• by writing an email to email@example.com or
• by filling out a contact form, available at https://www.biu.pt/en/contactos.
2. What are Cookies?
Cookies are digital files containing small pieces of information (and generally with a unique identifier), which are downloaded and stored on the device of a visitor to a given website. They may be temporary (automatically deleted when the browser is closed) or persistent (until a defined expiry date), as well as original (defined by the entity operating the website) or the responsibility of third parties. Cookies can be categorised 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 functionalities 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. You can find out more about the Cookies used on this website from the list below.
BIU undertakes to update this list, and therefore this list may not reflect the Cookies actually being used at any time. 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 BIU: https://www.allaboutcookies.org and https://www.aboutcookies.org
4. Used Cookies and their purpose
BIU hereby details the information relating to the Cookies used in this website, as well as the data processing purposes for which they are justified. This website or emails sent by BIU may contain links to other websites or applications, including those that are the responsibility of various partners. In case the user accesses one of these links or applications, he/she should bear in mind that the Cookies Policies are 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.
There are two groups of cookies that can be used:
Permanent Cookies - these are cookies that are stored at browser level in the access equipment (PC, mobile and tablet) and are used every time you make a new visit to one of BIU's websites. They are generally used to direct navigation to the user's interests, allowing to provide a more personalized service.
Session Cookies - these are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of the browser until you leave the website. The information obtained by these cookies is used to analyse web traffic patterns, allowing to identify problems and provide a better browsing experience.
5. Which kinds of Cookies?
Strictly Necessary Cookies - These allow navigation on the website and use of the applications, as well as access to secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, the required services cannot be provided.
Analytical Cookies - These are used anonymously to create and analyse statistics in order to improve the functioning of the website.
Functionality Cookies - Store user preferences regarding the use of the website, so that it is not necessary to re-configure the website each time you visit.
Third-party Cookies - measure the success of third-party applications and advertising effectiveness. They can also be used to personalise a widget with user data.
Advertising Cookies - Direct advertising according to the interests of each user, in order to target advertising campaigns taking into account the user's tastes. They also limit the number of times you see the advertisement, helping to measure the effectiveness of advertising and the success of the website's organisation.
6. Managing Cookies
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 the 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.