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Cookie Notice

1. What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer when you visit a website. These files are widely used to make the website work correctly and efficiently, as well as to provide information to its owners. 
There are two main categories of cookies:
• Own – used directly by the Shrine of Fatima on your device.
• Third party – used by third parties, through the Shrine of Fatima.

2. How are cookies used?

Visitors to this website use different computers and web browsers. To make your visits as simple as possible, a record is automatically kept of the browser type (e.g. Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) and operating system (e.g. Windows, Mac) and the domain name of your internet service provider.

3. Why do we use cookies?

During a visit to our web pages, cookies may be placed on the user’s computer in order to improve their performance and maximise their browsing experience, namely by making it faster and more efficient and eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information.

4. Third-party cookies

We may use external web services to display content on our pages, for example to show images or videos, carry out surveys or manage more relevant advertising campaigns in the future. As with buttons for social networks, we cannot prevent the collection of information by these external websites or domains. 
For more information about our suppliers or how these cookies work, please contact us at webmaster@fatima.pt 

5. Types of cookies on our websites

This website uses cookies that perform the following functions:
• Strictly necessary cookies - essential for the website to function.
• Analytical cookies - used anonymously to monitor and analyse statistics, without ever collecting personal information.
• Functionality cookies - allow us to improve the user experience (for example, by reminding you of all the settings you have previously defined). 
The following table provides an explanation of the cookies used on the Shrine of Fatima’s online shop website and their purpose:








Distinguishes between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the site in order to make valid reports on its use.





Distinguishes between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the site in order to make valid reports on its use.





Guarantees the security of the visitor’s browsing, preventing the falsification of requests between sites. Essential for site and visitor security.


1 day



Sends data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.





Tracks the interaction between the user and the advertising banners on the site. Used to optimise the relevance of the ads on the site.







6. Can you block the use of cookies?

Yes. All browsers allow the user to accept, refuse or delete cookies, namely by selecting the appropriate settings in the “options” or “preferences” menu. Please note, however, that deactivating cookies may partially or totally affect your browsing experience on the websites.
You can find information on how to control cookies, depending on your internet browser, at the following addresses:
•    Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/delete-cookies-in-microsoft-edge-63947406-40ac-c3b8-57b9-2a946a29ae09  
•    Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop 
•    Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Clear%20Recent%20History 
•    Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042 
•    Opera: http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/ 
For more information on cookies and how to prevent them from being installed or how to delete existing ones on your devices, see the website http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

7. Cookies that have been set in the past

The Shrine of Fatima may continue to use the information collected before setting the disabled cookie preference, even while no longer using the disabled cookie to collect more information.

8. Consent

By accepting the use of cookies, we consider that the user accepts the use of cookies for the purposes indicated and in accordance with the conditions contained in this document.
If, at any time, you wish to withdraw your consent to our cookie notice, you must delete the stored cookies by adjusting the corresponding options found in your browser’s “tools” menu.

9. Changes to the cookie notice

The Shrine of Fatima reserves the right, at any time, without prior notice and with immediate effect, to change, add, update or delete, partially or totally, this information on cookies. 
Accordingly, this notice will occasionally be updated to reflect changes in our practices and services. We recommend that you check our website periodically so that you can be informed of any changes to the cookie notice or any other notice.