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Cookie Policy

1. General 

The website  www.endlessgreeksummer.gr (hereinafter the “website”) uses cookies to store information on your computer. 

Greek National Tourism Organization owns the website and may  at any time amend the cookie policy. Any such amendment shall be posted on this website. 

The present policy explains the way in which the website uses cookies. Cookie files may be stored upon the user’s consent, which may be provided by means of appropriate settings on the web browser. The user may at any time delete cookie files from his device. However, please note that this may affect the ease of access to the website and may reduce its functionality for the user. 

Your navigating on the website constitutes your consent to and acceptance of the use of cookies on your computer, in accordance with this policy’s terms of use. If you do not wish to receive cookies from the website, kindly select the appropriate settings (as described below) or refrain from using the website. 

2. What is a cookie? 

A cookie is a small text file with information which a website (specifically the web server) may store on the user’s computer, without gaining access to any documents or files on the user’s computer. Cookies contain some information, such as the name of a website and some digits and figures. Whenever a user visits a website, it retrieves this information and offers the user relevant information about these services. Typical examples of such information are the user’s preferences on a website, as derived from the user’s selections on the specific website (e.g. selection of specific buttons, search options, advertisements, etc.). 

3. Cookies used by Greek National Tourism Organization

 The website uses cookies in order to facilitate the user’s navigation and to provide the user with a unique browsing experience. Cookies used by the website can be distinguished in the following main types: 

A. Session and persistent cookies

“Session cookies” are stored on the computer or electronic device during a user’s visit to the website and are deleted when the user leaves the website. “Persistent cookies” are stored on the user’s computer or electronic device for a longer time, until the user deletes them. 

B. Strictly necessary, functionality and performance cookies

“Strictly necessary cookies” are essential for the proper operation of websites. These cookies allow the user to browse and to use various website functions, such as access to secure locations and completion of website forms. These cookies do not identify the user and are required for the proper operation of the website. We do not request your specific consent for this particular category of cookies. In accordance with the relevant legal framework (paragraph 5 of Article 4 of Law 3471/2006), you cannot choose whether to reject the installation of these cookies, as without them it would not be technically possible to provide services from this site.

“Functionality cookies” allow the website to remember choices the visitor makes (such as user name, password, etc.), so as to provide enhanced and more personal features. They may also be used to provide services which the user has asked for, such as watching a video or using social media. Rejecting these cookies may affect the performance and functionality of the website and may restrict access to its content. 

C. “Third party cookies” and embedded content

Greek National Tourism Organization allows Google and other third party companies with which it collaborates to install cookies they use. If, from this websites, the user visits third party websites or connects to social media services (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube), the user should be aware that such third party websites or services may install cookies immediately upon the visitor’s access. These cookies are not controlled by Marketing Greece and are governed by the cookie policy of the third party which installs them. In order to find out how to manage such cookies, the user should read the cookie policy of the respective website. 

The table below shows the cookies used on the website, as well as the respective time, purpose and origin:

_gapersistent2 yearsBy default, analytics.js uses a single, first-party cookie named _ga to store the Client ID.
_gat_gtag_UA_*_1persistent1 hourCookie is placed by Google Analytics to store and track conversions.
_gidpersistent1 dayCookie is placed by Google Analytics to count and track pageviews.
AWSALBthird party10 days
AWSALBCORSthird party10 daysThis cookie is managed by AWS and is used for load balancing.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessarysessionsessionCookie is placed by GDPR Cookie Consent to check if cookies can be placed.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessarysessionsessionCookie is placed by GDPR Cookie Consent to check if cookies can be placed.
viewed_cookie_policypersistent1 dayCookie is placed by GDPR Cookie Consent to store if a message has been shown.

4. Automatically Collected Information (Log Files)

Due to the nature and mode of operation of the Internet, as soon as you visit www.endlessgreeksummer.gr, the server logs your IP address in a log file, which is personal data, even if not we are able to identify you  based on this.

The legal basis and purpose of processing for which we collect your IP address and keep it in log files is in our legal interest to process such data in order to ensure the safety of networks, information and services from accidental incidents or unlawful or malicious acts that endanger the availability, authenticity, integrity and confidentiality of stored or transmitted data (eg, “denial of service” attack control) and legal obligation to provide a possible safer environment for the processing of your personal data.

This processing is permissible, as it does not pose a serious risk to your rights and freedoms, and is expressly permitted by the European Union’s (EU) 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (EU) to be based on our legitimate interest.

5. How can I change the cookie settings on my browser? 

The information collected by the cookies above is not sold or disclosed to any third party, unless required by the law. 
Some users may not agree to the storing of information collected by cookies on their computer. Each web browser provides clear instructions about its cookie policy. 

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may change the settings on your web browser so as to receive notification when cookies are sent, to disable all or some of the cookies used by the website, or to delete cookies which have already been installed on your computer. 
Most services on the website are provided without the use of cookies. However, disabling cookies may prevent your access to some of the website’s services and features.

Below are links to the main web browsers. These pertain to specific versions. 

Kindly consult the manufacturers’ official references for the latest updates. 

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=el

Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/el-gr/windows7/block-enable-or-allow-cookies

Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/el/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042 For the web browsers of other manufacturers, kindly consult their official references. 

For more information, the user may visit www.youronlinechoices.com/gr, 

For more information, the user may visit  where details are provided about how cookie files may be monitored and deleted in most web browsers. 

6. Changes in the use of cookies by Marketing Greece

Greek National Tourism Organization may, when it deems appropriate and at its own discretion, amend the present policy in whole or in part, posting any such amendments on its website. Amendments to the present policy shall come into effect immediately once the amended policy has been posted on this website.

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