Cookies Policy

What are Cookies        

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, smartphone or other device when you visit our website. Cookies only identify 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 performance of the website. 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. 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

The use of cookies is aimed at improving the performance of our website and maximizing your browsing experience, namely by allowing for a faster and more efficient browsing, since it eliminates the need to introduce repeated information. This Cookies Policy explains how we do it. In any case, should you have any questions regarding the functioning of cookies used by Porto City Council, 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 entirely, the website’s browsing experience.
You can configure the use of cookies in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser.
Cookies may be deactivated, depending from your browser.
To learn more about cookies, please visit, where you can find all the information on how to manage it in many internet browsers.


The Municipality of Porto reserves the right to, at any moment, without prior notice and with immediate effect, change, add, update or eliminate, partially or entirely, the terms of this document.
The cookies list will be updated when necessary, as the functions or the website’s services are subject to changes. Without prejudice to this, during the said update it is possible that some cookies cease to be included in the said list. In any case, the cookies will have the same purpose as the ones listed below.
The users should review this document on a regular basis in order to confirm whether updates or further changes are made.
Cookies limit data collection if too many requests from users are received on a page. Some users’ requests are blocked and results are projected.

Technical Name
Storage Period
Token used on the website in order to identity the user session. Session
admin_tema Saves the preferred layout of the backoffice to guarantee that all the users see the same layout. 1 year
theme_hide_menu Saves de order of the items of the dashboard defined by the user. 100 days
dashboard_sort Grava a ordem dos itens do dashboard definida pelo utilizador. 100 day
cookiePolicy Defines if the user read and accepted the Cookie Policy. 1 day

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