Cookie Notice

Date of entry into force April 2018
This Cookie Notice applies to owned and operated by Hostal Portugal and describes how we use personal data collected through Cookies and other techniques including pixels (‘Cookies’) on our website (‘Site’).

Data collection

By entering the Site or viewing our targeted advertising, we automatically collect data through Cookies.

The types of information we collect through Cookies are IP address, device ID, page views, browsing information, browser type, operating system, internet service provider, time, redirect URL and location data depending on the device being used.

More information about Cookies: Cookies are small portions of electronic information that web pages send to the user’s browser and are stored on the user’s hard drive. We will leave Cookies on your computer when you visit our website. If you are concerned about having Cookies on your device, you can configure your browser to reject all Cookies or to notify you whenever there are Cookies so that you can decide if you accept them. You can also delete Cookies from your device. If you choose to block or delete Cookies, some of the features of the pages you visit may not work properly.

Learn more about pixel tags: Pixel tags (also called web beacons or tracking pixels) are electronic files that typically consist of a single pixel image and can be placed on a web page or in an email to send information, such as a newsletter. If you use our services, we may use pixels to place or recognize a Cookie on your device.

Third-party cookies: in some cases, we allow a third party to place Cookies. If you have questions about which Cookies are used and who places them, do not hesitate to contact us. Contact details can be found below.

Processing purposes

We use the information collected through Cookies (including your personal data) for the following purposes:

  • Facilitate the use of our Site: We use the information we collect through Cookies so that you can use the Site. It is our legitimate interest as a business to use Cookies for this purpose.
  • Analyze the use of our services: We use the information we collect through Cookies to analyze how our Site is used and to report on such use. We also use Cookies to track how you use our Site and to improve the user experience and quality of the Site. It is our legitimate interest as a business to use Cookies for these purposes.
  • Deliver targeted advertising: We use the information we collect through Cookies to pursue our legitimate interests through targeted advertising. Where necessary, we will ask for your consent to place Cookies for this purpose. Even if you have given your consent, you may withdraw it at any time. In addition, you can object at any time to our processing of your data for advertising purposes.
  • Market Research: We use the information we collect through Cookies to pursue our legitimate interest in conducting market research (such as market segment analysis, trends, preferences or behaviors, and research on products, services or effectiveness of marketing and advertising) or product development (such as analyzing the characteristics of a market segment or consumer group or the performance of our Site in order to improve our Site).

If you wish to sign up for the use of Cookies described in this section and no mechanism is directly by which you can do so (for example, in your browser settings), please contact .

Data sharing

  • Sharing with third parties: We share your personal data with third parties (such as service providers) as permitted by law and as described below. We do not sell or rent your personal data.
  • Competent Authorities: We will disclose your personal data to law enforcement and other governmental authorities as required by law or strictly necessary for the prevention, detection or prosecution of criminal acts and fraud.

Data retention

Session Cookies and Permanent Cookies work differently. Session Cookies cease to exist when the browser is closed. Permanent ones have a longer lifespan and are not automatically deleted when you close the browser. We try to use or allow the use of Cookies with a maximum lifespan of 5 years. When strictly necessary and only in exceptional cases, for example, for security reasons (e.g. to detect fraud), this time may be longer. If you have questions about specific retention periods, please contact us. You will find the contact information below.

Questions or complaints

If you have questions or concerns about our processing of your personal data, or if you wish to exercise any of the rights you have under this notice, you are free to contact us by . You can also contact the competent data protection authority in case of questions or complaints.

Changes to the notice

Just as the business changes, this Cookie Notice may vary over time. If you would like to check the changes made to this Cookie Notice, we invite you to access this Cookie Notice to view them.