Cookies Policy

To provide you with a better experience, InvestPorto, in collaboration with a number of partners, uses cookies on this website, which allow the personalization of content and advertising that is shown to you.
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Cookie Policy

What are cookies

A cookie is information that is automatically placed in the computer's hard drive when accessing certain websites. A cookie only identifies the browser in the server, allowing for the storage of information in the server to improve the users' web experience and analyse and review the website performance.

The information processed regards the Users' browsing preferences, such as the way Users access and use the website and in which country area they access it and they do not include, as such, any information or personal data regarding the Users but instead only generic information.

Most browsers are programmed to accept cookies, although it is possible to reconfigure the browser to refuse all cookies or to warn when a cookie is being sent. However, please note that some features of our website might not work properly in case cookies are deactivated.

Why do we use cookies
Our website uses cookies, as described below and the Municipality of Porto (Município do Porto) shall be the entity responsible thereby.

The use of cookies is aimed at improving the performance of our website and maximizing your browsing experience, namely by allowing for faster and more efficient browsing, since it eliminates the need to introduce repeated information. The Cookie Policy explains how we do it. In any case, should you have any questions regarding the functioning of cookies used by Municipality of Porto, please contact us at

Cookies management
All browsers allow each user to accept, refuse, or eliminate cookies, namely by selecting the appropriate settings in the browser.

Be aware, however, that the deactivation of cookies might affect, partially or in its entirety, the site browsing experience.

You can configure the cookies in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser.

The cookies may be deactivated, depending on your browser.

To learn more about cookies, please visit, where you can find information on how to manage many internet browsers.

The Municipality of Porto reserves the right to, at any moment, without prior notice and effective immediately, change, add, update or eliminate, partially or in its entirety, the terms of this document.

The cookies list will be updated when necessary, as the functions or the website services are subject to any change. Without prejudice to this, during the said update, it is possible that some cookies cease to be included in said list. In any case, the cookies will have the same purpose as the ones listed below.

Users should review this document on a regular basis in order to confirm whether updates or further changes were made.

Cookie settings
Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to change our default settings. Blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on the website and the services we can offer. In some cases, data obtained from cookies is shared with third parties. You can exercise your right to opt-out of that sharing at any time by disabling cookies. More information.

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Cookie list
A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts. More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

Strictly Necessary Cookies
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Name Provider Expiry Type Purpose Description
Session HTTP Preserves user session state across page requests.
bscookie 1 year HTTP Unclassified
CONSENT 2 years HTTP Used to detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category inthe cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for GDPR-compliance of the web site.
li_gc 180 days HTTP Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain
rc::a Persistent HTML This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the web site, in order to make valid reports on the use of their web site.
rc::c Session HTML This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.
9MWV6/datawrapper.gif Session Pixel Unclassified
gNSBN/datawrapper.gif Session Pixel Unclassified
qlAzk/datawrapper.gif Session Pixel Unclassified

Performance Cookies
Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Name Provider Expiry Type Purpose Description
30 days HTTP Used in connection with data-synchronization with third-party analysis service.
ln_or 1 day HTTP Registers statistical data on users' behaviour on the web site. Used for internal analytics by the web site operator.
Persistent HTTP Used to save information about the visitor's video settings.
lidc 1 day HTTP Registers which server-cluster is serving the visitor. This is used in context with load balancing , in order to optimize user experience.

Targeting Cookies
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to bMarketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

Name Provider Expiry Type Purpose Description
__atrfs Session HTTP This cookie is used to collect non-personal informatio non the visitor's behavior and non-personal visitor statistics, which can be used by a third-party ad-targeting agency.
__atuvc 1 year HTTP Updates the counter of a web site's social sharing features.
__atuvs 1 day HTTP Ensures that the updated counter is displayed to the user if a page is shared with the social sharing service, AddThis.
at-lojson-cache-# Persistent HTML Used by the social sharing platform Add This.
at-rand Persistent HTML Used by the social sharing platform AddThis.
bcookie 1 year HTTP Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.
DEVICE_INFO 180 days HTTP Used to track user’s interaction with embedded content.
loc 1 year HTTP Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level).
LogsDatabaseV2:Vd6ed1e77||#LogsRequestsStore Persistent IndexedDB Unclassified
remote_sid Session HTTP Necessary for the implementation and functionality of YouTube video-con tent on the website.
ServiceWorkerLogsDatabase#SWHealthLog Persistent IndesedDB Unclassified
UserMatchHistory 30 days HTTP Ensures visitor browsing-security by preventing cross-site request forgery. This cookie is essential for the security of the web site and visitor.
uvc 1 year HTTP Detects how often the social sharing service, AddThis, encounters the same user.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 180 days HTTP Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
xtc 1 year HTTP Registers the user's sharing of content via social media.
YSC Session HTTP Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen .
ytidb::LAST_RESULT_ENTRY_KEY Persistent HTML Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
YtIdbMeta#databases Persistent IndexedDB Unclassified
yt-remote-cast-available Session HTML Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-cast-installed Session HTML Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-connected-devices Persistent HTML Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-device-id Persistent HTML Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-fast-check-period Session HTML Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-session-app Session HTML Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-session-name Session HTML Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.

How to contact us
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