Cookies are small files that are stored by the server of the website on the hard drive of the computer or other electronic device with which you visit hoc.gr.
Cookies are unique to each web browser (web browser, for example Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) and contain anonymous information about the websites you visit and the devices you use.
In general, cookies perform many functions, such as facilitating you’re browsing from one website to another, saving your preferences and generally improving the experience of browsing the website.
Cookies are divided into various categories according to the purpose they serve and the way they work.
At hoc.gr we use “strictly necessary” cookies, performance cookies to obtain information about traffic and the way users browse, as well as cookies to display personalized advertisements.
Strictly necessary cookies
The role of these cookies is to store information or gain access to information already stored on your device, with the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication through an electronic communications network or, to the extent absolutely necessary for the provision of an information society service, which has been explicitly requested by the user or subscriber. According to the relevant legislation, you do not have the possibility to choose whether to reject the installation of these cookies, as without them it would not be technically possible to provide services on behalf of hoc.gr.
What it does / Usefulness
It is stored only for registered users after they log in, and is deleted when the browser is closed
Persistent login cookie
It is only saved to registered users who have activated the “Stay signed in” option during their login. This cookie is only deleted if the user chooses to log out of hoc.gr (“Logout” option in the main menu). It should be noted that the session related to the specific cookie has some restrictions regarding access to specific pages of hoc.gr. For example, to modify your profile information you need a session cookie, which means you will be asked to re-enter your email address and password.
It is used to display the message about the acceptance of cookies and to save the user’s choice. It lasts 100 days.
Performance cookies (third party)
These cookies collect information about how you use hoc.gr, for example, the pages you visit most often, the page from which your visit came, the type of browser you use and others.
Performance cookies collect aggregated, anonymous statistical information that cannot lead to the identification of the visitor.
What it does / Usefulness
It is used by Google Analytics to separate users, collecting information in anonymous form, such as information about the browser, the origin of visitors and the pages visited within hoc.gr. Duration: 24 months after the end of the session
It is used by Google Analytics to separate users, collecting information in anonymous form, such as information about the browser, the origin of visitors and the pages visited within hoc.gr. Duration: 24 hours after the end of the session
It is used by Google Analytics to slow down the rate of requests, limiting data collection to high-traffic web pages. Duration: 1 minute
Information about the GoogleAnalytics service (with anonymization function)
We use the Google Analytics service to record the traffic of hoc.gr.
We use the GoogleAnalytics service in order to process anonymous data in order to improve hoc.gr, for example to decide which page we need to improve and in what way, but also to evaluate the display of advertisements. Important note: We do not use third party providers to serve ads.
The storage time of the collected data is 26 months.
The Google Analytics service is owned by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States, which is certified under the PrivacyShield framework, which provides appropriate guarantees for its compliance with European data protection legislation.
Google cookies are used to store certain information, such as the duration of the visit to hoc.gr, the type of browser used, the location from which the visit originated and their frequency. In order to access this data, we allow GoogleAnalytics to place cookies on the hard drive of the visitor’s computer or other electronic device. Every time you visit a different page within hoc.gr, the browser you use submits, in an automatic, encrypted and anonymized way, data to the GoogleAnalytics platform.
As part of the GoogleAnalytics service, hoc.gr uses the “Anonymize IP“function. With this function, your IP address is limited by Google and anonymized when you access hoc.gr.
Technical information about GoogleAnalytics cookies is available here.
Important note: We are able to provide you with information about cookies, how they work and their lifetime when they are installed directly from our website. We are not in a position to know the further recording of your online behavior by the third parties due to the extensive network of services through which they are installed.
How you can control cookies through the browser
Every user of hoc.gr has the possibility to change the settings in the browser (web browser) he uses in relation to cookies and their acceptance.
To manage and disable cookies, follow the relevant instructions per browser: