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?
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 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.
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.
You can delete cookies from your computer or device you are using, whenever you want following the path below:
For Google Chrome
For Internet Explorer
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.
Where can you find more information on the protection of personal data collected by cookies?
Changes in Cookies Policy