What are cookies?
The names and different type of cookies, web beacons and similar technologies we use to collect information (for example, the pages you visit, link clicks or other actions you make regarding our services and advertisements or our emails) may sometimes change.
To help you better understand this policy and the use of such technologies we give you the following definitions:
Cookies: Are small text files (usually consisting of letters and numbers) which are stored in the memory of your browser or your device when you visit a website or receive a message. There are different types of cookies such as:
Session cookies: They are necessary for the proper operation of the website and expire when you close your browser. They allow us to link your actions when you move from link to link within our website.
Persistent cookies: They are stored on your device for a certain amount of time.
First-party cookies: They are placed on your device by the website you visit
Third-party cookies: They are placed on your device by a website other than the one you are currently on.
You can generally manage or disable cookies using tools available to all major browsers. For each browser you use, you must separately set up your cookie options. Each browser may have different tools available.
Web beacons: These are small graphic images (also known as “pixel tags” or “clear GIFS”) that may be included in our website or in some of our emails or generally in our services and which work in conjunction with cookies to identify users and user behavior.
Similar technologies: These are technologies that store information in your browser or your device such as Flash Cookies, HTML 5 Cookies and others provided by various web application programming methods. These technologies can operate independently for each browser you use and may need to be set up directly through your installed applications or your device. We do not use such technologies to store data.
We use the term “cookies” or similar technologies in our policies to refer to all the technologies we use to store data in your browser or your device or to collect data that helps us recognize you as described above.
In addition to the cookies we use (first party cookies), we are cooperating with Service Providers which are companies that help us with various aspects of our business such as services, applications, or advertising tools. Regarding ads, we use certified service providers which help us provide you with advertisements of our products relevant to your interests at various points of the internet. These service providers may also place cookies on your device (third party cookies). They can also collect information that helps them identify your device such as your IP address or other unique identifiers.
What are your options?
We provide various services on our website which can be only available through the use of these technologies. You can always block, delete or deactivate these technologies from your browser if this is possible. However, in this case, you will not be able to take advantage of some features of our website. If you are a registered user, you may also need to enter your username and password more often. For more information, please see your browser or device settings. For any personal information collected and stored by our website through these technologies, we have first obtained the explicit consent of the user, after having informed the user in detail, to the extent possible, about its use by us as well as giving the user the ability to disable these technologies through the window that appears at the bottom of all of our pages when he enters the website for the first time or at any other time. The way we use these technologies belongs to the following general categories:
Analytics cookies (Performance-Related). We use first party and third party cookies, web beacons, and other technologies to store statistics about the user’s behavior within our website or through the use of our services (such as from where the user found our website, which pages visited, what newsletters opened, etc.) in order to improve our services to the visitor either by correcting functional problems in our pages or by improving our pages through a better website navigation (better user experience) or by updating our commercial strategy so as to offer you products based on your personal preferences.
Advertising and remarketing cookies. We use third party cookies (such as facebook and Google cookies) in order to provide you with advertisements, offers and opportunities about our products, relative with the content of our website, that you may have seen in the above or other platforms and their affiliates. When you first enter our website, we offer you the option to activate or disable all the cookies used on our website except the operational cookies. At any time, at the end of this page, you can change or not the activation settings of the cookies you had previously selected. In case you choose to disable cookies while you had previously opted to enable them, third party cookies will stop recording information about you, however you may still see our ads that are not so relevant to you because we can deactivate further recording only from the moment you deactivate them. To manage or disable third party cookies permanently, see below.
These providers help us improve our services either through the statistics they collect or through targeted advertisements based on the interests of the users who visited our website.
These service providers are subject to confidential agreements with us, as well as other legal obligations on the collection or use of personal data on their behalf.
Facebook: In order to provide you with advertisements through Facebook’s advertising and marketing platforms (such as Audience Network, Website Custom Audiences) and other Facebook plugin or marketing tools.
Google: For statistical purposes through Google Analytics platform, as well as for other advertising and marketing reasons through its tools (such as DoubleClick for Publishers, Google DoubleClick AdX Service, Adwords).
The above service providers may use any personal data collected through their cookies from our website in accordance with their own privacy policies.
Facebook Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation
For more information on third party cookies as well as on how to manage them, you can also contact the following links:
- Your Online Choices
- The Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising (available only in English)
- Network Advertising Initiative Consumer Opt-Out (available only in English)
Except for authorized service providers, we do not allow any third party to place cookies or similar technologies on our website for the purpose of detecting or collecting personal data.