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PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION POLICY

COOKIES POLICY

PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION POLICY

Cookies Policy Information

At www.heron.gr we use cookies in order to improve your experience on our site. The use of cookies helps us improve the site’s functions, and makes our browsing and your browsing choices easier. Therefore, we can provide you with customized content and ads based on your interests and needs. Additionally, cookies are used in order to analyze the traffic of our site and identify any problematic pages that need improvement. Our goal is to improve our site so that we can constantly provide better services and experience while our users visit our website.

The primary goal of www.heron.gr is to protect the website’s visitor’s privacy; to this end, our organization follows a strict policy. We suggest that you take some time to read this policy in order to understand the type of cookies we use, the information we collect using cookies and how this information is used. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies in accordance with this policy.

What are Cookies?

“Cookies” are small text files that a website places on the user’s computer (usually in a web browser such as Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Edge, etc.), so that each time users connect to our website, the website recovers previously inserted information and provides users with the relevant services. A typical example of such information includes the user’s preferences on a website, as indicated by the user’s choices on that certain website (e.g. selection of specific “buttons”, searches, ads, etc.).

General information on Cookies classification

There are two types of cookies:

  • Technical cookies: these cookies are essential for the proper functioning of a website and for the user’s browsing experience on that website. Without these cookies, users may not be able to effectively display webpages or to use certain services.
  • Profiling Cookies: these cookies are used in to generate user profiles in order to provide advertising content according to the user’s browsing preferences.

Cookies, either “technical” or “profiling” cookies, may also be classified as:

  • “Session” cookies, which are deleted immediately upon closing the browser
  • “Permanent” cookies, which remain on the browser for a certain amount of time. These cookies are used, for example, in order to identify a device that connects to a website, facilitating the user’s identification procedures.
  • “Proprietary” cookies, which are created and managed directly by the operator of the site on which the user is browsing
  • “Third party” cookies, which are created and managed by parties other than the operator of the site on which the user is browsing.

Our website uses “technical” cookies, and especially the following cookie types:

1. Proprietary cookies, session cookies or permanent cookies, which are necessary to browse the website as well as for purposes of internal security and systems management.

2. Third party cookies, permanent cookies used by the Website in order to provide statistical information to Google Analytics, through which the Company may perform a statistical analysis of access/visits to the Website. The cookies that are used serve statistical purposes exclusively and collect information in an aggregate form. By using two cookie types, i.e. permanent cookies and session cookies (which are deleted upon closing the browser), Google Analytics also stores a log with the hours of entering and leaving the website. . You may prevent Google from collecting data through the use of cookies and from processing your personal data, by downloading and installing the plugin for the browser from the following address: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

You may choose which cookies to give your consent to by clicking on COOKIES SETTINGS link on our website. In the case of third-party cookies, users provide or refuse to provide their consent directly to the owner of that cookie, to which the Company simply refers:  most third-party cookies on the site can be disabled by the users in their own browser or by visiting the websites of their service providers directly, using the links listed in the table below. In any case, we note that disabling cookies may affect your ability to use the site and / or make the most of all available features and services.

More specific classification of Cookies according to their function:

1. Necessary cookies

These cookies allow the site’s basic features, such as browsing and accessing secure areas of the site, adding products to the cart and completing purchases. Necessary cookies are required for the site’s proper function and in order to serve the purpose of the user’s visit (e.g. completing a purchase).

2. Functionality cookies

These cookies are used for the proper and smooth functioning of the page and allow the website to “memorize” the user’s options, in order to provide improved and customized features according to his/ her needs and interests. This category also includes cookies with information, such as shopping cart, as well as information on safe browsing.

3. Statistics cookies

These cookies help us understand how visitors use and interact with various pages, by collecting and reporting anonymous information.

By using the above cookies, we are able to identify if users are having trouble and if a page needs improvement. These cookies  are used for useful reports on how to improve the overall performance of our site. 

4. Targeting / Advertising cookies

These cookies are used to provide users content that best fits the user’s needs and interests. They may be used to send targeted advertising or personalized offers to the user. They also help us measure the performance of advertising campaigns.

How to check cookies

Most internet web browsers provide you with the opportunity to define whether you wish the use of cookies or not. The following pages provide instructions on how to set cookies in the most popular web browsers: 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Cookies

http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

https://support.apple.com/el-gr/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac 

 

Detailed Cookie Table

Name of cookie Provider Type Purpose Expiry
Necessary
__cfduid heron.gr HTTP Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic. 29 days
__RequestVerificationToken
heron.gr HTTP Helps prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks. Session
ARRAffinity heron.gr HTTP Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times. Session
ASP.NET_SessionId heron.gr HTTP Preserves the visitor's session state across page requests. Session
CookieConsent heron.gr HTTP Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain. 1 year
CookieConsentBulkSetting-# cookiebot.com HTML Enables cookie consent across multiple websites. Persistent
Statistics
_ga heron.gr HTTP Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 years
_gat heron.gr HTTP Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. 1 day
_gid heron.gr HTTP Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 1 day
Marketing
_fbp heron.gr heron.gr

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

3 months
diffx/track/partner smartadserver.com Pixel Unclassified Session
eng_mt heron.gr HTML

Tracks the conversion rate between the user and the advertisement banners on the website - This serves to optimise the relevance of the advertisements on the website.

Persistent
fr facebook.com HTTP Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. 3 months
IDE doubleclick.net HTTP

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

1 year
pagead/1p-user-list/# google.com Pixel Unclassified Session
partner-41d0657f smartadserver.com HTTP Unclassified 3 months
r/collect doubleclick.net Pixel This cookie is used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behavior. It tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Session
t_gid taboola.com HTTP This cookie assigns a specific visitor ID, when the visitor interacts with ads or content from the website - this allows the website to target the visitor with similar ads or content. 1 year
taboola global:user-id heron.gr HTML Sets a unique ID for the visitor, that allows third party advertisers to target the visitor with relevant advertisement. This pairing service is provided by third party advertisement hubs, which facilitates real-time bidding for advertisers. Persistent
taboola_session_id taboola.com HTTP This cookie is used to collect information on a visitor. This information will become an ID string with information on a specific visitor – ID information strings can be used to target groups with similar preferences, or can be used by third-party domains or ad-exchanges. Session
test_cookie doubleclick.net HTTP Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies. 1 day
tr facebook.com Pixel Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. Session
trctestcookie heron.gr HTTP Detects whether partner data synchronization is functioning and currently running - This function sends user data between third-party advertisement companies for the purpose of targeted advertisements. Session
__widgetsettings Twitter HTML Collects data on user behaviour and interaction in order to optimize the website and make advertisement on the website more relevant. Persistent
local_storage_support_test Twitter HTML The cookie is used in context with the local-storage function in the browser. This function allows the website to load faster by pre-loading certain procedures. Persistent
GPS YouTube HTTP Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. 1 day
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE YouTube HTTP Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. 179 days
YSC YouTube HTTP Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. Session
yt-remote-cast-installed YouTube HTML Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. Session
yt-remote-connected-devices YouTube HTML Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. Persistent
yt-remote-device-id YouTube HTML Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. Persistent
yt-remote-fast-check-period
YouTube HTML Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. Session
yt-remote-session-app
YouTube HTML Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. Session
yt-remote-session-name
YouTube HTML Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. Session
Unclassified
1167457:session-data heron.gr HTTP Pending Persistent

 

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