This policy applies to all pages hosted on

The Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação - ICMC - recommends you read this document before starting to navigate. By continuing to navigate through these pages, the visitor automatically accepts the following provisions:


Recording visits:

When a user accesses the ICMC website, the following information is recorded:

  • date and time of accesses;
  • pages visited;
  • browser type;
  • IP address;
  • action that the user attempted to perform (downloading a document, for example) and if they succeeded;
  • address of another website, if access to the ICMC site is verified through a link.
  • These records are commonplace when visiting websites.

The following information regarding electronic messages sent through forms of the site may be registered:

  • email;
  • username;
  • subject matter;
  • content of the message;
  • IP address.


Privacy of data collected through forms:

ICMC agents/services may have access only when exercising their functions. All information will be used exclusively for the purposes expressed in the respective forms, and in no case will be made available for other purposes.

The personal data provided by the user in filling out forms on this site are strictly necessary to identify the user.

Regarding the email address of the user, the ICMC may use it to send messages whenever it deems appropriate.

The privacy of electronic messages sent through the ICMC's web site messaging system shall be preserved by the ICMC except when it is suspected of an inappropriate use of such a system, when such messages and information relating thereto may be reviewed by agents authorized by the ICMC, according to the USP's code of ethics.


Cookie policy:

Various cookies are used in the ICMC site collection. A cookie is a small file with letters and numbers that is stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. These cookies are used to distinguish users of our sites, without however storing any personally identifiable information. The use of these cookies allows the collection of access statistics, helping us to provide a good experience to the visitors of our sites and also enables us to make constant improvements.

We also use cookies from Google Analytics, which allows us to recognize and count the number of visitors and evaluate how they navigate ICMC websites and applications. This helps us improve the way our sites work, for example by ensuring that visitors find what they are looking for easily. None of our cookies store any personal information of visitors, such as name or address. If you choose to restrict the use of cookies while browsing our sites, you will be subject to some functionality failures.

In the tables below you can find more information about the cookies we use and the purpose of each one:

Domain  Site* ICMC-USP main site* ICMC-USP administrative systems* ICMC-USP administrative systems 


Cookie origin  Cookie name Type Utilization

Main site 

 PHPSESSID  Session  This cookie is used to support basic features that require authentication by the users. This cookie is automatically deleted when you close your browser.
Google Analytics


 Statistics  These cookies allow us to count the number of visits and origin of accesses so that we can measure and improve the performance of our site using a service provided by Google Analytics.


 Session and user information  These cookies are used for custom access to Intranet applications.



Cookies created by sharing tools.

Some of our sites have included "sharing" buttons, which allow users to easily disseminate articles from our domains through various social networks. These networks can set cookies when they use this type of functionality. ICMC has no control over the dissemination of these cookies.

Text approved at the 118th Meeting of the ICMC Information Technology Commission held on 07/02/2014.


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