COOKIES

Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are very small text files containing information that are used by browsers (such as Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) and help improve how a website works, allowing it to identify user preferences each time the user returns to the site. Cookies are unique to each web browser (such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.) and contain anonymous information about the sites the user visits. Their main function is to make it easier for you to access and navigate the Internet.

What categories of cookies do we use?

  • Strictly necessary
  • Performance, analysis and research
  • Advertising

Why do we collect your data?

3.1. Strictly necessary cookies
These are first party cookies used exclusively by us to ensure that our website works properly. They allow you to navigate and use the website’s functions, such as to access secure areas, etc. These cookies cannot identify you as an individual. Without these cookies, we cannot ensure that our website functions efficiently.
3.2. Performance, Analysis and Research Cookies
These are cookies that collect information about how our website is being used and are intended to improve its attractiveness, content and functionality. For example, these cookies allow us to ascertain how frequently people visit our website by giving us information about the number of people who visit it and who return to it, the number of visits to any of its pages, the order of those visits, the words used in the search field, the user’s location, in other words the country, region and, where appropriate, the city or municipality from which the pages are accessed. In addition, those cookies record the movements, clicks and scrolling of the mouse used by the user when navigating our website.
3.3. Advertising Cookies
These are cookies that allow us to obtain information about the interest the user has shown in some of our advertised products and services. These cookies are used to show you personalized ads when you are on our website and on third party websites depending on the preference you have shown in one of our products and services. Moreover, to personalize the content and advertisements on our website, to provide social media functions and to analyze web traffic, we use tools such as Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Facebook pixels, and so on. In addition, bear in mind that in this context we may need to share information about how you use our website with third party providers of social media, advertising and analysis services, who may combine it with other information you have provided or have collected in relation to your use of their services.

Cookies-related technologies

Our website uses web beacons in conjunction with cookies to collect data that help us better understand how visitors move from page to page on our website. Web beacons are electronic files that send a signal when a website, advertisement, video, other content, email or newsletter is viewed.

How can I manage cookies?

With the exception of strictly necessary cookies for our website and security cookies, you can, if you so wish, opt out of the use of other cookies by selecting ‘Disable cookies’ for the relevant cookies categories. Bear in mind that you can delete all cookies stored on your computer or any other portable device and configure most browsers to prevent cookies being stored. You can disable cookies by following the instructions below:

If you use Internet Explorer:

  1. Select the “Tools” menu and then click “Internet Options”.
  2. Click the “Privacy” tab.
  3. Select the cookies setting that suits you.

If you use Google Chrome:

  1. Select ‘Settings’ and then “Advanced”.
  2. In the “Privacy and Security” section, click “Content Settings”
  3. Click “Cookies”.

If you use Safari:

  1. Select “Settings” and then “Privacy”.
  2. Click “Remove all website data”.

If you use Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Select the “Tools” menu and click “Options”.
  2. Click the “Privacy” icon.
  3. Find the “Cookies” menu and select the options that suit you.

Lastly, if you use Opera 6.0:

  1. Select the “Tools” menu and click “Preferences”.
  2. Click “Privacy”.

However, if you do adjust your browser, bear in mind you may need to manually adjust certain preferences each time you visit our website, while certain other features may not work at all.

Policy changes and updates

This Policy may be amended from time to time so that it is always in accordance with legal requirements and the manner in which our business activities are conducted. If we decide to replace this Policy or make major changes to it, we will inform you about this via a notice on this website. To learn about the most recent version of the Policy, check this page regularly.

Brief description of the cookies on our website

NAME CATEGORY OBJECTS SOURCE TERM
_ga Performance, analysis and research It records a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data about how a user uses the website. Google 2 years
_gat Performance, analysis and research Used by Google Analytics to increase the search score Google Connection duration
_gid Performance, analysis and research It records a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data about how a user uses the website. Google Connection duration
collect Performance, analysis and research Used to send data to Google Analytics about the user’s device.
Tracks the user on different devices and marketing channels.
Google Connection duration
NID Advertising Records a unique ID that identifies a user’s device.
The ID is used for targeted advertising.
Google 6 months
cookie_notice_accepted Strictly necessary Accept cookies Herrco.gr 6 months