What are cookies?

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What are cookies?

Cookies are information files that are automatically stored in the rigid discs of user computers when they access certain websites. Cookies identify your server’s browser and enable information to be stored therein as to improve the user’s web experience and obtain more information regarding their use of the website and/or to promote its use.

Most browsers are set to accept cookies – although it is possible to configure the settings to reject them (see below) – and to indicate when a cookie is being sent. You should note, however, that if you reject cookies, then some parts of our website may not work properly.


Why do we use cookies?

Quinta das Arcas uses cookies on its website (either directly or through its partners). Collected cookies are solely used by Quinta das Arcas, either directly or through its service providers, except for the Google Analytics cookies employed on the website. For more information on the way and terms under which Google will process your data, please visit https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.

We use cookies in order to improve our website's performance and maximise your browsing experience, as well as for marketing purposes and optimum services and solutions provided by Quinta das Arcas to our website’s users.


How to block/disable Cookies

All browsers enable their users to accept, reject, or delete cookies particularly by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser.
However, you should keep in mind that when you disable cookies you might affect in part or completely your browsing experience on our website.


You may configure cookies on your browser's ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu. Below you will see several ways to disable cookies depending on your browser:


Configuring cookies on Internet Explorer – disable cookies on Internet Explorer:

Click on the ‘Tools’ menu and select ‘Internet Options’;

Select the ‘Privacy’ tab;

Keep scrolling until you see the ‘Block all cookies’ option.


Configuring cookies on Firefox – disable cookies on Firefox:

Click on the ‘Tools’ menu;

Select ‘Options’;

Click on the ‘Privacy Settings’ icon;

On the ‘Cookies’ section, disable the ‘Accept cookies from sites’ option;

Click on ‘OK’ to save changes and close the settings.


Configuring cookies on Google Chrome – disable cookies on Google Chrome:

Click on Google Chrome’s menu icon.

Select Settings.

On the bottom of the page click on Advanced.

On the ‘Privacy’ section, click on Content Settings.


Enable or disable cookies: 

To enable cookies, select Allow local data to be set (recommended).

To disable cookies, select Block sites from setting any data.


Configuring cookies on Safari web and iOS – disable cookies on Safari web and iOS:

Click on ‘Edit’;

Select ‘Preferences’;

On the upper panel, select the ‘Security’ icon;

On the ‘Accept Cookies’ section, select ‘Never’.

Quinta das Arcas has, at any given moment, and with no need for prior notice, and with immediate effects, the right to change, add, update, or delete, partially or completely, this information on cookies. 

You should visit this page periodically to verify whether any changes or updates have been made. 

For more information on cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org, where you will find information on managing your settings for the different browsers.
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