1. WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies are small text files dropped to the browser when someone visits a website. Their main function is to store information, e.g. preferred language and country, connection information, etc., in order to facilitate the browsing experience of visitors in the websites. The information collected in this manner is not interconnected to your personal data and is used exclusively for security reasons and statistical purposes.
2. WHICH CATEGORIES OF COOKIES WE COLLECT?
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
- Functionality Cookies
- Performance, analysis and research Cookies
- Advertising Cookies
- Social Networking Cookies
3.1. Strictly Necessary Cookies
These are “first party cookies” that are used by us exclusively for the proper and secure function of our website. They allow you to browse and use their features, e.g. access to secure areas, etc. also providing you protection from malicious activity. All your preferences and settings (e.g. language and country, log-in information, browser and plug-in settings) that are stored in these cookies, are reproduced in our website, and cannot determine your personal identity. Without them many applications of our website cannot function efficiently.
3.2. Performance, analysis, and research Cookies
These are cookies that aim to improve the attractiveness, the content, and the functionality of the websites. For example, we can determine the frequency of traffic, the information such as the number of persons visiting our website and individual webpages, as well as the number of persons that go back to such websites, the keywords used in the search field, the location of the user, i.e. the country, the area and, as appropriate, the city or the municipality of access, etc. Furthermore, they track the pages you visit, the time you stay on them as well as the points where you express your interest.
3.3. Functionality Cookies
These are cookies that enable our website to “remember” the user’s preferences, in order to provide improved and customized features. Furthermore, they may be used, when the user selects one of the features of our website, e.g. to “share” the content or a video of our website in social networks.
3.4. Advertising and Marketing Cookies
These are cookies that enable us to receive information regarding the user’s expressed interest. These cookies are used to display personalized advertisements. Furthermore, said cookies are also used for the customization of the content and the advertisements of our website, the provision of social network media features and for traffic analysis (including but not limited to Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Facebook pixel, etc.). Furthermore, keep in mind that in the context of this purpose, we may share information about the manner you use our website with third party social media, advertising and analytics providers, who may combine it with other information you have provided to them or was collected, in the context of the use of their services.
3.5. Social Networking Cookies
The posts, images, and videos that you view in our websites may be shared to social networking sites using the “share” buttons. These cookies enable the function of said buttons, so that they recognize when you wish to share a post or video. Keep in mind that the Company does not influence the manner in which the social networks use your personal data. For more information about the cookies used by the social networks and the information they may collect, please refer to their respective privacy policies.