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The Associate Laboratory TERRA (hereinafter referred to as “TERRA”), registered at Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Tapada da Ajuda 1349-017, Lisboa, uses cookies to enhance the navigation and operations of website (hereinafter referred to as “website”).

Some of the cookies we use are necessary to ensure the performance of the website and its related services, while the use of other cookies is always subject to your prior consent, which may be withdrawn at any time by using the specific tools of your internet browser, freely and without prejudice to the data subject (hereinafter referred to as “browser”). Please read Section 5. How can I disable cookies?.

This Cookie Policy does not apply to third-party websites that can be accessed through the links provided on the website, nor to the processing of data carried out by third parties with collection made through the installed cookies.

Detailed information on how cookies are used on this website may be found below:

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are placed on the user’s computer or mobile phone (hereinafter referred to as “devices”), by means of a browser. By using cookies, the website is able to recognise your device when you visit the website again. When the term “cookies” is used in this policy, it refers to all the files that collect information in this manner.

Several types of cookies are used on the website. For further information on the types of cookies, their purpose and duration, please read Section 4. What are cookies used for?.
If you refuse to accept some of the cookies, you may not be able to access some of your areas or receive personalized information.

By using your browser, you may decide at any time to receive cookie notifications and learn how to block them from being placed on your devices.

2. Who is responsible for Cookies?

The entity that controls the cookies may vary according to where they are sent from. On this website, in terms of controlling entity, the following types of cookies are used:


  • First-party cookies: These cookies are sent to the user’s device by the website controller, in this case by TERRA.
  • Third-party cookies: These cookies are sent to the user’s device from a computer or domain that is not managed by TERRA, but by another controller that processes the data obtained through cookies.


You may find out more about the controller of each cookie in Section 4

3. How long do cookies last?

The length of time cookies remain on your device depends on the following types of cookies:


  • Session cookies: These cookies are collected and stored while the user accesses the website. They are normally used to store information for the purpose of providing a service requested by the user on one single occasion (for example, a list of purchased products) and disappear at the end of the session.
  • Persistent cookies: These cookies are stored on the user’s device and may be accessed or processed during a period of time defined by their controllers, which may vary from some minutes to several years.


You can find out more about the duration of each cookie in Section 4. What are cookies used for?.

4. What are cookies used for?

Cookies are used to help determine the utility, interest and number of visitors to websites, and ensure faster, efficient navigation without having to repeatedly insert the same information.


Information is provided below on the types of cookies and specific cookies used on this website.


  • Necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to ensure website navigation and use. The information collected is related to the normal management of this website.


In short, these cookies enable us to ensure we are providing the service requested of us, and without them this would not be possible.


Duration period



1 year

Provides information on whether the user has accepted essential cookies on the site.

  • Analytical cookies: These cookies allow us to monitor and analyse user behaviour on the website. The information collected from these types of cookies is used to measure the activity of the website, with a view to improving users’ experience based on an analysis of their use of the website.


For this purpose and if you have given your consent, we use the analysis tool Google Analytics, a service of Google Ireland Limited (“Google”).


The information generated by certain cookies, such as the cookies used by Google Analytics, about your use of the website may be transferred to an external server outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and stored there. In these cases, we implement adequate safeguards to protect your privacy, fundamental rights and freedoms as in the EEA, namely through an agreement entered into with Google for the use and application of the standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission.


Duration period



2 years

The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics and used to distinguish users.


2 years

Set by Google Analytics and used to persist session state.


  • Functional cookies: Functional cookies help perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collecting feedback, and other third-party features.


Duration period



1 year

Set by Polylang to remember the language the user selects when returning to the website and get the language information when unavailable in another way.

  • Advertisement cookies: Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with customized advertisements based on the pages you visited previously and to analyze the effectiveness of the ad campaigns.


Duration period




Youtube sets this cookie to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.


6 months

YouTube sets this cookie to measure bandwidth, determining whether the user gets the new or old player interface.

5. How can I disable cookies?

Even if you give your consent to the use of cookies, you may disable some or all of them at any time, without any consequences for you, but without prejudice to the lawfulness of the data processing carried out up to that point.

Click here to revoke or change your consent.


All browsers also allow the user to accept, reject or delete cookies by selecting the appropriate definitions on the respective browser. You can configure cookie settings in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. However, if you disable cookies, you may prevent some of the services of the website from functioning properly, which may partially or totally affect your browsing experience on the website.


For further information on cookies, including what they are, how to manage them and how to delete them, go to, which also has information on how to manage your settings for the various browser suppliers.

6. How can I contact TERRA?

If you have any doubts, or wish to obtain further information on the use of cookies, please use one of the following means of contact:




If you would like to know more about how your personal data is handled, we refer you to our Privacy Policy.