What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file downloaded on your computer or mobile phone when you access a certain website. Thus, cookies allow sites to recognize your actions and preferences for a period of time, so you do not have to enter these preferences whenever you visit the site or browse its pages. A cookie does not collect information in isolation, but when read by a server via a web browser, it can give information to facilitate a more user-friendly service.
What type of cookies are used?
The types of cookies used, are persistent cookies and session cookies. Τhe session cookies used by the website are deleted after the end of browsing and/or after the browser is closed. The website does not use persistent cookies.
Moreover, when you visit our site some cookies – called third party cookies - are placed by our partners on our behalf. These cookies collect data on ad performance and your interaction with our website. These data may be used by our partners to extract statistical conclusions and improve your visitor ad experience.
Which cookies are used on our website and what information they collect
- Essential Cookies.Essential cookies are absolutely essential for proper operation of the website. They allow you to browse the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas or using the shopping basket. These cookies do not identify you. Without these cookies, our website cannot operate effectively.
- Functionality Cookies. Functionality cookies help the website remember choices you make, such as your user name, language and the region you are in and thus we can provide enhanced and personalized features. Moreover, they help us provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video or using social media. They do not enable us to track your browsing activity on other websites.
- We inform you that some of our providers place third-party cookies on our behalf. We ask for your consent for the installation of third-party cookies.
|Cookie Name||Provider||Type / Purpose||Expiry|
|PHPSESSID||sboing.net||Essential. Follows the user's progress through the website.||Session|
|UserPreferences||sboing.net||Essential / Functionality. Stores the user's preferences.||365 days|
|remuser||sboing.net||Functionality. Stores the user's login information, when the "Remember Me" option is checked.||365 days|
|_ga||google.com||Third Party / Usage Statistics. Collects Google Analytics data, identifies unique users.||730 days|
|_gid||google.com||Third Party / Usage Statistics. Collects Google Analytics data, identifies unique users.||24 hours|
|NID||google.com||Third Party. Contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences. Used by Google Recaptcha service.||180 days|
How to manage cookies
Cookies are stored on your computer or device, after you are informed about your privacy settings and giving your consent for each of these categories with the exception of essential cookies, functionality cookies and traffic data processing cookies for which explicit consent is not required. Unless you accept cookies or certain cookies categories, some features of our website may not be fully available, but under no circumstances will you be denied access to our website.
What your rights are
You have the right of requesting information on the processing of your data, access to your data, correction and addition to your data. Furthermore you have the right of deletion of your data, restriction of the processing or withdrawal of your consent for the use of some or all the cookies and by extension to the processing of your data.
To exercise these rights, you may submit your request to the SBOING via: http://www.sboing.net/el/contact
Where to find more information about personal data collected by cookies
Cookies Policy Changes and Updates