Cookies Notice

(Last update: 03.10.2022)


Greater Porto is a joint initiative of the Municipality of Matosinhos, the Municipality of Porto and the Municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia, these being the entities responsible for the website (the “Website”).

This Cookie Notice will allow you to obtain more information about the use of our services when accessing the Website. It is not applicable to third-party websites that can be accessed through a link provided on the Website.

The Website uses cookies and related technologies that collect and store information as the user navigates it. Greater Porto has implemented a tool so that you can manage your preferences in an informed way, which you can access at any time.

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Cookie management

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that the pages of the websites you visit send to the internet browser (“browser”) you are using and that allow the collection and storage of information. Cookies are used for different purposes such as, for example, obtaining information about your browsing habits or personalizing the content presented to you. They can be classified according to their origin, purpose, and duration.


Who is the owner of the cookies?

As for their origin, we can classify cookies as:

First-party: cookies managed and stored by Greater Porto.

Third-party: cookies managed and stored by entities that have content or systems integrated into the pages of the Website.


For which purposes are cookies used?

As for their purpose, we can classify cookies as:

Necessary cookies: these are cookies of a technical nature that allow the user to browse the website, activating basic functions, such as browsing the pages and accessing secure areas, and allowing the management and operation of the website. Consent is not collected for these cookies as without them the website or services cannot function properly.

Preferential cookies: these are cookies that allow you to memorize information about your previous navigations so that you can access the service with certain characteristics that can personalize your experience. These cookies allow, for example, to recognize the user’s language or save information from login areas to ensure more convenient access.

Statistical (analytical) cookies: these are cookies that allow tracking of user behavior on the website. Any information collected through this type of cookies is used to measure the activity of a website in an aggregate form, in order to introduce improvements based on the analysis of data relating to the use of the service by users.

Marketing cookies: these are cookies that allow us to know your browsing habits and show you advertising related to your browsing profile, managing advertising spaces more effectively. They aim to display relevant ads, adapting their content to the user.


How long can they be stored?

As for the duration, cookies can be classified as:

Session cookies: until the browser closes or the session ends;

Persistent cookies: stored for longer periods, so action is required by the user if you want to delete them from your device.


How is your consent collected?

As mentioned at the beginning of this Notice, we use a tool to manage cookie consents of users who visit the Website. This consent is requested the first time the user visits the Website or whenever the duration set for keeping your consent expires.


How can you manage cookies?

You can configure the cookies collected and used at any time, by following the button below:

Manage Cookies


You can also configure cookies on your browser to allow, block or delete installed cookies. In this case, you should bear in mind that, although you only have the cookies necessary to use or browse the Website, if you deactivate the remaining cookies, you will not be able to access all the features we offer. Your browser’s “Help” button provides additional information on how to configure your preferences.


Updates to the Cookie Notice

Greater Porto may modify this Notice from time to time to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. We recommend you to visit this page regularly to stay informed about the use of cookies and related technologies. For more information, contact us at

To learn more about how we process personal data and how you can contact us about this matter, please see our Privacy Notice.