Cookies Policy

What are cookies

We use technologies such as cookies in order to provide, improve, protect and promote our services. In this way, we collect information about you that is considered to be your Personal Data. Cookies are small text files that we send to your computer or device and that we may access when you visit our web page, and they do not receive information about or harm any document or file on your computer. Cookies help us remember who you are and other information about your visits. They may help in order to display information on a web page in a way that matches your interests. The use of informative cookies (that are not permanently stored on the user’s computer and disappear when a browser is closed) is strictly limited to transferring informative identifiers (consisting of random numbers originating from the server) necessary in order to allow safe and efficient search on the web page. For example, cookies can help us remember your user name for your next visit, understand how you communicate with our services and improve our services based on this information and to not allow third parties to obtain your identifiable data. You can set your browser not to accept cookies, but this may limit your ability to use the services. The only exception to this rule are cookies that ensure the proper functioning of the web page (functionality cookies) and are necessary for the display and the efficiency of the web page’s function on your computer.

When cookies are sent

We use cookies on our web page and in mobile applications. Anyone who visits our web page through a browser will receive cookies from us. Furthermore, we send cookies to your browser when you visit other web pages hosting additional applications (e.g. “share” option) or “tag” options.

Why we use cookies

We use cookies in order to identify you when you visit our web page, verify your identity and determine when you are connected to our web page or not.
Also, cookies allow us to remember your preferences and offer you a customized experience according to your settings. Furthermore, cookies create faster and safer connections to our web page. By using cookies we can fight against activities that violate our web page operation policy.
Furthermore, cookies allow us to send you personalized advertising/promotional actions whether you are on our web page or on other web pages and personalized articles through additional applications, such as the “share” option.

  • Preferences, articles and services: cookies can tell us what language your prefer and your preferences about communication. They can help you fill in forms on our web page much easier. Moreover, they provide you articles, images and personalized content through our additional applications.
  • Advertisements: We may use cookies in order to show you relevant advertisements whether you are on our web page or not. We may also use cookies in order to find out whether someone who saw an advertisement visited the web page and carried out an action later (e.g. downloaded a white page or made a purchase on the advertiser’s web page). Similarly, our partners may use cookies in order to determine whether we have shown you an advertisement and the way in which it was displayed, or in order to give us information regarding the way in which you engage with advertisements.
  • Performance, Analysis and Research: cookies help us know about the good performance of our web page and of additional applications in various locations. We also use cookies in order to understand, improve and research products, articles and services, including your connection to our web page from other web pages, applications or devices, such as your computer at your workplace or your mobile phone. Cookies help us measure the performance of the advertisements we display.

Lastly, cookies allow us to help you opt to not see third parties’ advertisements that do not interest you.

How are cookies used for advertising purposes

Cookies and other advertising technology, such as tags, pixel tags, web beacons and clear GIFs, help us show you advertisements better related to your interests. All the above are called Pixel Tags and aimed at the collection of aggregated statistics and the response speed.

They also help us provide aggregated control, research and reports for advertisers, understand and improve our service and know when our content has been displayed. When cookies are used in emails written in HTML format, Pixel Tags give the sender the ability to receive information regarding whether and when the recipient opened the email.

Unless you clear these cookies from your browser, we may use this information:

  • in order to show more relevant advertisements based on your interests,
  • in order to provide aggregated reports about the advertising activity to advertisers and web pages hosting the advertisements,
  • in order to help web pages’ and applications’ owners understand the way in which visitors use their web pages or applications,
  • in order to improve our products.

Cookies consent

While navigating our web page, you will be asked to consent to the storage of cookies and the processing of your data received through them. In any case, you can set your web browser so as to inform you about the use of cookies and set the privacy protection you wish, choosing from highest protection (e.g. “never accept cookies”) and minimum protection (e.g. “always accept cookies”) as well as an intermediate protection level (e.g. “reject third parties’ cookies” or “accept cookies only from the displayed web page”). These privacy settings will be presented in a clear and comprehensible way. However, it must be noted that rejecting cookies may render the use of certain parts of the web page more difficult or impossible.

Third Parties’ Cookies

If you follow us or contact us via one of our pages on third parties’ media platforms or social media, such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube and Google+, the information you provide or receive will be subject to the third party’s cookies policy. Therefore, we advise you to read the latter before you consent.