This website uses cookies in order to ensure a better experience for its visitors, as well as to ensure that it is fully operational.

This Cookie Policy is part of our Privacy Policy. For additional information about us and how we protect user information, please consult our Privacy Policy.

In order to provide a personalized and efficient service to our users, it is necessary to memorize and store information about how this website should be used.

For that purpose, we use cookies that constitute a small computer file stored by a website on your computer or mobile device in order to allow it to identify it in future accesses, remember your actions and preferences and improve your browsing experience.

Cookies themselves do not identify the individual user, but only the computer or mobile device used.

Browsing on this site enables information to be collected using cookies and other technologies. By using this website, you accept the use of cookies as described in this Cookie Notice as well as the use of cookies on other specific COTEC Portugal websites, which you can visit as described in the respective cookie notifications.

What kind of Cookies do we use?

COTEC uses the following types of cookies:

a) Session cookies – These are temporary cookies that remain in your Internet browser’s cookies until you leave the site. The information they store allows them to securely manage the various operations performed by you during a session to access our website.

b) Permanent cookies – These are cookies that are stored in your computer or mobile device’s Internet browser and are accessed and used whenever you visit the site again.

The cookies used by COTEC have different functions:

a) Essential cookies – Some cookies are essential to access specific areas of our website. They allow you to browse the site and use its applications, such as accessing secure areas of the site through login. Without these cookies, certain services cannot be provided. In general, user consent is not required to install essential cookies on your device when you access the site.

b) Analytical cookies – They are used anonymously for the purpose of creating and analyzing statistics, in order to improve the functioning of the website.

c) Functionality cookies – These store the user’s preferences regarding the use of the website, so that it is not necessary to configure the website again each time you visit it.

This Website does not use Targeting Cookies to promote targeted advertising to our visitors.

The cookies used by COTEC can also come in two types:

a) First party cookies – These are cookies placed and managed by COTEC.

b) Third party cookies – These are cookies placed and managed by third parties. As they are controlled by third parties, it is not possible to guarantee that the list below remains unchanged. You can, in any case, control or prevent access to these cookies under the terms below.

What can you do to control the use of cookies?

Internet browsers allow you to exercise some control over the use of cookies, through the respective settings.

Most browsers allow you to block cookies or block cookies from specific websites. Browsers can also help you delete cookies when you close your browser.

However, we caution you that this may mean that any preferences set on the website may be lost.

To learn more about cookies, including what cookies are, how to manage them and how to delete them, visit, which also includes information on how to manage your settings for various browser providers.

Email Communications

To assess the relevance of our communications, we can use monitoring technologies to determine whether our visitors have read, clicked on links or forwarded certain communications via email sent by us. In case of disagreement with this process, our users should unsubscribe from our emails, since it is not possible to send these emails without these active monitoring mechanisms. Registered subscribers can update their communication preferences at any time by contacting us using this email form, or they can cancel their subscription, following the instructions in the communication email sent by us to their email address.

We are always available to answer your questions.

If you have any questions or need more information regarding the processing of personal data that we carry out based on our cookies, contact us via the following channels:

E-mail: to the e-mail address; or

Letter: addressed to Cláudia Gouveia, Porto INOVA Building, Rua Engenheiro Ferreira Dias, 728 – Sala 1.05, 4100-246 Porto

Changes to the Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy can be revised at any time, according to our criteria. When such changes are made, the revision date at the top of the page will change. The amended Cookie Policy will take effect from the date of review. We recommend users of our website to review the Cookie Policies periodically, in order to be informed about our management of cookies.