1. What are cookies and what purposes do they serve?
Cookies are small files which contain information and they are stored on any terminal device (computer, laptop, tablet, mobile phone) that has access to the internet when you visit and navigate this website. This website retrieves this information each time you visit it, in order to provide related services.
Most cookies are used to improve the usability and functionality of the website, to remember your choices and preferences (e.g. choice of operating language), and for the purpose of improving the website. Cookies do not harm the terminal device on which they are stored or the files stored on it and do not acquire access to any of your files or documents.
According to the applicable laws (Article 4(5) of Law 3471/2006), the storage or access to information stored in the user’s terminal equipment is allowed only on condition that the specific user has granted his/her consent having been provided with clear and comprehensive information. An exception to the obligation to obtain consent, according to the previous paragraph, is the case of storage and access to information that has the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network or as strictly necessary in order to provide an information society service, which has been explicitly requested by the user or subscriber. Consequently, user consent is not required for cookies which are considered technically necessary for carrying out the connection to the website or the provision of the internet service.
Cookies can be installed by the provider of the website visited by the user (first party cookies) or by others through the provider of the website (third party cookies) visited by the user.
3. Categories of cookies used and relevant settings
Your cookies preferences can be managed through the subsections of this page as well as the cookie banner, which is available in the footer of the website.
At iMEdD Lab we use the cookies necessary to maintain the connection of users to our online services and to store user preferences with regard to optional cookies (“Necessary Cookies”).
With your consent we will use additional optional cookies in order to improve the performance and the content of iMEdD Lab (statistical cookies – performance cookies).
In addition, you, as users of the iMEdD Lab website and its applications may share its content on your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn social media and via e-mail. When sharing, the above social media install their own cookies, the so-called third party cookies, on the user’s terminal device. IMEdD Lab and iMEdD in general are not related to the installation and use of these cookies, nor do they collect relevant data.
Information is then provided for each category of cookies and your ability to manage your preferences regarding their use. By definition, the selection of default cookies is disabled and activated only by of you take positive action.
II. Categories of cookies used in this website
A. The types of cookies used by this website can be classified into the following categories depending on how long they are stored:
- Session Cookies: Cookies stored on your terminal device during your visit on the website and deleted when you leave it.
- Persistent Cookies: Cookies that remain on the terminal device for a longer period (e.g. __cfduid, which remains in the memory for 30 days).
B. Depending on their holder, the types of cookies used by the website can be classified into the following categories:
- Own cookies: Cookies sent to the user’s terminal device by a computer or domain managed by iMEdD itself (e.g. we use the geo-2.2.1 cookie, which is related to the storage of geospatial data).
- Third party cookies: Cookies sent to the user’s terminal from a computer or domain managed by a third party (Google Analytics, Cloudfare, YouTube). For example, third parties such as Google Analytics may install Cookies (for sending statistical information through which iMEdD can statistically analyse access/visits to the website). You can prevent Google from collecting data through cookies and the subsequent processing of data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in from the following address: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. If you access third party websites through the website or connect to social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram), you should be aware that these third party websites or entities may install Cookies that we do not control and which are governed by the cookies policy of the third party that installs them. We recommend that you read the relevant policies of these websites regarding the management of these cookies.
C. Depending on their purpose, the following categories of Cookies are collected by our website:
4. How are cookies disabled?
Cookies are stored on your computer or device, after you are informed about the privacy settings and you grant your consent for each of their categories, with the exception of the Necessary Cookies, for which no explicit consent is required, as mentioned above.
If you do not accept cookies or certain of their categories, some of the features of this website and its applications may not be fully available, but under no circumstances will you be excluded from accessing our website.
For more information on disabling cookies please visit www.aboutcookies.org.