What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text files that websites save/place on your computer or mobile devices when you visit them. This way the website remembers your activities and preferences and the way you interacted with the website for certain periods, so you don’t have to re-enter them manually every time you visit the website or browse its’ pages. Cookies don’t collect any information individually, but when they are browsed from a server through an internet browser, they give information in order to offer a friendlier service to the user.

Cookies don’t pose risks for the user’s computer or mobile device that browses the website. If one doesn’t wish information to be collected through cookies, he/she can delete existing cookies in his/her hard drive through browser options and he/she also may configure his/her browser settings in order to either prevent automatically all new cookies, or request for a prior permission every time a cookie is about to be installed to his/her computer’s hard drive, so one can decline or allow it. However, users/visitors need to know that declining cookies makes the use of webservices in the website harder or even impossible.

What cookie types are used in our company’s website?

The cookie types our website uses are persistent cookies and session cookies.

Session cookies expire at the end of the user session or when the web browser is closed.

Persistent cookies consist of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date)

Also, when you visit our website, certain collaborators (Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Facebook, Instagram, Messenger), place, in our behalf, third-party cookies. With these cookies certain data are collected  to improve the performance of our services and to improve users experience with our website. These data might be used from our collaborators in order to export statistical data and improve your experience as a visitor.

What cookies are used to our website and what information is collected?

Our website uses cookies for various purposes depending on their operation:

Essential Cookies: essential cookies are absolutely necessary for the proper function of the website, they allow you to browse and use its functions, like browsing secure areas or to use your shopping cart. These cookies do not recognize your personal ID. Without these cookies we cannot provide the efficient operation of our website.

Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember your user options such as username, language or region, in order to provide improved and personalized features. They can also be used to provide services requested by the user, such as viewing videos or social media integration. The information collected by these cookies can be made anonymous and your browsing activity in other websites will not be monitored. If you do not allow these cookies, the performance and functionality of the site and your access to some of our services may be affected. Moreover, they assist us in providing to you the services you have requested, like watching a video or using social media platforms. Functionality cookies do not give us the ability to keep track of your activities to other websites.

Analytic cookies. Analytic cookies collect data in respect of the way you use the website like which pages you visit more often and if you receive any error messages. These data are aggregately collected only to improve our website’s performance.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics tool service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help this website analyze the way you browse it. The information produced by this cookie that includes the way you browse this website will be transmitted to Google and will be saved in Google’s servers in U.S.A. Google uses this information in order to evaluate the way you use this website, to submit reports about the website’s activity for its managers and provide other services for the activity of the website and the use of the internet. Google can also transfer this information to third parties when required by legislation or if third parties process information in account of Google. Google will not correlate your IP address with any other collected data.

Third party suppliers, including Google, may use cookies for updating, optimizing and displaying advertisements based on previous visits of the user in our website.

Advertising Cookies. These cookies are used to provide content that matches with you and your interests. They can be used to send targeted promotion/offers, to limit promotional projects or to measure the effectiveness of a promotional campaign. They can also be used to remember the websites you have browsed in order to define which electronic channels are more effective, so we can reward external websites and collaborators that promoted you to us. Also, in order to improve our website, we use cookies to collect information about the time and the way you interacted with our website, the registrations you submitted, the updates and the services our website provides. For example, how many times you viewed a specific product or service and whether you chose you share it in a social media platform.

Our website may also use cookies from your previous visits to our website for repetitive promotional campaign/communication activities.

You can choose your exception of your use of cookies from Google here

Our website may use Google’s Analytics functions to promote viewing campaigns (e.g. dynamic repetitive communication, network display reports, Google’s display reports and demographic or interests reports etc.)

Using the promoting action settings, you can opt-out from Google Analytics as long as viewing ads are concerned and customize the Google’s network ads. Here the available opt-out options can be found for the web.

Social network cookies. These cookies are necessary to connect your social network account with our website. For example, to be able to re-share and share with your social network friend’s information of our website or to follow our page in social network. Social network cookies are not essential for your browsing to our website.

Third party suppliers, including Facebook may show our company’s advertisements to Facebook.com website as well as to its collaborating network sites and use cookies to update optimize and view advertisements based on the user’s previous visits to our website. Our website is also able to make use of a previous visit cookies to dynamic repetitive communication.

You can choose your exception from such use of cookies from Facebook here. More information about Facebook ads can be found here.

How to check cookies generally?

Cookies are stored in your computer or device, after you are informed about the privacy settings and give your consent to each of their categories, with the exception of basic cookies, functionality cookies and tracking cookies for which no explicit consent is required. In case you do not accept the cookies or certain categories, some of our website’s characteristics may not be fully available, but in no case will you be denied access to our site.

It is in your discretion to withdraw your consent whenever you like, or to oppose to the use of cookies on your computer or device to check and/or delete cookies.

You can delete cookies from your computer or device you are using, whenever you want following the path below:

For Firefox
For Google Chrome
For Safari
For Internet Explorer

In this way you can withdraw your consent to the use of cookies on your computer or device. You can also set up the browser you are using in such way that it either warns you for specific web site servers cookies, or do not allow the acceptance of the use of cookies in any way.

What are your rights?

You have the right to request information about the processing of your personal data, have access to them, correct and complete them at any time.

Also you have the right to request to delete them, restrict their processing or withdraw your consent to the use of some or all of the cookies and thus the process of your data.

To exercise your rights to www.drnikosnaoum.com you can submit your request to the email address dpo@drnikosnaoum.com.

Where can you find more information on the protection of personal data collected by cookies?

Information on the protection of your personal data and also for your rights can be found in Privacy Policy.

Changes in Cookies Policy

The current cookies policy might be modified at any time. For this reason, we suggest you to check this policy regularly. This came into force in May 2018. If altered, the date will be indicated. The valid cookie policy is the one formulated by the most recent amendment.