Cookie policy

A cookie is a small set of data that a website can store on your computer or mobile phone. The cookie allows the website to "remember" your actions while browsing it. Although the majority of browsers, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Opera, support the use of cookies, the user can nevertheless set his browser not to accept cookies or delete them afterwards.

Usefulness of cookies

Cookies can perform many functions and are mainly used to measure the traffic of a website as a whole or only specific sub-pages. For example, the number of visitors live or per hour of the day, their geographical origin, the operating system and resolution of their computer screen, the page they came from (via a search engine, a link from another page or directly input), the keyword used in the search engine, etc. Other cookies can remember, for the convenience of the user, the choice of language or the results of his search on a website. Still others can record the user's failed login attempts to a website, so that (the websites) require, after a certain number of failed login attempts, the further cross-checking of their data, for example by entering an additional code, which it is sent to him by sms on his mobile phone.

Use of cookies

Our website, hereinafter referred to as "the website", stores cookies on the terminal equipment of its visitors to improve their browsing on it, as well as to measure its traffic. With these cookies, users' privacy and sensitive personal data are not put at risk.

1. Cookies of CMS Joomla!

The website is designed based on the content management system (CMS) Joomla!, which by default stores cookies on the user's computer to improve his navigation of the page. These cookies are the following:

2. Session Cookies

Session cookies allow users to be recognized when browsing a website so that their various choices are remembered and transferred from sub-page to sub-page. The most common example of this function is the shopping cart in online stores. When you add products to your cart, the session cookie remembers your selections so that the products you selected are there when you are ready to pay. Without the session cookie, the page would not remember exactly which products you added to your cart, resulting in your cart being empty when you clicked checkout.

Although our site does not sell products, the session cookies it uses work in exactly the same way. In particular, our page stores cookies to remember all the user's choices. Session cookies are automatically deleted from the user's computer after the end of their session, which occurs fifteen minutes after their last action within the page. These cookies are of the original manufacturer (English term: "first party cookies"), i.e. they are placed and read by the domain of our page.

3. Universal Analytics Cookies

Google Universal Analytics uses cookies to report user interactions on Google Analytics client websites. These cookies are used to store non-personally identifiable information. The cookies of the Google Analytics service, which are stored through our page on the user's terminal equipment, are the following:

The cookie named "_ga" is used to identify unique visitors to our website and has a lifetime of two years from the last visit to the website.

The cookie named "_gat" is used to anonymously monitor the visitor's behavior while browsing the website and has a lifespan of ten minutes from the user's visit to the website. For example, it detects the entry and exit subpage of the visitor from the website, the time spent on each subpage, etc.

It is pointed out that the lifetime of the above cookies can be changed by Google without prior warning.

Obtaining consent from the visitor

Given that the cookies of the Google Universal Analytics service are from a third party to our page and do not fall under the exception of par. 5 of article 4 of Law 3471/2006 as traffic analysis cookies, our page receives the consent of the visitor before storage of cookies on his terminal equipment. The user has the possibility at any time to delete the cookies stored by this page in his browser, through his settings.

In particular, the website uses a special component, which prevents cookies from being stored on the visitor's terminal equipment, if their consent is not first obtained by pressing an acceptance button. Next to the acceptance button there is a link that leads to the present cookie policy of the website, in which the user can read all the necessary information, which will make it easier for him to make a decision to grant consent or not to accept cookies.

Checking and deleting cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies according to your wishes. Details can be found here: You can delete all cookies already on your computer, as well as set most browsers to prevent the installation of cookies. However, in this case, you may need to adjust some preferences yourself each time you visit a website, and some services may also not work.