INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files with information, which are stored by the server of a website on the terminal device (computer, mobile phone, etc.) of a visitor/user when browsing the website. The website retrieves such information on each visit in order to offer related services. A typical example of such information is the user’s preferences on a website, as indicated by the choices he or she makes on it (e.g. selection of specific “buttons”, searches, etc.).
In accordance with Article 4 par. 5 of Law 3471/2006 the storage or access to stored information on the user’s terminal equipment is only allowed if the user has given his/her consent after clear and extensive information. An exception to the obligation to obtain consent, according to the above paragraph, is the case of storage and access to information which has the sole purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication via an electronic communications network or is necessary for the provision of an information society service expressly requested by the user or subscriber”. In fact, the user’s consent is not required for cookies which are considered technically necessary to connect to the website or to provide the internet service.
Cookies may be set by the provider of the website visited by the user (first party cookies) or by others through the provider of the website visited by the user (third party cookies).
Managing cookies through the browser
You can also delete all cookies already stored on your device by deleting your browser history. By doing so all cookies from all websites visited by that browser will be deleted. Be aware, however, that some stored data may also be lost (e.g. saved login details, website preferences).
To manage and disable cookies, you can follow the relevant instructions for each type of browser:
CATEGORIES OF COOKIES ON THE WEBSITE
– Necessary cookies
Cookies in this category are necessary for the correct and efficient operation of the Website. They store information about the identification/retention entered by the user during a login (session) as well as the visitor’s preferences regarding the use of optional cookies. The visitor’s/user’s consent is not required for the use of necessary cookies. The necessary cookies used by the Website are the following:
|CookieConsent||Stores the consent status for cookies||Cookiebot||1 year|
- Analysis/performance cookies
Cookies of this category are used to obtain statistics on the traffic of the Website for the sole purpose of improving its performance and content, provided that the visitor/user has already consented.
The information collected relates to the way you browse the Website such as the frequency of your visit to the pages, the keywords you use to search, the type of program you use to browse, the website from which your visit originated. These statistics do not identify you, are not used for any other purpose and are not disclosed to third parties. They may be disclosed to the processing company only for the purpose of managing the Company’s Website. The measurement and analysis cookies used by the Website are the following:
|_ga||It registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data about the use of the website.||Google Tag Manager||2 years|
|_ga_#||It is used by Google Analytics to collect data about user’s visits.||Google Tag Manager||2 years|
|YSC||It is used to identify the views of integrated videos.||YouTube||As long as the current usage session|
|PREF||Stores user preferences such as language and other settings for YouTube videos integrated on various websites.||YouTube||1 year|
|GPS||Registers a unique identity to identify users based on their geographical location.||YouTube||As long as the current usage session|
Cookies in this category store data to monitor the user’s behaviour in order to display relevant advertisements.
The Marketing Cookies used by the Website are the following
|VISITOR_INFO_LIVE||Locates the information of embedded YouTube videos on a website.||YouTube||6 months|
|IDE||Stores data about how the user uses the website and any other advertising before they visit the website. Used to present users with relevant ads according to their profile.||As long as the current usage session|
Your cookies preferences can be managed through the cookie banner, which is available on the footer of the Website.
By default, the pre-selection of optional cookies is disabled and is only activated by positive action of the visitor/user.