Cookie Policy of VYKIX

Thank you for being so interested in this Cookie Policy! At VYKIX, we take the protection of your Data very seriously.

This cookie policy applies to VYKIX, Guimarães, Portugal ("we," "our," or "us") acting as a data controller following Portugal's National Legal Order of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) on the Protection of Individuals with Regards the Processing of Personal Data and the Free Movement of Such Data ("the GDPR Implementation Law"), the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive ("PECD").

In this Cookie Policy, we inform you about cookies on our website, which cookies we use, and how you can manage your consent to store cookies. For more information about how we protect your data, please get in touch with us using the details below or refer to our Privacy Policy.

Unfortunately, it is like things that these explanations sound very technical, but we have tried to describe the essential things as simply and clearly as possible.

What exactly are cookies?

Whenever you browse the Internet, you use a browser. Most websites store small text files in your browser. These files are called cookies.

These cookie files are automatically placed in the cookie folder, effectively the "brain" of your browser. A cookie consists of a name and a value. When defining a cookie, one or more attributes must also be specified.

Cookies store your user data, such as language or personal page settings. When you return to our site, your browser transmits the "user-related" information back to our site. Our site knows who you are thanks to cookies and offers you your usual default setting. 

There are two classes of cookies, namely first-party cookies and third-party cookies. 

First-party cookies are created directly by our site; partner websites make third-party cookies. Each cookie must be evaluated individually, as each cookie stores different data. Also, the expiration time of a cookie varies from a few minutes to a few years. Cookies are not software programs and do not contain viruses, Trojans, or other "pests." Cookies also cannot access information on your PC.

What types of cookies are there?

We can distinguish between 4 types of cookies:

i) Essential or Necessary cookies

These cookies are essential to ensure that our website works properly and is secure so you can navigate it and use its features. Without these cookies, certain features of our website would not be available, and you would not be able to use certain services. 

ii) Functional cookies

Functional cookies allow a website to remember the options you have selected (including user ID, consent you have given, or your preferred language), your username, if applicable, and any custom settings you have made (e.g., font sizes) or personalization options you have selected when browsing. 

iii) Analysis and performance cookies

Analysis and performance cookies are used to monitor and improve the function and service of a website. They can also help us track down problems encountered when using an online service. 

Analysis and performance cookies may facilitate online surveys, record visitor numbers, and provide other website analytics metrics. 

Why do we provide information about cookies?

The provision of information about our use of cookies is required and set out in the PECD. Accordingly, using analysis and performance cookies or advertising cookies requires your consent. Thus, your consent is the legal basis for collecting your Personal Data through analysis, performance, and advertising cookies.

The cookies we use require your consent

Cookie / Type / Description / Lifespan

_fbp / Advertisement / This cookie is set by Facebook to display advertisements when either on Facebook or on a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting the website. / 3 months.

_ga / Analytics / The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session, and campaign data and keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors. / 2 years.

_gid / Analytics / Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the collected data include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously. / 1 day.

_gat_UA-182347025-14 / Analytics / A variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager allows website owners to track visitor behavior and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. / 1 minute.

Google Analytics

Based on our legitimate interests and your consent (i.e., interest in our website's analysis, optimization, and economic operation), Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc of 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, US. Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the user's use of the online offer is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of our website, compile reports on website activity for website operators, and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage. In doing so, pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.

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The IP address transmitted by your browser will not be merged with other data from Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser accordingly. You can also control the collection of the data generated by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:

Facebook Pixel, Custom Audiences, and Facebook Conversion.

The so-called "Facebook pixels" of the social network Facebook, which Meta Platforms Inc. operates, are used within our website. With the help of the Facebook pixel, Facebook can determine the visitors to our offer as a target group for the display of "Facebook ads." Accordingly, we use the Facebook pixel to display the Facebook ads we placed only to those Facebook users who have also shown an interest in our website. This means that with the help of the Facebook pixel, we want to ensure that our Facebook ads correspond to the potential interest of the users and do not have a harassing effect. With the help of the Facebook pixel, we can also track the effectiveness of the Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes by seeing whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad. You can object to the collection by the Facebook pixel and use your data to display Facebook ads. To do so, you can visit the page set up by Facebook and follow the instructions there on the settings for usage-based advertising: or declare the objection via the US page or the EU page

How can I delete cookies?

How and whether you want to use cookies is up to you. Regardless of which service or website the cookies come from, you always have the option to delete, only partially allow or turn off cookies. To do so, follow the link to your browser Google ChromeMozilla FirefoxFlash cookiesMicrosoft Internet Explorer/ EdgeOperaor Safari.

Does this policy change?

We may update our Cookie Policy from time to time. This might be for several reasons, such as to reflect a change in the law or to accommodate a difference in our business practices and the way we use cookies. Please check here periodically for any changes to our Cookie Policy.

Whom should I contact for more information?

If you have any questions or comments about our Privacy Policy or wish to exercise your rights under applicable laws, don't hesitate to get in touch with us using the following contact details:

VYKIX, Guimarães, Portugal


Niko Catarino, [email protected]

This Cookie Policy was last updated on Friday, 29 December 2022