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Cookies can be either permanent or for a single session. Permanent cookies are stored by the browser and remain active either until their expiration date or until the user deletes them. Those that concern only one session expire at the end of the connection, as soon as the browser is deactivated (closed).
We use these cookies to ensure optimal website functionality in the following:
- Identification of users who have visited the website at least once or are subscribed members of the website and we allow them to be presented with a personalized version of the site.
- Elimination of the need for users who have entered the website once to re-enter the information needed for their better navigation.
- Communication with our website with a range of communication and information forms.
We use these cookies to weigh the behavior of use of the visitors in our website with the ultimate goal of optimizing it. Using web analytics provided by Google (Google Analytics) statistics we can analyze the pages visited by users, as well as other statistics (e.g. time spent on the page, website from which they came, number of pages per visit, etc.) and through them we can provide optimized content on the website (based on user interests). We also use the aforementioned statistics to record the wishes of users and define the advertising strategy based on them.
When you visit a page that contains data from other sites such as YouTube or Facebook, these sites use their own cookies on your device/browser by which you are visiting. The website does not control these cookies, nor does it have access to them according to the method the cookies work (only those who created them have access to the cookies). Please check the policy of these sites for more information about these cookies.
Behaviorally Targeted Advertising Cookies store the preferences of users about the services they have browsed, in order to promote relevant advertisements on third-party websites, according to their interests.
Some pages/advertisements may use Adobe Flash Player to provide video content or advertisements to users. Adobe uses its own cookies that are not manageable from your device’s browser but are managed by Flash Player for similar purposes such as saving preferences or saving information about users. Flash cookies work differently in comparison to other cookies as all information is stored in one cookie. You can check how much information can be stored in these cookies but you cannot control the type of information stored in them. You can check which sites can store information through the website storage settings panel on the Adobe site.
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You can also change your web browser preferences/settings. In some cases you can accept cookies from specific sites and block third-party cookies. In others you can block cookies from specific advertisers. You should be aware that deleting or blocking cookies may reduce the functionality of the site you are browsing. For more information about cookies you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org or go to the help menu in the browser used. If you have trouble deleting or blocking cookies from the browser you are using, contact the browser provider.