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Cookies Policy

Please find out how we use cookies to improve the performance of our websites and your user experience.


As part of its activity, AICEP - Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal, from now on referred to as 'AICEP’, collects information about its users on its websites using cookies to provide a personalised service and enable better browsing.




What are cookies?

Cookies are small information files placed on your electronic device. They can take on various functions, such as storing user preferences for certain types of information or storing information relating to your visit to this website. Their primary purpose is to recognise the user during their visits to the website and the respective configuration parameters and the consequent establishment of secure and private sessions, as well as to prevent any attempt at unauthorised access and adequate data protection under the legally required terms.




What are the functions of cookies?

Cookies perform various functions, including helping the website's content management and updating department to gain a deeper understanding of how the website is used, facilitating browsing, storing your preferences and, in general, improving your user experience, and ensuring that websites present you with relevant content. They are thus instruments for the continuous improvement of the user experience.

What types of cookies do we use?

There are different types of cookies with varying modes of action and purposes when browsing the internet. For full clarification, we present the existing categories, which you can check in your browser:


» Strictly Necessary Cookies:

These are essential cookies because they guarantee navigation on the site and the use of its functionalities, such as accessing secure areas of websites or e-commerce functionalities.


» Performance Cookies:

These cookies collect information about the overall use of websites, for example, which pages have the highest volume of visits or whether you receive error messages.

They do not collect user identification information. All the information collected is completely anonymous and only serves to optimise website navigation.


» Functional Cookies:

These cookies allow websites to remember information about the choices made by the user, such as username, language, and the region from which the user accesses the website, and to personalise the user's browsing experience.


» Targeting Cookies:

These cookies collect information about a user's browser usage habits, recording website uses.

They are used to support more targeted marketing and communication actions and do not collect personally identifiable information about the user. They make it possible to distinguish and identify individual user preferences or store a code that makes it possible to translate a set of user habits or preferences.



How can I configure the use of cookies?

At any time, you can choose the level of configuration that best suits your preferences. There are three options:


» ‘Accept all cookies’

» ‘Accept only necessary cookies’

» ‘Cookie configuration’


By default, if you do not select any of the options provided, browsing our website will only use the cookies necessary to function correctly.

If you select one of the three options, your choice will remain valid for 365 days.

You can change your cookie settings anytime by accessing the Privacy Preference Center.

For what purposes do we use cookies?

AICEP uses temporary cookies to maximise its services' security and ensure the optimal provision of online services. For more details, please see the following section, Cookie List.

What happens if I deactivate the cookies option in my browser?

The latest browsers offer the option to accept or decline the saving of cookies. This is a global setting applied to all websites you access. If you deactivate the option to save cookies in your browser, you will no longer accept cookies from the websites you visit.




How do I deactivate/activate cookies?

At any time, users can configure their preferences regarding the cookies used on websites and applications that are not strictly necessary using the tool provided here.


In addition, most browsers allow control over the cookies stored on the devices and their immediate deletion if the User wishes to stop letting the local storage of cookies.


To manage the use of cookies in your browser, follow these steps:


Apple Safari 

Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Mozilla Firefox



The User should, however, be aware that by turning off cookies through the browser settings, they may not have access to certain functionalities of the website and applications since the settings panel of most modern browsers does not offer a level of detail that allows Users to turn off all cookies that are not strictly necessary to allow the use of the websites they visit.

Updating the Cookies Policy

AICEP reserves the right to change this Cookies Policy at any time, and such changes will be duly publicised on the various Channels.




Last updated: 14/05/2024