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Cardal Hotel uses cookies on its website to improve performance and user experience as described below.


What are Cookies?

Cookies are text files with relevant information that your access device (Computer, Mobile Phone, Smartphone or Tablet) loads through the internet browser (Browser) when the user visits our website.

The cookies used on our website do not collect personal information to identify the user. Its use is made solely and exclusively to improve users’ navigation, understanding their behaviors, tastes and interests in a global way.

In this way, we try to analyze the data provided by browsing in order to improve the use and visualization of our website, making it simpler and faster, enabling a more interesting and dynamic browsing experience.

The user can, at any time and through his internet browser (Browser), decide to be notified about the reception of cookies, as well as block their entry into his system. It should be noted, however, that the refusal to use cookies on our website may result in important aspects not working.


How Cookies Work

In general, and as we have already mentioned, cookies are used to improve the user’s browsing experience, increasing the speed and efficiency of our website’s response.

We collect information about browsing our website, such as the most visited pages, the user’s origin (research, third-party recommendation, advertisements or campaigns).

We do not make the information collected by cookies available to third parties, except when required by law (State bodies or law enforcement agencies). However, we emphasize again that if you do not want to store data from our website on your device (Computer, Mobile Phone, Smartphone or Tablet), there are ways to block some or all cookies and delete all those that have already been saved. If you wish to delete our cookies, or block the future storage of cookies, please be aware that you may not have access to certain areas/interactive tools of our website.


The different types of Cookies

Analytical Cookies: They are used to analyze how users use our website. These cookies are used only for the purpose of creating and analyzing statistics, without ever collecting personal information. In this way, we are able to provide a high quality experience.

Functionality Cookies: They store user preferences regarding the use of our website, so that it is not necessary to reconfigure the website each time you visit it.

Third-Party Cookies: Measure the success of applications and the effectiveness of third-party advertising. They can also be used to customize a Widget with user data.


Cookie validity

Permanent Cookies: They are stored at the level of the internet browser (Browser) on your access device (Computer, Mobile Phone, Smartphone or Tablet) and are used whenever you make a new visit to our website. They are generally used to direct navigation according to the user’s interests, allowing us to provide a more personalized service.


Session Cookies: These cookies are temporary and are available until you leave our website. The next time the user accesses their internet browser (Browser) these cookies will no longer be stored. The information obtained by these cookies is used to analyze web traffic patterns, allowing us to identify problems and provide a better browsing experience.


How can you manage Cookies?

All internet browsers (Browsers) allow the user to accept, refuse or delete cookies, namely by selecting the appropriate settings in the respective internet browser (Browser).

Below we indicate how you can activate cookies in some of the most used internet browsers (Browser):

Internet Explorer:

1) Click on the “Tools” menu and “Internet Options”;
2) On the “Privacy” tab, move the cursor down or select “Accept all cookies”;
3) Finally, click OK.

Mozilla Firefox:

1) Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”
2) Click the “Privacy” icon on the top panel.
3) Check the box next to the option “Accept cookies from websites”.
4) Click “OK” to save the settings and close.

Google Chrome:

1) Click on “Customize and Control Google Chrome”;
2) On the “Behind the scenes” tab, click on “Content settings”;
3) Select the option “Allow definition of local data (recommended);


Cookies when opening Newsletter and Emails

Newsletters and emails may, for statistical purposes, contain a small image that allows you to know if they are opened and to check clicks through links or advertisements within the newsletter. The user always has the possibility to deactivate the sending of the newsletter or email through the specific option in the footer of the newsletter or emails.


Embedded Content on Our Website

Some of our pages have embedded video content, for example via Youtube. When you visit pages that contain this type of content, they may contain cookies.

Our website also uses social media sharing tools such as Facebook or Twitter. When you click on one of these buttons, a cookie may be set by the service you chose to use.

We warn that we do not control these cookies, so for more information you should consult the relevant websites.


Why we DO NOT use cookies

We want you to understand that the cookies we use do not collect information that identifies the user or any information considered sensitive, such as personal identification, email addresses, passwords or credit card information.

The information that these cookies collect does not allow users to be identified personally or to monitor their browsing activity on other websites.


know more

Cookies law is the common name given to the European e-Privacy Directive, adapted for Portugal in Law 46/2012, in force since 30 August. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org