LAST REVISED ON 04/07/2018
These cookies may be installed on your device depending on the preferences that you expressed or may express at any time in accordance with this policy.
1. What is a cookie?
Cookies and/or other similar tracers are small pieces of data sent to your computer or any other browsing device (tablet smartphone etc)when you visit a website such as ours. This cookie is stored on your hard drive if your browser settings allow it, and may convey information to our website through the same browser. Kindly note that a website can send cookies but, to protect your privacy, each website is only allowed to read the data stored in cookies sent by same. In other words, websites cannot read cookies set by other websites.
There are different types of cookies:
- Session cookies, which are temporary and deleted as soon as you exit the web browser or leave the website
- Persistent cookies, which remain on your device after your web browser is closed to be used by the web browser on subsequent visits to or uses of the website until they expire or until you delete them using the features of your browser.
- Cookies strictly necessary for browsing our website, intended in particular to:
- Manage authentication of our website visitors and the associated security measures;
- Optimize browsing;
- Store information regarding the “cookies” information banner seen by you, our website visitors, who then may continue browsing the website after agreeing to accept cookies on your device
- Implement security measures (for example, when you are asked to log in again for content or a service after a certain period of time)
- Cookies for features intended in particular to:
- Cookies for statistic purposes in order to improve our services.
You may set your browser to either accept, decline or notify you whenever a cookie is issued. If you decline a cookie you shall not be able to take full advantage of certain personalised features, or our website offers.
While valid, cookies are used to store information when your browser accesses our website or when you return to us at a later point.
As a company we are very sensitive on privacy issues and we strive to implement appropriate changes, in order to be compliant with legislation in force.
With a view to provide you the required level of information and ensure transparency, we have put in place this policy so that you may be fully informed about:
- The purpose of the data processing effected when you browse our Website
- Your rights with regard to cookies and other tracers we use
As you may be aware, legislation requires websites to acquire the users’ consent to place certain cookies. The installation of certain cookies (used e.g. for statistics, marketing purposes etc) is subject to your consent. So therefore, when you first visit our website, you are requested whether you agree or not to the installation of this type of cookies. It is noted that such cookies shall be activated only upon your prior express acceptance.
The aforementioned process (to acquire your consent) is supported by means of an information banner appearing on the home page of our website, which requires you to agree to the installation of cookies on your device.
Should you change your mind any time, you may disable cookies on your device by using the various tools described in section “7 How to reject, disable or opt out of receiving cookies” hereof.
5. Cookies used on our website
When you access and/or use the our website, we place one or more cookies on your device for the purposes described herein.
In the following list you may find out details on the cookies used across our website (desktop, iPad and mobile versions) and their purpose:
It is noted that we use a number of suppliers who also set cookies on our behalf in order to deliver additional data and information about how people use our website. Our partners use this data on our behalf to . We have no control over these cookies or how the third parties use them. For more information on these cookies and how to opt-out or disable them, please refer to their individual privacy policies listed herebelow:[….]
6. Third Party Cookies
It is noted that we use a number of suppliers who also set cookies on our behalf in order to deliver additional data and information about how people use our website. Our partners use this data on our behalf to provide a service to us, for example analytics to allow us to optimize our pages and deliver personalised content to our users. We have no control over these cookies or how the third parties use them. For more information on these cookies and how to opt-out or disable them, please refer to their individual privacy policies listed herebelow:
7. Advertising Cookies
8. How long are Cookies stored on your device
The length of time during which a cookie will be stored on your browsing device depends on whether it is a “Persistent” or “Session” cookie as per the above.
9. How to reject, disable or opt out of receiving cookies
The browsers of most web-enabled devices are set up by default to accept cookies. If you wish to amend your cookie preferences for our website, or any other websites, to enable, disable or delete cookies, you can do this through your browser settings by following the instructions usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” settings. You can also set your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.
You can also set your browser to accept or block cookies on a case-by-case basis before they are installed. Your browser also allows you to regularly delete cookies from your device. Remember to configure all the browsers in your different devices (tablets, smartphones, computers, etc.).
However, please be reminded that cookies are often used to enable, enhance or improve certain functions on our website. If you choose to block all or certain cookies, it is likely to affect the performance, certain features, the operation of or your accessibility to our website. We may not be held responsible in such case.
For more information about how to how to control, change your browser cookie settings or to disable cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org
For more information about how cookies work and how to manage or delete them, visit the World Wide Web Consortium’s website (or, for third party cookies, visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com/).