Privacy and Cookies Policy


In the Program for the Enhancement of Cheese Production in the Center Region, we understand that the use of your personal data requires your trust. We are subject to the highest privacy standards and will only use your personal data for clearly identified purposes and in accordance with your data protection rights.

The confidentiality and integrity of your personal data is one of our primary concerns.

This Privacy Policy sets out how the Program for the Enhancement of Cheese Production in the Central Region uses the personal data of current and potential users of this website and is composed of the following sections:

Who is responsible for the processing of personal data?

The “Programa de Valorização da Fileira do Queijo da Região Centro” is responsible for the processing of personal data of current and/or potential users.

How is the collection of your personal data carried out?

Personal data will be collected and processed in the following situations:

– When consenting to the use of the website knowing of the existence of cookies.

For what purposes and on what basis personal data may be used?

Personal data will be collected and used for Marketing purposes.

Under current European Union data protection legislation (the General Data Protection Regulation) the use of personal data must be justified under at least one legal ground for the processing of personal data. Please see the explanation of the scope of each of these grounds:

– Where you have given consent to the processing of your personal data (for these purposes you will be presented with a consent form for the use of your data, which consent can subsequently be withdrawn);

– When the processing is necessary for entering into a contract with you or its execution;

– When processing is necessary to comply with the legal obligations to which the “Programa de Valorização da Fileira do Queijo da Região Centro” is subject;

– When processing is necessary to achieve a legitimate interest and our reasons for its use outweigh your data protection rights;

– When processing is necessary for us to assert, exercise or defend a right in legal proceedings against you, us or a third party.

Which personal data may be collected?

The following categories of personal data may be collected through the channels and services described in this Privacy Policy:

Data collected by the Program for the Enhancement of the Cheese Sector of the Central Region:

Technical information about computer devices: operating system, resolution, software, search engine or mobile device used to access the website.

Anonymous information: activity log and website navigation.

How do we keep personal data secure?

We use a variety of security measures, including encryption and authentication tools, to help protect and maintain the security, integrity and availability of your personal data. The Central Region Cheese Enhancement Program seeks to ensure that the transmission of data over the Internet is completely secure by striving to implement and maintain physical, electronic, and procedural security measures to protect your personal data. These are some security measures:

– Restricted personal access to your personal data on a “need-to-know” basis and only within the scope of the communicated purposes;

– Transfer of collected data only in encrypted form;

– Storage of highly confidential data only in encrypted form;

– Protection of information technology systems through firewalls, in order to prevent unauthorized access to your personal data;

– Permanent monitoring of access to information technology systems in order to prevent, detect and stop misuse of your personal data;

How long do we keep your personal data?

We retain your data only for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. Once the maximum storage period has elapsed, the personal data will be irreversibly anonymized (anonymized data may be retained) or will be securely destroyed. For the purposes described in this Privacy Policy (user support and marketing) personal data will be kept for a maximum period of 12 to 18 months, counting from the collection of your consent or from the last contact made (whichever is the latest) and if, within this period, you have not withdrawn your consent.
With whom may we share personal data and how do we keep it secure?

Personal data may be accessed by our suppliers or service providers for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

Your personal data is stored on the secure servers of our suppliers/service providers and is accessed and used only in accordance with our policies and standards (or equivalent policies and standards of our suppliers/service providers).
How can you change or withdraw consent?

You may, at any time, change or withdraw your consent. Upon full withdrawal of your consent statements you will no longer be contacted and will no longer receive communications for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

To withdraw your declarations of consent submitted to the Program for the Enhancement of the Value of Cheese Production in the Center Region, please contact us at

If you have any questions regarding our use of your personal data you should, in the first place, contact our support service, through the aforementioned email. In addition, you can contact the Data Protection Officer.

As a rule, the data subject has the following data protection rights: right of access, right of correction, right of erasure, right of limitation, right of portability, right to object, and right not to be subject to automated decisions. In cases where you have given consent for certain processing of your personal data, you may withdraw it at any time. The Program for the Enhancement of the Cheese Sector in the Center Region will carefully analyze the requests, evaluating their legitimacy and relevance, committing to respond in a timely manner. If necessary, the holder of personal data may also file a complaint with the National Commission for Data Protection – CNPD:

Rua de São Bento, n.º 148, 3º, 1200-821 Lisboa

Tel: +351 213928400

Fax: +351 213976832



In order to provide a more personalized service, the website of the Program for the Enhancement of Cheese Production in the Central Region uses cookies to collect and store information.

A cookie is a small information file, placed on the user’s device (e.g. PC, smartphone) and which allows the user’s choices, dates and previous routes to be memorized, i.e. it stores the user’s preferences regarding the use of the website, personalizing their experience, so that it is not necessary to reconfigure the website each time they visit.

1.What are cookies?

Cookies are text files that a web server can automatically store on each user’s hard drive when the user accesses certain websites. They serve to store information about visitors. They do not automatically collect personal data about you. Cookies only identify your browser program on the server and allow us to store information to improve the user experience, as well as to analyze and review the performance of the website.

2.What types of cookies there are

There are session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies expire automatically when you close your web browser. Persistent cookies remain in your web browser until their expiration date, or until you delete them. Expiry dates vary per cookie, depending on their nature and purpose.

3.What we use cookies for:

a) Essential cookies

These include session and security cookies.

They serve to improve your browsing experience, the security and performance of the website, allowing you to access the main features of the website, and are therefore always enabled. They include cookies that allow you to be remembered as you navigate the website during a single session.

b) Performance/Analytical Cookies

Collect information on the use of the website to improve the services provided and to evaluate the performance of the website. Some of these cookies may be used to test website pages or features, measuring user reaction. These cookies may be owned and/or third-party cookies.

c) Marketing, advertising and social communication cookies

These are third-party cookies that enable you to connect to social networks and share multimedia content from the website on these networks. Some of these cookies help us to tailor off-site advertising to user interests. By disabling these cookies you will no longer be able to directly share website content on any social network.

The cookies we use are session cookies. As they are temporary, they remain in your internet browser until you leave the website.

Each user is assigned an individual cookie, thus ensuring privacy and data security. The presentation of statistical data is made in an aggregate form and not individual, not allowing the identification of the user. In this way, it is possible to evaluate the performance of the website, with a view to constant updating and improvement, in order to meet the tastes and needs of the user.

4.How to manage cookies in different web browsers

All browsers allow the user to accept, refuse or delete cookies, and also to inform the user whenever a cookie is received, namely by selecting the appropriate settings in the respective browser. You can configure cookies in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser.

It should be noted, however, that by disabling cookies you may prevent some web services from working properly, affecting website navigation in whole or in part.