Cookies & Privacy policy


ATA – Associação Turismo do Algarve* is committed to protecting your privacy as a user of our website , and the confidentiality of any personal information that you may provide us with during your visit to the Site.

ATA abides by the Portuguese Data Protection - article 35 from the Portuguese Republic Constitution and Law No. 67/98 from the 26th of October - and complies with its provisions to ensure that any data you provide is treated accordingly.

Information is gathered automatically by the web server, through the use of cookies on the Site, and also from your interaction through submissions of online forms.

General information that is collected by the web server and which does not require any input on your part, apart from to log on to the Site, is data such as:

  • type of browser
  • operating system
  • IP address
  • domain name


Cookies and You

A cookie is a text-only string that is entered into the memory of your browser by our web server. The use of cookies enables our website to store information on your machine so that it can be retrieved at a later date. This is done so that we can monitor the number of people visiting our Site and to determine the country of origin of specific users.

If you do not wish to accept new cookies or wish to disable cookies altogether, you can set your browser accordingly using its menu bar. However the Site will then be unable to offer you a personalised service.


Our use of cookies

We use Google Analytic cookies for improving service Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the

website and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.

The data stored by these cookies can be seen only by the relevant teams and partners at ATA and Google and never shows any confidential information.


Third party cookies

When you visit you may notice some cookies that aren't related to the Site. If you go on to a web page that contains content, for example from YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Sometimes we'll advertise on 3rd party websites. Cookies are used to help us and our advertisers see which advertisements you click on and interact with.


Online Forms

Any information that you provide online, should it be an email or form is captured into our database. Primarily, the information provided is used to fulfil any queries and requests that have been sent to us, and also to keep you updated with news and promotions concerning Algarve as your holiday destination, should you opt-in to receiving information from us. The gathered information also helps us to improve our website, by making it more personal for each individual user.

This information is confidential and might be passed on to our selected partners/company members without your consent.

This privacy statement only applies to Third party sites that are linked to from this site, are not covered by this statement. You should check the privacy policy for the site in question to determine how your information will be used when visiting that site.


*ATA - Associação Turismo do Algarve (Algarve Tourism Association) is the official entity, appointed by the Portuguese Tourism Board, responsible for defining strategies and to promote the Algarve abroad. ATA is a non-profitable association, a joint-venture between the public and private sector.