Last updated on 19/06/2018

What is “cookies”

We use technologies like cookies to provide, improve, protect and promote our Services. This way we collect information appertained to your Personal Data.  Cookies are very small files that are sent by us to your computer or other devices, which we can access when you visit our website and which do not recognize or harm any of your documents or files in your computer. Cookies help us remember who you are and other information about your visits. They can help in the display of information on a website in a way that matches your interests. The use of session cookies (which are not stored permanently on the user’s computer and disappear when the browser is closed) is strictly limited to transmitting session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) necessary to allow the safe and efficient exploration of the site. For example, cookies help us in cases such us remembering your username for your next visit, understanding how you are interacting with our Services, and improving them based on that information and do not allow acquisition of personal identification data.  You can set your browser to not accept cookies, but this may limit your ability to use our Services. The sole exception to this rule is cookies which serve functional needs of the Website (functional cookies) and are necessary for the operation and the effective function of the website to your computer.

When do we send “cookies”

We use cookies in our website and to mobile phone applications.  Anyone who visits our website shall receive cookies from us.  Furthermore, we send cookies to your browser whenever you visit other websites which host additional applications (i.e. : the “share” option) or “tag” options.

Why do we use “cookies”

We use cookies to identify you when you visit our website, to confirm your identity and define when you are logged in to our website and when you are not.

Also, using cookies enables us to remember your preferences and to give you the ability to enjoy a personalized navigating experience, but always in the context of your settings.  Furthermore, cookies make faster connections with our website in a more secured manner.  Using cookies enables us to fight activities which are in breach with the terms of use of our website.

Also, cookies allow us to send you personalized advertising / marketing activities whether you are in our website or in other websites, and personalized content via additional applications such as the “share” option.

  • Preferences, articles and services:  cookies can tell us which language you prefer and your social media preferences.  They can also help you fill in forms much easier in our website.   In addition, they provide you with articles, pictures and personalized contents in combination with our other applications.
  • Advertisements: We may use cookies to show you relevant advertisements whether you are in our website or not.  We may also use cookies to know if someone who saw an advertisement, he or she visited later the website, and/or made an action (i.e.: downloaded a page or made a purchase) in the advertiser’s website.  Similarly, our partners may use cookies to determine if we have shown you an advertisement and how it was presented or provide us with information in relation to how you interact with advertisements.
  • Performance, analysis and research:  cookies help us be aware of the good performance of our website and additional applications to several sites.  We also use cookies to understand, improve and research products, articles and services, including your connections to our website from other websites, applications or devices, such us the computer at work or your mobile phone device.  Cookies help us measure the performance of the advertisements we produce.

Finally, using cookies enables us to help you choose not to see advertisements of third parties that do not concern you.

How we use cookies for advertising purposes

Cookies and other advertising technology such as “tags”, “pixel tags”, “web beacons” and “clear GIFs” help us efficiently provide you with advertisements relevant to your interests.  All the above are called as a whole “Pixel Tags” and aim to collect aggregated statistics and to increase response speeds.  They also help us provide aggregate audits, research and reports for advertisers, understand and improve our services, and be aware of when the content has been shown to you.  When used to e-mails composed in HTML format, Pixel Tags offer the sender of the message the possibility to know whether and when the message was opened by the recipient.

Unless you remove these cookies from your browser, we may use following information:

  • to provide you with advertisements more relevant to your interests
  • to provide aggregate advertising reports to advertisers and websites hosting the advertisements
  • to help the owners of websites and applications understand how visitors interact with their websites or applications
  • to improve our products

Consent to Cookies

When navigating the website, you will be requested to provide your consent to the storage of cookies and the processing of your data collected through them. Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third-party plugins. If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of our service may not function correctly. To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based) or optout.aboutads.info (US based). On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit ad tracking.  You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on.

Third parties’ cookies

If you follow or contact us through any of our pages on third-party media or social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+, the information you provide or receive will be subject to in the third-party cookie policy, so we advise you to be informed about it before you give your consent.