Cookies Notice

01. Introduction

This Cookies Notice applies to the website, which is owned and managed by IMO – Instituto Português de Microcirurgia Ocular, Lda. and describes how we use personal information collected by Cookies on our website.

02. What are cookies?

Cookies are small information files that are sent to your computer or mobile phone when you visit a website. Cookies are sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize the user’s device, allowing them to navigate pages efficiently, also remembering their preferences and generally improving the user experience.


Some of the cookies issued by the server will only last for the duration of the session and will expire when you close the browser. Other cookies are used to remember when a user returns to a website and last for a longer period of time.

03. Why are these cookies used?

The information we collect through Cookies, including that related to personal data, is used for the following purposes:

A. Facilitate the use of our Website: we use the information collected through Cookies to allow you to use the Website.

Cookies can be divided into the following categories:

  • Essential cookies (type1)
    Estes cookies são essenciais para o correto funcionamento do site. Sem estes cookies, alguns serviços e opções, podem não estar disponíveis.
  • Functional cookies (type 2)
    Estes cookies permitem-nos melhorar a utilização e o desempenho dos sites e disponibilizar várias funcionalidades.
  • Performance/technical cookies (type 3)
    These cookies collect information about how you use websites. They help to identify particularly visited content on our website. This way, it is possible to adapt the content in a way that is more oriented towards your needs and, consequently, improve the functionality offered. These cookies do not collect personal data..
  • Third-party cookies (type 4)
    These cookies are installed by third parties (such as social networks). The main objective is the integration of social media content on our website, such as plugins. The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies.
  • Third-party cookies (type 5)
    These cookies are installed by third parties (such as social networks). The main objective is the integration of social media content on our website, such as plugins.
  • Marketing cookies (type 6)
    These cookies serve to target advertising based on the interests of each user and the number of visits made..

Cookies can be divided by duration:

  • Session: 
    Expire when the user ends the session.
  • Service: 
    Related to some personalized service within the website, with a expiration date of less than twenty-four hours (24h).
  • Permanent: 
    They are permanently installed in your browser and are activated each time you visit the website, as long as you do not disable their use..

Our website uses the following cookies:






This cookie is used to recognize whether the user is a human or a chatbot.




This cookie is used to recognize whether the user is a human being or a chatbot.



04. Manage cookie settings

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can modify your browser configuration to not accept it or to be notified each time a cookie is created. The ability to activate, deactivate or delete cookies can also be done in your browser. To do this, follow the instructions in your browser as indicated by the following links to the various official supports for each:

Mozilla Firefox:
Google Chrome:
Internet Explorer:
Microsoft Edge:

Disabling a cookie or a category of cookies does not delete the cookie from your browser, so you will need to delete it manually.
Please note that since this feature is a setting in your browser, this adjustment may also block cookies for other websites you visit.

You can find more information about cookies, including how to view the cookies that have been created on your device and how to manage or delete them using different types of browsers, at*.
If you don’t want your website visits to be detected by Google Analytics, go to
*  Please note that we cannot be responsible for the content of external websites. When blocking or deleting cookies used by, you may not be able to fully enjoy the site’s features.

05. Our contacts

If you have any questions regarding this cookie notice, you can contact us at any time using the following contact details:
IMO – Instituto Português de Microcirurgia Ocular, Lda.
Morada: R Tomas Fonseca – Centro Empr. Torres de Lisboa Edf. F 3º – 1600-209 Lisboa
The company is committed to collaborating in the search for the best and fairest resolutions to complaints regarding the processing of personal data that it may have presented.
In addition to the above, and if the company was not competent in resolving the complaints presented, it has the right to present this complaint to the competent control authority – National Data Protection Commission..
For more information, Privacy Policy –

Date of last publication: May 2024

Note: The Cookie Notice can be updated when necessary. You can always check when the last change was made, as this information is available in the version and date on which it was published.
Changes to the Cookie Notice are effective from the date of their publication. We advise frequent consultation to check the changes made.