What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files downloaded into the User’s device when he accesses the Website and App. Cookies allow information to be stored and retrieved about the browsing habits of a User or his equipment and, depending on the information contained and the way in which the equipment is used, cookies may be utilised in order to recognise the User.
The legal basis for such processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, insofar as these cookies are used to collect data to initiate or process contractual relationships.
If the processing does not serve to initiate or process a contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. The legal basis is then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
When you close your browser, these session cookies are deleted.
What types of cookies do the Website and the App use?
The various categories of cookies used on the Website and the App are as follows:
- TECHNICAL COOKIES: Cookies needed for browsing and smooth operation of the Website or the App. Their use makes it possible to access pages of the Website or the App which have limited access, carry out purchase processes, implement security, control traffic and communicate data. The legal foundation for their use is the provision of the aforesaid services and the cookies are needed to provide them.
- PERFORMANCE COOKIES: They make it possible to record your preferences with regard to the tools found in the Services to prevent you from having to configure the Services every time you visit.
- ANALYTICAL COOKIES: They make it possible to compile statistics to optimise and enhance the experience of Users on the Website or the App. They allow visitors to be anonymously identified in order to keep an approximate record of the number of visitors and their trends over time, the particular content that is most frequently visited and to ascertain whether a User is new or returning.
- THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING COOKIES: These cookies allow advertising agencies to post customised ads on third party websites or apps. Accordingly, the advertising agency can identify the device of the User of the App or Website on these third party websites or apps and access associated data in order to show customised ads.
The following table sets out the specific cookies used on the Website and the App, detailing the name, the type, the owner, the expiry date and the purpose for which they are used:
|_ga||Analytical||Google Analytics||2 years||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gat||Analytical||Google Analytics||1 minute||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gid||Analytical||Google Analytics||1 day||Used to limit the percentage of requests.|
|pll_language||Technical||Website or App cookie||1 year||Saves the chosen language for browsing.|
|cookie_notice_accepted||Performance||Website or App cookie||1 month||Saves information on whether the User accepted the cookies.|
|test_cookie||Third party advertising||Doubleclick (Google)||15 minutes||Verifies whether the User’s browser admits cookies.|
Blocking or Deleting cookies
Notwithstanding the foregoing and the technical cookies that are strictly needed in order to provide our services, the User can adjust the settings of his browser in order to be notified when cookies are received and prevent them from being downloaded onto his device. Nevertheless, deactivating cookies may affect suitable operation of specific sections of the Website or the App.
Please see the instructions and help pages of your browser for further information:
Tools → Internet options → Privacy → Settings.
For further information, please see the Microsoft support page or the browser’s help menu.
Tools → Options → Privacy → History → Personalised settings.
For further information, please see the Mozilla support page or the browser’s help menu.
Settings → Advanced → Privacy → Site settings.
For further information, please see the Google support page or the browser’s help menu
Preferences → Security.
For further information, please see the Apple support page or the browser’s help menu.