Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

1. introduction

The present Cookies policy seeks to explain, in a transparent and specific way, how personal information collected through the use of the website is used. It is in this spirit that PDA PORTUGAL, through the present Cookies Policy, details how, when and why Cookies are used in this website.

This website uses Cookies in order to ensure that we offer a unique and personalized experience. By continuing to explore the website, the visitor expressly agrees to this Cookie Policy.

For any questions about this website Cookies Policy, the visitor may contact PDA PORTUGAL through the following contact points:

E-mail: [email protected]

2. What are Cookies?

Cookies are digital files containing small pieces of information (and usually with a unique identifier), which are downloaded and stored on the device of a visitor to a given website. They may be temporary (being automatically deleted when the browser is closed) or persistent (until a defined expiry date), as well as original (defined by the entity that operates the site) or the responsibility of third parties.

Cookies can be categorized according to the purpose they serve. Some cookies are strictly necessary for the website to function, while others collect statistical information in order to analyse the use of the website and its performance. Some cookies are used to ensure the provision of additional website functionality or to store the visitor's preferences regarding navigation on the website each time they use the same device. Other cookies may also be used to measure the success of applications and the effectiveness of third-party advertising. The visitor may learn more about which Cookies are used in this website from the list below. PDA PORTUGAL commits to update this list, so it may not reflect, at all times, the Cookies actually being used.

For more information about Cookies, the visitor may consult two platforms that provide more detailed information about Cookies and that do not have any kind of commercial or legal relationship with PDA PORTUGAL: or

3. Why use Cookies?

The use of Cookies is something almost universal to all websites, not harming in any way the devices (computers, tablets, cell phones, etc.) in which they are stored and allowing a better user experience of the platforms themselves, both in terms of performance and in terms of navigation, since the contents provided will be more targeted to the real needs and expectations of users.

Cookies thus enable the Website to memorize information about your visit, such as your preferred language, your location, the recurrence of your sessions, and other variables that we consider relevant to making your search experience much more comfortable and efficient.

4. Cookies used and their purposes

PDA PORTUGAL details below the information concerning the Cookies used in the website, as well as the data treatment purposes that justify them.

This website or the emails sent by PDA PORTUGAL may contain links to other websites or applications, including those under the responsibility of several partners. Should the user access one of those links or applications, he should take into account that the respective Cookie Policies are of the exclusive responsibility of the entities that manage them. For this reason, you should read the cookie policies of other platforms or applications before using them.

Cookie NameResponsible EntityValidityReason/Purpose
1P_JARGoogle1 monthUsed to gather website statistics and track conversion rates.
APISIDGoogle2 yearsUsed by Google to store user preferences.
CONSENTGoogle18 years oldTechnical cookie that controls the acceptance of cookies.
DVGoogleSessionUsed by Google to store user preferences.
HSIDGoogle2 yearsUsed by Google to store user preferences.
NIDGoogle6 monthsThe NID cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to remember your preferences and other information such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you want to see per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether you want to enable Google's SafeSearch filter.
SAPISIDGoogle2 yearsUsed by Google to store user preferences.
SIDGoogle2 yearsUsed by Google to store user preferences.
SIDCCGoogle3 monthsSecurity cookie to protect user data from unauthorized access.
SSIDGoogle2 yearsUsed by Google to store user preferences.
SEARCH_SAMESITEGoogle6 monthsUsed by Google to prevent CSRF attacks.
_GApdaportugal.com2 yearsData from Google Analytics used to anonymously distinguish unique users and accelerate update frequency.
The full privacy policy can be found here:
_GIDpdaportugal.com24 hoursData from Google Analytics used to anonymously distinguish unique users and accelerate update frequency.
The full privacy policy can be found here:

5. Should I accept the use of Cookies?

In compliance with the current legislation in force, except for strictly necessary cookies and performance/analysis cookies, this website may only resort to the use of Cookies through the visitor's previous and express consent. PDA PORTUGAL commits to use Cookies only for the purposes mentioned in the previous point.

It is important to note that the use of Cookies is essential for the correct functioning of the website in its entirety, and therefore their acceptance is recommended.

6. Cookie Management

Most browsers allow control over the Cookies stored on the visitor's devices, as well as their immediate deletion if the user wishes to stop allowing local storage of Cookies.

Users can always configure the devices and browsers they use to accept all or some Cookies, to notify them whenever a Cookie is issued, or never to receive Cookies. In order for visitors to be able to manage their Cookies from their browser in a simple and intuitive manner, they should check and parameterize Cookie Management in the browser they use according to their preferences.

PDA PORTUGAL, reserves the right to update this policy at any time, according to legal requirements and/or commercial activity needs.

This Cookie Policy was last updated on July 25, 2020.

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