Last updated: 25/05/2018

Like most websites, uses cookies and similar technologies.

We use these technologies in order to make sure that your access is easy and effective, that we can provide certain functionalities to you, as well as gather some information about your navigation that are essential to the proper functioning of our Site.

Cookies are small text files stored on the hard drive of your computer or other electronic device .

Cookies are unique to each web browser (web browsers including, e.g. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer etc) and contain anonymized information , relating to the websites you visit and the devices you use.

Our website has been developed with WordPress CMS, which uses cookies for effective functionality.

Cookies and the technologies which the Site uses can be divided into the following categories:


A. Essential cookies

These cookies are related to the saving of information or the acquisition of access to already stored information on your device, with the sole purpose of facilitating communication via an electronic communications network, and to an extent that is absolutely necessary to provide a social information service, that you have expressly requested.

As far as these cookies are concerned, you are not offered the option of rejecting them, since it would not otherwise be possible for the Site to offer its services.

Name Source Duration Purpose
cookie-agreed 100 days This cookie is used in order to show you the message about cookies acceptance and verify whether or not you accept our cookies and cookies’ policy.
wordpress_test_cookie Session This cookie checks when a cookie is active.


B. Functionality cookies

These cookies are not essential, but they do serve to improve your experience of using the Site, by providing a series of useful functions, such as remembering your preferences (e.g. language, username), show videos or sharing content in social media.

Name Source Duration Purpose
OGP 100 days This cookie is used in order to show you the message about cookies acceptance and verify whether or not you accept our cookies and cookies’ policy.


Google Web Fonts

Our Site uses Google Web Fonts services for its fonts. Google Fonts is designed to limit the collection, storage and processing of your data to the absolutely necessary for optimal font delivery.

According to its policy, Google takes the appropriate technical measures in order to ensure that your data is protected. Google does not require the visitor to be identified in order to use its fonts, and no information contained in cookies is sent to the Google Fonts service.

Requests to the Google Font Service API take place via domain names associated with that service, such as or, so that your font requests are separate and do not contain credentials send to from other Google services you have been identified, such as Gmail. More information about Google Fonts and protecting your data while using it can be found here.


Google Maps

Our Site uses Google Maps (API) to provide geolocation information. When you use the Google Maps service, Google collects, processes and processes visitor data about the use of maps.

However, if you are visiting a map via Google Maps while you are logged in to a Google Account, your browsing habits can be personalized. To avoid this, you’ll first need to sign out of your Google Account.

More information about Google Maps and protecting your data while using it can be found here.


C. Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about the way you use the Site, such as, for example, the pages you visit most often, the page from which your visit originated and other information. These cookies collect aggregate, anonymous statistical data which cannot be used to identify visitors individually. They are used for the sole purpose of analysing traffic and improving the Site performance.

Name Source Duration Purpose
_ga Google 2 years This cookie is used to differentiate users.
_gid Google 24 hours This cookie is used to differentiate users.
_gat Google 1 minute This cookie is used to control request to the server. In case Google Analytics is installed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be renamed to _dc_gtm_.

For more information see: Google privacy policy


Information about Google Analytics service (with anonymization)

The Site uses the Google Analytics service for the purpose of recording the number of visitors to the site. Google Analytics, which relies on the use of cookies, is the most popular service for the collection and analysis of data regarding the behaviour of visitors to websites on the internet.

The purpose of using the Google Analytics service is for the processing of anonymous information with the purpose of improving the Site, such as for example, determining which page we need to improve and in what way, in order to make it more user-friendly, and also to carry out cost/ benefit analysis for the purposes of promotion and advertising.

In the context of the Google Analytics service, the Site utilises the “Anonymise IP” option which is offered by Google as part of the Analytics service. With this specific application, access to your IP address is restricted to Google and it is anonymised while you are accessing our Site.

The cookies used to save certain information such as the time at which you accessed the site, the type of browser you are using, the location from which you accessed the site as well as the frequency of your visits to the site. With each visit to the site, the anonymised data are transmitted to Google’s server. More information on Google’s personal data processing policy can be found here and you can also find out about the use of cookies in the context of the Google Analytics service here.

You have the option to completely block collection of your data by Google Analytics, by installing an add-on to your preferred browser (plug-in):


D. Log Files

Because of the nature and way in which the internet works, when you visit our website, our server immediately records your IP address in special log files, which constitute personal data, even if we are not able to identify you based on that information alone.

In addition, our logs also help us to record the type of browser, the operating system you are using, and other information about your online visit, such as the URL address from which you reached our page, and the date and time of your visit.

These data are stored only for the amount of time necessary to protect network security, information and services from accidental events or illegal or malicious acts that compromise the availability, authenticity, integrity and confidentiality of stored or transmitted personal data (e.g. checking for ‘Denial of Service (DoS)’ attacks).


E. How can you control cookies?

You are able to set your web browser setting in order to accept or refuse certain or all cookies. Each browser differs in the way it manages cookie settings, so in order to manage and deactivate cookies, follow the instructions for each browser:

Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome