Terms of Use

The content of this site is provided for the purpose of providing general information and does not constitute the official provision of any service. IPR - Instituto Português de Retina excludes its responsibility for any damages that may occur related to the information contained in this site. This site is for informational purposes only.

The IPR - Portuguese Retina Institute authorizes the temporary download and storage of the contents of this site for the purpose of viewing it on a personal computer. The reproduction, permanent storage or retransmission of the contents of this site are expressly prohibited without prior written authorization of the IPR - Instituto Português de Retina. All contents of this site (including texts, images, pdf documents, links, videos ...) and their rights are the exclusive responsibility and ownership of IPR - Instituto Português de Retina.

Our cookie policy


The IPR - Instituto Português de Retina is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and that you comply with your obligations under the Data Protection Act. Our Privacy Policy and Cookies explains how you will handle any personal information you provide to us when using this site. It also describes how we use Internet cookies and some of the security measures we take to protect your privacy, as well as giving certain assurances about things you will not do.

The information we collect and how we will use it

When you register on our site, we collect the information you choose to fill in the forms of the site. We gather this information so that we can process your requests and efficiently manage any transactions, as well as use it to develop and improve our services. We may use aggregated information to monitor the use of our services and to help us develop and improve our site. The aggregated information and statistics does not, however, include details that can be used to identify it.

We may have received personal information from other companies and organizations (for example, marketing purposes) and rely on such third parties to obtain your consent so that we may use this information.


We use cookies on this site. A cookie is a small text file that identifies your computer on our server. The cookies themselves do not identify the individual user, only the computer used. Cookies are not used to collect personal information. You may at any time configure your computer to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued or not to receive any cookies. The way you do this depends on the browser (web browser) you use. Please refer to the "Help" function of your browser. If you accept cookies, they can remain on your computer for many years unless you delete them. Please note that turning off cookies may limit the use of general websites. Here is a list of the main cookies we use, and what their function is:

The Cookies we use

  • PHPSESSID This cookie is essential and allows our site to respond to any action it takes on the site, such as completing an inquiry form. The site does not function properly if this cookie is not used.
  • xms_user This cookie is used by backoffice users. The site works properly if this cookie is not used.
  • __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz Cookies starting with "__utm" enable the function of analytics software. This software helps to analyze our site visitors and provide anonymous information such as browsers used, return visitors and response to marketing activities. This information helps us to improve the site and its experience online.
  • __atuvc The _atuvc cookie is created and read by the site's JavaScript which allows the sharing of content on social networks "AddThis".

Cookie Control

Web browsers allow you to exercise some control of cookies through your browser settings. Most browsers allow you to block cookies or block cookies from specific websites. Browsers can also help you clear cookies when you close the browser. It should be noted however, that this may mean that any opt-outs or preferences defined on the site will be lost. To learn more about cookies, including how to see what cookies were created and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org which includes information on how to manage your settings for various browsers.

Google Analytics opt-out browser

To provide visitors with more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on browser. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the site visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out extra browser does not prevent the information from being sent to the site itself or to other web analytics services. Learn more about Google Analytics Browser Opt-out extra.

Acceptance of these terms

By using this site, you agree to the collection and use of your information as set out in this cookie policy and privacy policy. If we change our privacy or cookies policy in any way, those changes will be posted on this site.

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