Cookies are small text files sent to your computer when you visit a website. These are then sent back to the originating website on the next visits, or to another website that recognizes this cookie. Cookies act as a website's memory, allowing it to remember your computer whenever you visit the website again. Cookies can also store your preferences, improve your experience as a user, as well as choose advertising that is more relevant to the user. For further explanation of cookies, including knowing which cookies have been installed on your computer and how to manage and delete them, please consult rfc6265.
On a website, session cookies can be used, which only remain active until you close the Internet browser or use permanent cookies, which will remain active for a specific period of time longer.
Strictly necessary: Cookies that are strictly necessary to provide the services required by the user
Performance: Cookies that gather information about how visitors use the website, namely which pages are most visited and whether they receive error messages from web pages
Functionality: Cookies that allow a website to remember choices made by the user (for example their username, language or region) and which provide improved, more personalized functions
Targeting or advertising: Cookies used to provide advertising that is more relevant to a user or more in line with his or her interests. They are also used to limit the number of times a user sees an advertisement and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.
The cookies used on www.hfa.pt are listed in the list below.
hfa-homepagepop which registers that the user already consulted that day's home page popup if it exists.
PHPSESSID stores any preferences and settings that the user may define during the visit to the site, for example, whether the user is connected or not. If this cookie is blocked it is possible that the website will stop functioning properly. This cookie is deleted as soon as you leave the site.
PastMember: stores data about your access. This cookie does not store personal information, but if you are a registered user, it is used to update your data in the database. This cookie is stored for 90 days.
these cookies are system-related cookies.
__utmz stores the information regarding the user's origin, that is, if he arrived at the site from a search engine (and if so, the search word used), a shortcut or any other page (favorites, for example).
__utma stores the number of visits (per user), the time of the first visit, the previous visit and the visit of that moment.
__utmb and __utmc are used to check the time that people are on the site, that is, the start and end time of the visit approximately.
Cookies: how to control and delete?
Most Internet browsing programs accept cookies. However, you can always change these settings so that it refuses new cookies, disables existing cookies or simply lets you know when new cookies are being sent to your computer. To prevent future cookies from being stored on your computer, refer to the Internet browser's manufacturer's help instructions (usually available under "Help" / "Help", "Tools" / "Tools" or "Edit" / "Edit" ). For more information, see Google or Microsoft recommendations. Please note that by refusing or disabling cookies, you may lose access to some of the website's functionality (s). Please also note that disabling a cookie or category of cookies does not delete the cookie from your browser. You will need to do this from the navigation program