Last update: March 4th, 2020


By using the websites of Codebehind Lda. ("Site") or accessing them, you accept the use of cookies by Codebehind Lda.

For the purposes of this cookie policy, "Horta da Maria" or "we" means Codebehind Lda.

Introduction: What are cookies?

This cookie policy helps explain when and why cookies may be generated in the user's browser when visiting the Site (referred to in this policy as "we", "us" or "our"). Cookies are small pieces of text that the websites you visit send to the user's hard drive or other components related to the user's web browsing for registration purposes. Cookies allow the website to remember important information and contribute to providing a better browsing experience for the user. A cookie usually contains the domain name of origin, its "duration" and a randomly generated unique number or other value. Certain cookies will be used ​​on the website, regardless of whether or not you are logged into your account.

Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain in your browser's cookie file until you leave the Site.

Persistent cookies remain in your browser's cookie file for much longer (although this time depends on the duration of the specific cookie). When we use session cookies to track the total number of visits to our Site, this is done on a globally anonymous basis (since the cookies themselves do not contain personal data). We may also use cookies to remember your device when you return to the Site and customize your experience on the CodeBehind Lda web. In such cases, we may associate personal information with a cookie file.

What is Horta da Maria's use of cookies?

For analytical purposes, we use cookies to analyze user activity in order to improve the website. For example, we may use cookies to look at global standards, such as the average number of product searches that users make. We may use this type of analytics to obtain information about how to improve the functionality and user experience of the Site.

Your preferences and user experience

We use cookies to collect certain information about users, such as browser type, server, language preferences and country settings. In this way, we can store user preferences on our website and make the user experience more systematic and comfortable. For example, we may store your recent searches in a cookie so that you can easily repeat those searches when you return to our site. In addition, we use cookies to keep your session status initiated when you visit our website multiple times. We may use your IP address to determine your geographic location and offer more consumer products related to your area.


We use cookies from external partners such as Google for marketing purposes. These cookies allow you to show Horta da Maria promotional material on other websites you visit on the Internet.

Security Objectives

We use cookies to limit some types of cyber attacks.

Test goals, ease of use and performance improvements.

We use cookies to ensure that users enjoy a consistent experience when performing A/B tests on some aspects of our website to improve the products we offer. We also use cookies to improve the performance and reliability of our website. In addition, we use FullStory cookies that help us discover usability issues on our website to improve performance. By using this cookie, we may record screenshot videos when users interact with our Site to identify possible user experience issues and possible solutions.

Fraud and junk prevention

We use cookies during fraud reviews and investigations. Part of the tracking of cookies and devices is done by external providers. We sometimes use our own indexes to identify activity related to certain cookies.

Like most websites, we use cookies in a variety of ways to improve your online experience, perform analytics and develop marketing efforts. Specifically, we use cookies on the website for the following purposes:

Cookie management in your browser

Use your web browser's options if you don't want to receive a cookie or set it to notify you when you receive one. You can delete and manage cookies that have been installed in your browser's cookies folder by following the instructions provided by your browser provider.

If your browser is not on this list, consult the documentation provided by your provider. You can also check your mobile device documentation for information on how to disable cookies. If you disable all cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of all features on this website..

Horta da Maria uses Google AdWords features. Codebehind Lda, and Google use their own cookies (such as Google Analytics) and third-party cookies (such as DoubleClick) together to create, optimize and serve ads based on previous visits to our website. In no event, however, does this mean that we will use this data to provide promotional advertisements when you visit other websites.

You can choose to disable Google Analytics for advertisers on the Display Network (including AdWords) and personalized ads on the Google Display Network by visiting your AdWords account preferences. To give website visitors more options on how Google Analytics collects their data, Google has developed a browser exclusion plugin that allows them to exclude themselves from Google programs. It is available on the add-on page to disable the Google Analytics browser.

Third party cookies

The following table shows a list with a selection of third-party cookies used in Horta da Maria. Although we may update this list from time to time, please note that the name of cookies, pixels and other technologies may change.

Domain Cookie Name Description Expiration Exclusion

Third Party _ga Used by Google Analytics to track user activity across different browser sessions. In some product offerings, this cookie may share limited demographic information about users with companies. You will know if this information is being shared because you will be explicitly informed in the sign-up process. 2 years Google Analytics deletion.

Third Party _gali Used by Google Analytics to record the elements from the previous page that the user interacted with to access the current page. Google Analytics Immediate Deletion

Third Party _utma Used by Google Analytics to store information about the number of visits, the first and the most recent. 2 years Google Analytics deletion

Third Party _utmb Used by Google Analytics to timestamp the moment a user enters the site. 1 month Google Analytics deletion

Third Party _utmc Used by Google Analytics to track when users leave the site for 1 year Google Analytics deletion

Third Party _utmz Used by Google Analytics to track where visitors come from. 1-Year Google Analytics Exclusion

Responsible for the Processing and Protection of Personal Data

A Personal Data Protection Officer (DPO) is part of our organizational structure, who will be available to provide you with any information regarding the processing of your personal data by Horta da Maria, including the list of our subcontractors in terms of personal data protection. It is possible to contact the DPO by sending an email to, with the subject DPO.

Changes to our Cookies Policy

From time to time, we may have to make changes to this cookie policy to update the data. We suggest that you check this page periodically to see if any changes have been made.