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Cookies Policy

Cookies Policy

In this Cookies Policy you will find information on how we use cookies and similar devices installed on the terminals of our customers and users. The use of cookies may sometimes be related to personal data processing, therefore we recommend you consult our Privacy Policy, available on our website, if you would like information on how we use the personal data of our customers and users, how to exercise your rights, or the terminology we use to refer to our website and privacy policy.

 

Information About Cookies

 

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that a website, app or other platform stores on your computer, tablet, smartphone or any other similar device, with information on your browsing and use, like a tag that identifies your device.

Cookies are necessary, for example, to facilitate browsing and understand how users interact with platforms so they can be improved. Cookies do not damage your computer or device. By “Cookies” we are also referring to other, similar technologies used to install and/or collect information on or from your device such as flash cookies, web beacons etc.

 

Why do we use them?

Some cookies are strictly necessary cookies for operation of a website. As our Website is an e-commerce website, we are obliged to use certain cookies to ensure its proper functioning and to provide e-commerce service to customers. For example, we must use cookies to ensure that when you choose a product you wish to buy and add to basket or proceed to checkout, the Website remembers what you chose on a previous page.

Apart from those, we also use statistics cookies and marketing cookies on the Website. These cookies are sent only with the user’s consent. Users can allow or block this kind of cookies in the Cookies Preferences. Detailed description of cookies used on the Website and their purposes are shown on the below tables.

 

Category 1- Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are strictly necessary for the visitors of the Website to benefit from e-commerce service. Visitors cannot shop on the Website without these cookies.  We use the following strictly necessary cookies on the Website.

COOKIE

DESCRIPTION

wc_cart_hash_#

Used to remember the goods in the basket when user adds a product to the basket or proceed to checkout.

wc_fragments_#

Remembers the users who login so the user doesn’t have to log in each time.

 

Category 2- Statistics Cookies

Statistic cookies serve to understand how the users are using a website, meaning for example which pages they visit or which links they click on a website.

We are using Google Universal Analytics in order to understand the behaviours of the Website’s visitors. Google Universal Analytics unanimously collects data regarding behaviours of the visitors and use them to prepare usage statistics of the Website. Google Universal Analytics collects this data with the following cookies. 

Cookie

Description

_ga

This cookie is in connection with Google Universal Analytics and it registers a unique ID that is used to distinguish different users. It is used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for analytic reports on the Website.

_gat

This cookie is in connection with Google Universal Analytics and used to throttle request rate.

_gid

It stores user analytics for 24 hours.

 

Category 3: Marketing Cookies

Marketing/targeting cookies collect information regarding browser habits of users and determine their points of interest and use the same for ads targeting. Third parties who receive such data present appropriate content and ads to the users.

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

ads/ga-audiences

Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on visitors’ online behaviour on the Website.

 

Retention Periods of Cookies

Cookies are classified in two categories regarding their retention period, namely session cookies and persistent cookies.

Session Cookies are stored during the browser session. Once the browser window is closed, session cookies are deleted. These cookies are used to remember the goods in the basket.

Persistent Cookies last longer and are stored in your device between the sessions. Persistent cookies are used to remember the preferences of the users while they visit a website. Visitors can manually delete the persistent cookies from their browser settings.

 

Your Preferences About Cookies

Most of the browsers are designed to accept the cookies; however, visitors can change the cookie settings of their browser. Visitors can also delete the cookies stored in their browser from the cookie settings.

Visitors can choose (i) to completely delete the cookies or (ii) to delete only the cookies sent from certain websites or (iii) to delete cookies related with a certain period of time.  You can choose your preferences regarding the cookies sent by the Website through the Cookie Preferences.