Cookies Policy

Effective Date: 30/09/2022

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Basic principles of cookies

We use cookies, according to the usual practices of the internet, in order to facilitate and improve your
access and browsing on, to receive certain information about it, as well as to display personalized

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

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 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

NameSourceWhat it does / Usefulness
hoc.grIt is stored only for registered users after they log in, and is deleted when the
browser is closed
login cookie
hoc.grIt 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 (“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 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.
cookie-agreedhoc.grIt is used to display the message about the acceptance of cookies and to save the user’s choice. It lasts 100 days.
has_jshoc.grIt is stored for all visitors for the duration of the session. It lasts until he leaves (closes the browser or the tab) and allows the website to know whether the visitor’s browser supports the JavaScript language.

Performance cookies (third party)

These cookies collect information about how you use, 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.

We use cookies with the sole purpose of analyzing traffic and improving the performance of, while
we take appropriate technical and organizational measures for the safe processing of your data, for
example IP address anonymization.

NameSourceWhat it does / Usefulness
_gaGoogleIt 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 Duration: 24 months after the end of the session
_gidGoogleIt 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 Duration: 24 hours after the end of the session
_gatGoogleIt 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

GoogleAnalytics is the most popular traffic measurement service, which technically relies on the use of

We use the GoogleAnalytics service in order to process anonymous data in order to improve, 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, 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, the browser you use submits, in an automatic, encrypted and anonymized way, data to the GoogleAnalytics platform.

As part of the GoogleAnalytics service, uses the “Anonymize IP function. With this function, your IP address is limited by Google and anonymized when you access

More information on Google’s data processing policy can be found here Google privacy policy and on the
use of cookies in the context of the Analytics service here.

Technical information about GoogleAnalytics cookies is available here.

You have the possibility to completely block the collection of your data via GoogleAnalytics by installing the add-on in your browser: for displaying personalized (third-party) ads.

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 has the possibility to change the settings in the browser (web browser) he uses in
relation to cookies and their acceptance.

You can choose, depending on the browser, between automatically accepting all cookies (usually this is set as a default), warning that cookies are being used in certain cases, and generally not allowing the use of cookies.

To manage and disable cookies, follow the relevant instructions per browser:

Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

How you can control cookies through

You can control the installation of cookies on our behalf, as well as choose which ones will be used from
the relevant control panel.

For any information about our use of cookies, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Data Protection Officer (D.P.O.) contacts details:

For any matter related to the processing of personal data, you can contact the Personal Data Protection Department of HOC at the following contact details:


Address: Vikela 52, Postal Code: 15233, Chalandri, Attica