Cookie Policy

Our Website (hereinafter the "Website") uses cookies to store information on your computer. This Policy explains how the Website uses cookies. By browsing the Website, you are deemed to agree and accept the use of cookies on your computer under the terms of this Policy. If you do not wish to receive cookies from the Website, please either modify your settings (as mentioned below) or refrain from using the Website.

What are cookies?

"Cookies" are small text files that a website (specifically a web server) stores on a user's computer; no document or file from the user's computer is accessible however. Cookies contain information, such as the name of a website and some digits and numbers. Whenever a user browses a website, the latter retrieves that information and provides the user with services related to this information. A typical example of such information is the user's preferences on a website, as those are determined by the user's choices on this website (ex. clicking specific "buttons", searches, ads, etc.).

What types of cookies does the website use?

Types of cookies used:

Technical cookies

Technical cookies are used to make certain sections of the Website function correctly. The Website uses technical cookies whose exclusive purpose is to transmit a communication or which are necessary for the provision of a specific service as requested by a subscriber or user”. Such technical cookies can be divided into:

  • Analytic cookies which are technical cookies when they are used to measure and analyze the overall number of the users and their behavior while browsing a specific website,
  • Functionality cookies, which make it possible to tailor the website according to various choices made by the user (e.g. language, etc), in order to provide improved services.
The collection and processing of the data obtained by the use of technical cookies is necessary if the Website is to function properly. If a user objects to the use of these technical cookies, he/she will not be able to access and view the Website properly.

The Website uses the following technical cookies, including functionality cookies and analytic cookies:

COOKIE

DESCRIPTION

RETENTION PERIOD

PURPOSE

ASP.NET_SessionId

Preserves the visitor's session state across page requests.

20min after the last user interaction

To maintain the state between the client (browser) and the server (backend).

_ga

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.

2 years

To assist in gathering statistical data about the site’s usage.

_gat

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.

20min after the last user interaction

To assist in gathering statistical data about the site’s usage.

_gid

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.

20min after the last user interaction

To assist in gathering statistical data about the site’s usage.

wplayer.captionLabel

These cookies are used by JWPlayer (video player) to remember user's choices for any further videos he/she views.

20min after the last user interaction

To save user embedded player preferences.

Apart from technical cookies, the general rule governing the use of electronic communications networks is that obtaining access to previously stored information in terminal subscriber equipment requires the prior consent of the user after explicit and detailed information, i.e. this consent should be given as an opt-in rather than opt-out choice.

Therefore, cookies that are not "technical" cookies and which are more important for the privacy of users, e.g. those used to create a user profile can be installed on the user's terminal equipment if the user has been clearly and extensively informed and has validly given his/her consent.

Third party cookies

When browsing the Website, web browsers may use third party cookies.

Third party cookies are installed in a different website than the one the user is browsing. This is because every website may contain elements (images, maps, sounds, and specific links to other domain names) which are stored in computer servers that are different from those hosting the website the users are browsing.

Below you will find a list of third party cookies used by the Website:

COOKIE


DESCRIPTION

RETENTION PERIOD

PURPOSE

collect

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across

devices and marketing channels.

20min after the last user interaction

To assist in gathering statistical data about the site’s usage.

GPS

Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.

20min after the last user interaction

To assist in gathering statistical data about the user’s location.

IDE

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking

one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

1 year

To assist in gathering statistical data about the user’s interaction with ads within google’s advertising network. (cookie is placed as part of gathering demographics and interest data for Google Analytics).

PREF

Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses You Tube videos across different web sites.

8 months

To assist in gathering statistical data about the user’s use of YouTube videos.

test_cookie

Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.

20min after the last user interaction

To determine if the user’s browsers support cookies.

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Tries to estimate the users' band width on pages with integrated You Tube videos.

179 days

To assist in estimating the user’s bandwidth.

YSC

Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from You Tube the user has seen.

20min after the last user interaction

To assist in gathering statistical data about the user’s use of YouTube videos.

yt-player-two-stage-token

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. 

Persistent

To assist the user in saving his/hers preferences of video screening.

The information collected by the use of the aforementioned cookies is not disclosed to third parties unless otherwise required by law.

How to manage cookies by configuring the browser

Some users may not consent to the storage of information collected through cookies by their computer. Each browser includes detailed instructions regarding their policy for the use of cookies.

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may modify the settings of your browser so as to be warned, when cookies are being sent, to deactivate all or some of the cookies used by the Website or to delete cookies already installed by the Website.

The majority of the Website’s functions shall operate without the use of cookies. However, if you deactivate cookies, you shall not have access to certain services and features of the Website.

You may find, in the following links, the necessary information regarding the management of cookies in all web browsers.

https://www.aboutcookies.org/, http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/.

You will find below examples of the most common web browsers’ specific versions, where you can get information about how to disable cookies.

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer

Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Safari: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac

In any case, it is recommended to refer to the official bibliography of the development companies for the most recent update as well as to the web browsers of other development companies.