1 Purpose & Scope
When you access the Website for the first time you will be asked to agree to our use of certain types of cookies (such as performance, marketing and tracking cookies) listed in the table below in the manner described in this policy. This is to ensure compliance with Data Protection Legislation. If you previously accessed the Website and did not agree for cookies to be set or you deleted cookies previously, you will be asked to agree to cookies being placed on your computer again.
For the purposes of this Cookies Policy, “Data Protection Legislation” means the Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”), and any other applicable law or regulation relating to the Processing of Personal Data and to privacy, including the E-Privacy Directive 2002/58/EC and the European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Privacy and Electronic Communications) Regulations 2011 (“E-Privacy Regulations”), as such legislation shall be supplemented, amended, revised or replaced from time to time.
There are certain types of cookies which are essential and which we do not require your agreement to store in accordance with Data Protection Legislation, which are the cookies used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication, or where storage or access is strictly necessary in order for us to provide you with the service that you requested, including the following:
- User Input Cookies (Session ID)
- Load Balancing Cookies
More details on these cookies can be found in the table in the section “Cookies used on this Website” below.
You should also be aware that there are cookies which are found in other companies' internet tools which we may use to enhance our services. You may see ‘social buttons’ during your use of the website, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram which enable you to share or bookmark certain web pages. These websites and social platforms have their own cookies and privacy practices, which are controlled by them.
2 What are cookies?
A cookie is a text file containing a small amount of information that a Website and/or mobile application sends to your browser when you visit a Website. The cookie is then sent back to the originating Website on each subsequent visit, or to another Website that recognises it. Cookies enhance the user experience; for example, some cookies allow the Website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the Website or browse from one page to another.
This means we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit to the Website:
- the internet domain and IP address from where you access the Website;
- the type of browser software and operating system used to access the Website;
- the date and time you access the Website;
- if you linked to the Website from another Website, the address of that Website; and
- the pages you enter, visit and exit the Website from.
3 Cookies used on this Website
A list of all cookies used on this Website by category and a description of the purposes we use them for is set out below.
User Input Cookies (Session ID)
Make sure your visit operates in line with your requirements as a user. They ensure that you are not treated as a new user each time you click on a different part of the navigation bar on the Website. They keep track of your input when filling online forms. They also confirm your browser’s capabilities and recognise details that you have inputted into a form that you complete on our Website. They expire at the end of your browsing session
Load Balancing Cookies
These cookies allow us to provide a robust and resilient Website service. They ensure our servers balance the number of users on the Website to ensure visitors can smoothly browse through the Website and searches can be sped up.
4 How to control and delete cookies
Users of our Website can set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at all. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set on this Website (or, indeed, on any other Website) you can do this through your browser settings. The “Help” function within your browser should tell you how.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may mean that you will not be able to take full advantage of all the features or services available on this Website, and certain parts of the Website may not be accessible.
5 Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about cookies or your privacy when using this Website, please contact our Data Protection Officer with subject heading “Data Protection Queries”:
- By writing: Data Protection Officer FINLOUP P.C. – 190 Leoforos Andrea Singrou, 2nd Floor, Athens, Greece, 17671
- By emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org