Cookies Policy

When you use this website, we, the Polytechnic of Leiria (IPLeiria), collect and store some information on your device(s) and in our systems, as described in our privacy policy. This document outlines cookies and why they are used in the EAD platform and some of its support systems.

Cookies: what they are and what purpose they serve?

Cookies are small information files stored in the devices of our visitors through their web browsers with information about their session, like the authentication state, which user is authenticated (if any), etc.

This system uses two types of cookies:

  • Permanent Cookies: stored on the access device web browser, they are reused whenever the user returns to the site with that device and browser.
  • Session Cookies: temporary cookies stored only during the course of the visit. Depending on the settings, these cookies are destroyed by the browser when the application is closed.

The system may also use other types of cookies:

  • Functional Cookies: they are essential to the proper operation of the system (for instance, cookies with information about the authenticated user).
  • Analytic Cookies: cookies used to collect anonymous information on how users browse the website, technologies used, etc., with the main goal of improving the system.
  • Third-party Cookies: other service providers can use cookies over which we have no control. For instance, by using a video from a third-party system, other cookies can be created and linked to our system, which can have their own privacy and cookie policies. However, we do not exchange personal information directly from our system to third-party services, except with other IPLeiria systems.

Cookies used

Cookies used by the EAD platform
Essential cookie that keeps users logged while they browse between pages in the system. When the user ends the session or closes the browser, this cookie is destroyed. You should allow your browser to keep this cookie so you can use the system.
Convenience cookie that registers the user name to be auto-filled next time the user visits the system. It can be safely removed.
AnalyticPermanentKeeps an anonymous key to identify the access device between visits to the system. It can be safely removed.
SessionKeeps an anonymous identifier to the browser session in the visitor device. Can be safely removed.

How to disable cookies?

Cookies can be blocked through the browser settings, according to your needs. However, disabling cookies for this domain ( can compromise functionality and your browsing experience. Nonetheless, as a reference, at your own responsibility, we present some useful information about cookie management in some of the most used browsers:

Applicability and validity of this policy

This cookie policy applies to this website, available to the public through the web address To its sole discretion, and without prior or subsequent notice, the Polytechnic of Leiria can revised this policy according to the needs and goals of the project. We recommend users to visit and read this page regularly to be informed about any changes to this policy. By using the system after any policy updates, the user agrees with any changes made.

Legal information

The Polytechnic of Leiria IT systems are located in Portugal, and as such, they are subject to the Portuguese and European law. For more information regarding legislation governing this policy, you should read the Decree law 41/2004 from 18 August, revised by the Decree law 46/2012 from 29 August, which transposes to the Portuguese law the 2009/136/EC European directive.

Additional information

This system is based on Moodle, under the management of the Learning Distance Unit from the Polytechnic of Leiria. Any questions about this system and the way it operates can be directed at our user support system.

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