What is a cookie?
A cookie is a file downloaded to your computer or other device when you access certain websites which collects data about your browsing on these websites. In some cases, cookies are necessary for browsing and allow information about a user’s browsing habits or device, among others, to be stored and recovered and, depending on the information they contain and the way you use your device, may be used to recognise the user.
Identifying the cookies used
- First-party cookies: these are sent to the user’s device from a device or domain managed by the webpage you are visiting and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
- Third-party cookies: these are sent to the user’s device from a device or domain that is not managed by the page you are visiting but by another entity which processes the data gathered from the cookies.
- Session cookies: these gather and store data when the user visits a webpage.
- Persistent cookies: these store data in the device so that it may be accessed and processed for a period defined by the cookie owner – from a few minutes to several years.
- Technical cookies: these allow the user to browse a webpage, platform or application and use the different options or services.
- Preference cookies: these allow the user to access the service with some general pre-defined characteristics according to a number of criteria in the user’s device, such as language, the type of browser being used, the regional settings of the location from which they are accessing the service, etc.
- Analytics cookies: these allow the owner of the cookies to track and analyse user behaviour on connected websites. The data gathered from this kind of cookies is used to measure activity on the website, application or platform and prepare the browsing profiles of users of those sites, with the goal of improving analysis based on the data about how the users are using the service.
The table below shows the cookies used on the www.engie.pt website and the purpose for which they are used.
Users may allow, block or delete the cookies installed on their device using the options settings of their browser. Please read the help section of your browser carefully for more information about how to activate “private mode” or unblock certain cookies.
- Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet options -> Privacy -> Settings.
For more information, please use Microsoft Support or the Help section of your browser.
- Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Personal settings.
For more information, please use Mozilla Support or the Help section of your browser.
- Chrome: Settings -> Advanced -> Privacy -> Content settings.
For more information, please use Google Help or see the Help section of your browser.
- Safari: Preferences -> Security.
For more information, please use Apple Support or the Help section of your browser.
Disabling or eliminating Google Analytics cookies
If you agree to the use of Google Analytics cookies, you can uninstall them later by configuring your browser’s settings, as indicated above, or by installing the Google Analytics disabling supplement: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=pt
Remember that when you delete personalised cookies you will have to update your preferences every time you start a session on our site or, if you use a different device, profile, computer or browser, you will have to tell us your preferences again. Deleting them may also prevent some features from functioning correctly.
Social networking buttons
External web services
Sometimes we use external web services to show content on our webpages, for example, to show images or videos. As is the case with social networking buttons, we cannot stop these websites or external domains from gathering information about the use of these incorporated contents.
ENGIE does not undertake any responsibility for legal or technical problems caused by the USER’s failure to comply with these recommendations. The purpose of this document is to provide information to the users and it should not therefore be used for any other purpose.