Cookies Policy

Welcome to HBD Resort Operations, Unipessoal, Lda’ website. This cookies policy is designed to make you aware of our practices related to the information we collect on you, through cookies and tracking technologies when you visit our site. HBD Resort Operations, Unipessoal, Lda uses cookies on this site within the terms described below. Cookies collected are used by HBD Resort Operations, Unipessoal, Lda (directly or through its service providers), as well as by third parties within the terms described herein. Cookies are defined as blocks of information that a site sends to your browser in order to help it remember information on you and your preferences. This information file is automatically stored on the user’s computer hard disks. Cookies identify your navigation program on the server, allowing information to be stored therefore improving the user’s Web experience, obtain additional information about the user’s use of our site and/or to enhance their use of it. The use of cookies aims to improve the performance of our site and maximise your experience when navigating it and this page explains how we do it..

General description of cookies’ rules of consent

In accordance with European Union legislation, organisations that place cookies on their users’ computers through their sites are required to obtain the user’s “consent”, after providing clear and complete information on how cookies are used on these aforesaid sites.

This said, and in order to comply with this obligation, we have adopted four measures:

  1. We have identified cookies and other tracking technologies used in this site, their respective purposes, as well as further related information, such as expiration date and type of own cookies or of third parties;
  2. We have evaluated these cookies impact on users’ privacy expectations, according to information collected in paragraph (a) above;
  3. We have provided clear and complete information on cookies used, with the appropriate level of information related with the impact of each cookie;
  4. We have used an appropriate strategy to obtain consent for cookies taking into consideration their use and impact. Certain types of cookies may benefit from legal exemptions (when these cookies are strictly available for undertaking a service or the provision of a product which has been specifically requested) and when applicable, consent will not be asked for these cookies.

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that a site, when accessed by the user, stores in your computer or mobile device through your Internet browser. The storage of cookies helps the site to recognise your device the next time you visit it. We use the term cookies in this policy to identify all the files that collect information this way.

The cookies used do not collect information that personally identifies the user. Cookies collect generic information, namely the way that users access and use the sites or the country/countries area from where they access the site, etc.. Cookies only retain information related to your preferences. The user can, at any moment, through their browser, decide to be notified when receiving cookies, as well as block their respective entry into the system. Declining the use of cookies on the site could result in making it impossible to access some of its areas or receive personalised information.

 

What are cookies for?

Cookies are used to help determine the usefulness, interest and number of times the site is accessed, allowing a faster and more efficient navigation therefore eliminating the need to repeatedly introduce the same information.

 

What kind of cookies do we use?

Our cookies have different roles:

- Crucial cookies – some cookies are crucial to access specific areas of our site. They allow site navigation and the use of its applications, as well as accessing private areas of the site through login. Without these cookies, we wouldn’t be able to provide the services you require.

- Analytical cookies – we use these cookies to analyse the way users navigate the site to monitor its performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by personalising our site’s content and quickly identify and amend any problems that may arise.

For example, we use performance cookies to understand which pages are the most popular, which method of connection between pages is most efficient, or to determine the reason why some pages are receiving error messages. Based on site’s use, we can also make use of these cookies to highlight articles or services that we think might be of interest to our users. These cookies are solely used to create and analyse statistics, without ever collecting personal information.

- Functionality cookies – We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember users’ preferences. For example, cookies deter the need to enter the user‘s name each time they access the site.

We also make use of these functionality cookies to provide the user with advanced services, for example making a comment on an article. In short, functionality cookies store users’ preferences related to their use of the site in order for the site to be already configured for future accesses.

 

The cookies used can be:

- Permanent cookies – Stored on the browser of your devices (desktop, mobile and tablet) and are used whenever the user accesses the site. They are generally used to direct navigation according to the user’s interests, allowing us to provide a more personalised service.

- Session cookies - These are temporary and remain in your browser’s cookies folder until you leave the site. The information collected allows us to identify problems and provide a better navigation experience.

 

Can the use of cookies be blocked?

As previously explained, cookies help you get the best use from our sites. After authorising the use of cookies, the user can always deactivate part or all of our cookies. This action will depend on the browsers characteristics and the type of device you are using to access the website. In order to do so, the user must follow the instructions on the page " how to manage cookies" (https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050?hl=pt).

We would like to remind you that on deactivating cookies, parts of our site might not operate correctly.

 

The use of cookies when opening our newsletters

For statistical purposes our newsletters may contain a single “pixel” which allows us to know if they are open and check the clicks through links or advertisements within the newsletter.

The user can always deactivate the sending of the newsletter through their personal area.

 

More information about cookies

You can obtain more information about cookies on this page: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.