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This website may use both own and third-party cookies to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to the needs and interests of each individual.

Because we respect the right to privacy, you may choose to block certain types of cookies from this website.

Cookies play an important role in facilitating the access and delivery of multiple services the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:

Customize certain settings such as the language in which a site is viewed, the currency in which certain prices or charges are expressed, saving the options for different products (measures, other details etc.) in the shopping cart (and the saving of this options), the saving of preferences for future re-use;

Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users so they can make them more efficient and more user-friendly;

Allow multimedia or other applications from other websites to be included in another website to create a more valuable, useful, and enjoyable browsing experience;

Improve the efficiency of online advertising.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal, or other equipment of a user accessing the Internet.

The cookie is installed through a web server’s request to a web browser (eg. Chrome, Firefox) and is completely "passive" (does not contain software, viruses or spyware, and cannot access the information on the user's hard drive).

A cookie consists of two parts: the name and the content or the value of the cookie. Furthermore, the duration of a cookie is determined, technically, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that web server.

Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify internet users.

There are 2 main cookie categories:

Session cookies - they are temporarily stored in the web browser's cookie folder in order to save them until the user closes the browser window or logs out from the website;

Persistent cookies - They are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depends on the default cookie lifetime). Persistent cookies include those placed on a website other than the one the user is currently visiting - known as 'third party cookies' - which can be used anonymously to memorize a user's preferences.

What are the benefits of cookies?

A cookie contains information that links a web browser (user) and a specific web server (website). If a browser accesses that web server again, it can read the already stored information and react accordingly. Cookies provide users with an enjoyable browsing experience and support the efforts of many websites to provide comfortable user services: ex - online privacy preferences, site language options, shopping carts, or relevant advertising.

What is the lifetime of a cookie?

Cookies are managed by web servers. The life of a cookie may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for one session (session cookies) and are no longer kept once the user has left the website and some cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that website (permanent cookies). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through the browser’s settings.

What are third-party cookies?

Certain sections of content on some websites may be provided through third parties / suppliers (e.g., a video, an ad, a chat application etc.). These third parties may also place cookies through the website and they are called "third party cookies" because they are not placed by the owner of that website. Third-party vendors must also comply with the applicable law and the privacy policy of the site’s owner.

How are cookies used by this website?

Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support our efforts to provide user-friendly services through features such as online privacy, shopping cart, or relevant advertising preferences. They are also used to prepare aggregated anonymous statistics to help us understand how a user benefits from our web pages, allowing us to improve their structure and content, excluding the user's personal identification.

A visit to this site may place the following types of cookies:

Essential cookies;

Performance cookies;

Social media and advertising cookies.

Certain cookies, such as performance or social media and advertising, may come from third parties.

Essential cookies

These cookies allow both to save preferences regarding other types of cookies used and to access the basic features of this website.

They retain the user's preferences on this website, so they no longer need to be set at each time you visit the website.

Registration cookies are generated when a user registers on this site, in order to inform us later whether he / she is registered or not. Our servers use these cookies to show us the account with which you are registered and to provide you with an easier experience of interacting with the website.

Other cookies we place, in order to allow you to optimize the site’s use, are cookies corresponding to your shopping cart and Favorites lists (to save product information that you have added to your cart or as a Favorites), location cookies (used to determine your location based on IP, to pre-fill certain fields required to register or place orders), session cookies generated when accessing and automatically deleted when you close the browser (required to run HTTP protocol, fill out certain forms, interact with certain items in the site, etc.), cookies that recognize the type of desktop or mobile terminal used, chat applications chat allowing real-time chat with customer service.

Performance cookies

They include both cookies from traffic analytics, as well as cookies placed by certain third-party services that provide site-specific functionality.

Traffic analysis cookies allow you to aggregate website traffic, track traffic sources, provide information about the most visited or least visited pages, and how users interact with the website. The listed information is aggregated and implicitly completely anonymous. These cookies may come from third-parties such as Web Analytics (Ex: Google Analytics).

Social media and advertising cookies

These can be placed through the website by the social media or advertising services we use.

This type of cookies can be used by these services to determine a specific profile of visitors and to display relevant advertising messages on other sites you visit.

They may come from third parties such as advertising services (e.g. AdSense, AdWords), social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) etc.

Due to its way of usage, this website cannot access these cookies from third-parties, just as third-parties cannot access the cookies owned by this site. For example, when you share an article using the social network button on this website, that social network will record your activity.

What type of information is stored and accessed through cookies?

Cookies keep information in a small text file that allows a website to recognize a browser. The Web server will recognize the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted. The cookie stores important information that enhances Internet browsing experience (eg keeping a user logged in to his or her account, keeping products in the shopping cart, keeping products in the Favorites list).

Why are Internet cookies important?

Cookies are the focal point of the efficient Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Disabling or disabling cookies may make it harder to use a website.

Denying or disabling cookies does not mean you will not receive online advertising - just that it will no longer be able to keep track of your preferences and interests highlighted by your browsing behavior.

Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require authentication of a user through an account):

Content and services tailored to user preferences - news, weather, sports, maps, government and public services, entertainment sites and travel services.

Offers tailored to users' interests - remembering passwords, language preferences (Ex: displaying search results in English).

Maintaining Child Protection Filters for Content on the Internet (family mode options, safe search functions).

Limit ad frequency - limit the number of impressions of an ad for a particular user on a website.

Providing more relevant advertising to the user.

Measurement, optimization and analytics features - such as confirming a certain level of traffic on a website, what type of content is viewed, and how a user reaches a website (eg through search engines, directly from other websites etc.). Websites analyze the way they are used in order to improve the website for the benefit of their users.

Security and privacy issues

Cookies use plain text formats. They are not made up of fragments of code so they cannot be executed or can auto-run. Consequently, they cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Cookies can still be used for negative purposes. Because it stores information about user preferences and browsing history, both on a particular site and on several other sites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this and consistently mark cookies to be deleted in anti-virus / anti-spyware removal / scanning procedures.

In general, browsers have built-in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, life-span and an automatic deletion after the user has visited a website and other security issues related to cookies.

Since identity protection is very valuable and is the right of every internet user, it is advisable to know what problems can be created by cookies. In order to transmit constant information in both ways between the browser and the website, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the data transmission, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted, although very rarely, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (e.g. an unsecured Wi-Fi network).

Other cookie-based attacks involve bad cookie settings on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability in order to make browsers send information through insecure channels. Attackers then use the information for unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.

Tips for safe and responsible cookie-based navigation

Due to their flexibility and the fact that most of the most visited sites and the largest ones use cookies, they are almost inevitable. Disabling cookies will not allow the user access to the most popular and used websites including Youtube, Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo and others. Here are some tips to make sure you do not worry about cookies:

Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level for your cookie security;

If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person using your computer, you can set long expiration dates for your stored browsing history and personal access data;

If you share access to your computer, you can consider the browser setting to delete individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way to access sites that use cookies and to delete any visitor information when closing the browsing session;

Install anti-spyware applications and update them constantly.

Many of the applications for detection and prevention of spyware include the detection of attacks on sites. This prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software. Make sure your browser is always up-to-date. Many of the cookies attacks are exploited by exploiting the weaknesses of the old versions of browsers.

Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the most popular websites on the Internet. With a clear understanding of how they work and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so you can browse with confidence on the internet.

How do I stop cookies?

It is possible to set up the browser so that these cookies are no longer supported or you can set your browser to accept cookies only from a specific site.

All modern browsers offer the ability to configure cookie preferences. These settings are usually found in your browser's "options" or "preferences" menu. To understand these settings, you can use the browser's "help" option for more details.

Useful Links

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