PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY
What are cookies?
“Cookies” are small text files containing information that a website (in this case, a web server) unilaterally stores in a user’s PC browser, without any further data exchange. Cookies contain information such as a webpage name and some digits and numbers. Each time a user visits a webpage, it retrieves this information and offers them with relevant services. An indicative example are website user preferences, such as language selection, searches, ads, etc.
Please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/ for details on how cookies are handled by various browsers and how cookies may be erased from any PC browser, as well as other cookies-related information.
Technical cookies are used to ensure smooth delivery of certain website functionalities. They are divided in browser cookies and session cookies, and they both ensure the correct display of the Website.
In case a user objects to the use of such technical cookies, they will not be able to browse through the Website in its full potential.
Apart from technical cookies, the general rule that applies in using an electronic telecommunication network is that obtaining access to previously stored data within a subscriber’s terminal equipment requires the user’s prior consent following clear and adequate information; namely, said consent should be granted by means of an opt-in, not an opt-out.
So, non-technical cookies which are the most important for the user’s privacy, e.g. the ones used to create a user’s profile, may be installed on the user’s PC browser subject to the user being clearly and adequately informed and his/her prior consent.
First party cookies
“First party cookies” are integrated on the webpage upon browsing. Only this webpage may read them.
Third party cookies
“Third party cookies” are created and used by an entity other than the Website’s owner. For instance, a website may use third party services for audience analytics. This company determines its own cookie to perform such analysis. Each website may also integrate content installed by others, e.g. a YouTube video. These websites may also install their own cookies.
Websites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube may place cookies that are useful in order to share content via social networks, or to collect visit-related statists. The existence, number and status of cookies depend on how certain social networking platforms are used before, during or after visiting the “Website”.
It is recommended that you read the Cookies Policy on each social network’s respective website.
Session cookies are temporarily stored during a browsing session and then erased from the PC once the browser is closed.
Persistent cookies are installed on a PC browser for a limited time and do not get erased after the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used to optimize each user’s browsing if they visit a website often.
These cookies are used to provide content that best suits you and your interests. They may be used to send targeted ad/offers, limit ad views, or measure the effectiveness of an ad campaign. They can also be used to remember the websites you’ve visited to determine which online marketing channels are most effective and allow us to reward external websites and partners that forwarded you to us.
How to review cookie settings in the browser
Some users may want to review their consent for storing information collected by cookies on their PC. Each web browser provides clear instructions on cookies policy of use.
If one does not wish to receive cookies, they may change their browser settings, so as:
- to receive notifications when cookies are sent,
- to deactivate all or part of the cookies used by the website, and/or
- to delete cookies already installed on his/her computer
It is recommended that you go through the manufacturers’ official references for more up-to-date information.
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=el
- Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/el-gr/windows7/block-enable-or-allow-cookies
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/el/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
- Opera http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/
- Safari για iPad και iPhone http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677