What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that can be stored on your computer or your mobile device (tablet, smartphone, laptop) by a website that you visit, such as ours. Thanks to cookies, the website memorises your actions when browsing through it.
Functions of cookies
Depending on their type, cookies measure and record various parameters, such as website traffic, number of visitors, language, access time, geographical origin, device identifiers (e.g. operating system, screen resolution), key words used, attempts to access, etc. Some cookies are personal data, while some others not. Certain cookies are required for technical purposes, while others serve commercial and advertising purposes.
Types of cookies
There are various types of cookies, such as functional, technical, user authentication, advertising, etc. The cookies of a browsed website are stored by the website/webpage that you visit and can solely be read by it. If the website uses third-party services, then their cookies are also stored in your device, the so-called third-party cookies (Google Analytics, Facebook, etc.). Permanent cookies are those stored on your computer and not automatically deleted once you close your browser. Session cookies are those deleted once you close your browser. Every time you visit our website, you will be asked to accept or reject cookies. Should you willingly choose to accept them, our website will memorise your preferences (such as username, language) for a certain time period. In this way, it will not be necessary to fill them in again when browsing through our website during the same session.
Legal framework on use and storage of cookies
The storage and use of “cookies” is specifically governed by Law 3471/2006 (art. 4(5)), which transposed European Directive 2002/58/EC (ePrivacy Directive). This Directive is expected to be replaced by a Regulation (the ePrivacy Regulation), therefore this policy might be also modified. Each website is allowed to store a “cookie” only if you, the user, explicitly consent (opt-in) (in accordance with 2016/679 GDPR provisions and the guidelines of the Hellenic Data Protection Authority), following the provision of clear and extensive information on such storage, its usefulness, the consequences of your potential rejection on user experience, the purpose of processing, your right to access and any recipients of your data. This consent may be granted through the appropriate browser settings or another app. For this purpose, kindly find below detailed information on these matters.
Our website features content from third parties, such as Google Analytics, YouTube, Facebook, etc. To view third-party content, you must first accept the terms and conditions set by such third parties, including their cookies policy, which is beyond our control. However, if you do not view this content, third-party cookies are not installed on your device.
Cookie acceptance is not mandatory for browsing through our website. You may, as appropriate, browse freely, after having reviewed and accepted or rejected cookies, either our cookies or third-party ones, whose policy of use is set solely by them, without any involvement or legal responsibility on our part.