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Cookies in general

Data Controllers

Data Controllers are the following companies of the AUSTRIACARD A.G. Group:

“AUSTRIA CARD-Plastikkarten und Ausweissysteme Gesellschaft m.b.H.” with registered office at Lamezanstraße 4-8, A-1230 Vienna, Austria with VAT Number ATU14915403, Trade Register FN 98272v (AUSTRIA CARD GmbH), acting as joint controller together with “INFORM P. LYKOS S.A. Processing & Development of printed Information Systems”

and

“INFORM LYKOS (HELLAS) S.A.”, with registered office at Koropi, Attica, Greece, 5th klm Vari – Koropi Av., with VAT Number EL996805939,  Trade Register N. 153317601000  (INFORM LYKOS) acting as joint controller together with “AUSTRIA CARD-Plastikkarten und Ausweissysteme Gesellschaft m.b.H.”

What are cookies?

A lot of websites make use of cookies. A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on a computer or mobile device when a user visits the site. It enables the website to remember user actions and preferences over a period of time. A user can choose to set up the browser to disable or delete cookies, but it is possible that parts of the website may not be functional. 

How do we use cookies

Purposes

Our website mainly uses cookies for the following purposes:

  • to remember users custom preferences regarding cookies preferences and cookies’ policy acceptance
  • Improve site’s content quality and efficiency 

We shall not use cookies for purposes other than the ones stated herein.

The Privacy Policy of our website

The Website Privacy Policy available on our website informs about what personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us through the website and how it will be processed by us. The Website Privacy Policy is a distinct information notice from the Cookies Policy, which contains information about all data collected through our website, including cookies. The Website Privacy Policy is easily accessible on our website and is not integrated into the General Terms and Conditions section.

Thus, the data subjects are provided with information regarding our identification data, what kind of personal data we are processing, for what purposes and on what grounds, if the personal data are disclosed to others, with their indication if applicable, information on transfer of data abroad, for how long we store your personal data, the security of the data processing, the refusal of processing and the consequences thereof, as well as the rights of the data subjects regarding the processing of personal data.

Types of cookies

There are different types of cookies:

  • Necessary cookies: These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies some services, like language preferences, cannot be provided.
  • Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
  • Functionality cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your username, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
  • Targeting or Advertising cookies: These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.
  • Third party cookies: based on the type of cookies used by the relevant third party, the information that these cookies collect may include personal data.

Use of cookies by our website

In our website we make use of 2 types of cookies:

Necessary cookies

We use the following cookie:

Cookie Name

Source

Usage

Viewed_cookie_policy

Our website domain

Used to show the pop up message for cookie acceptance and to store the user selection.

This cookie cannot be deactivated.

It lasts 1 year.

CookieLawInfoConsent

Our website domain

Records the default button state of the corresponding category & the status of CCPA. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.

It lasts 1 year.

PHPSESSID 

Our website domain

Contains a reference to a session stored on the web server. No information is stored in the user’s browser and this cookie can only be used by the current website.

This cookie cannot be deactivated.

It lasts for a user session.

cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary

Our website domain

Cookie that keeps track of which cookies you approved.

This cookie cannot be deactivated.

It lasts 1 year.

cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary

Our website domain

Cookie that keeps track of which cookies you approved.

This cookie cannot be deactivated.

It lasts 1 year.

cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics

Our website domain

The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Analytics”.

This cookie cannot be deactivated.

It lasts 1 year.

cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional

Our website domain

The cookie is set to record the user consent for the cookies in the category “Functional”.

This cookie cannot be deactivated.

It lasts 1 year.

cookielawinfo-checkbox-others

Our website domain

The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Other”.

This cookie cannot be deactivated.

It lasts 1 year.

cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance

Our website domain

The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Performance”.

This cookie cannot be deactivated.

It lasts 1 year.

cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement

Our website domain

This cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Advertisement”.

This cookie cannot be deactivated.

It lasts 1 year.

Performance Cookies (anonymized mode)

Our website uses also Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, to help the website analyze how users use the site.

Google Analytics is the most popular traffic measurement service, which is technically supported by cookies.

Our website uses the Google Analytics service to process anonymous data in order to improve the website, for example to decide which page to improve and how.

The Google Analytics service is owned by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351. The European Commission has approved the use of model contract clauses as a means of ensuring adequate protection when transferring data outside of the EEA. By incorporating model contract clauses into a contract established between the parties transferring data, personal data is considered protected when transferred outside the EEA or the UK to countries which are not covered by an adequacy decision. Google relies on these model contract clauses for data transfers (https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks/ ).


Google’s cookies are used to store certain information, such as the length of the visit to our website, the type of browser used, the location from which the visit came and the frequency of the visit. In order to obtain this data, we allow Google Analytics to place cookies on the hard drive of the computer or other visitor’s electronic device. Every time you visit a different page within our website, your browser sends in an automatic, encrypted and anonymized method, data to the Google Analytics platform.


Within the Google Analytics service, our website uses the “Anonymize IP” feature (see more at https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/ip-anonymization). With this feature, your IP address is limited by Google and anonymized when accessing the website.


For more information about Google’s data processing policy, you can find here (https://policies.google.com/) Google’s privacy policy and the use of cookies within Analytics here (https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage), while technical information about Google Analytics cookies is available here (https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage).

You have the possibility to deactivate the Google Analytics cookies through the cookies consent banner, by selecting the “Reject” option, or by the “Delete Cookies” at the top of this page. You can also totally block your data collection through Google Analytics by installing in your browser the add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout .

Cookie Name

Source

Usage

_ga

Our website domain

Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users by collecting information in anonymous form, such as browser information, visitors’ source, and pages visited within the website.

You may deactivate these cookies, if you wish.

Duration: 2 years.

_gid

Our website domain

Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users by collecting information in anonymous form, such as browser information, visitors’ source, and pages visited within the website.

You may deactivate these cookies, if you wish.

Duration: 24 hours.

_gat

Our website domain

Used to throttle request rate.

You may deactivate these cookies, if you wish.

Duration: 1 minute.

collect

google-analytics.com

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

You may deactivate these cookies, if you wish.

Duration: Session

How to control cookies

Using the “Delete Cookies” at the top of this page you can remove all non-technically necessary cookies.

Via browser settings

Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like. You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

You may block / deactivate cookies in the settings of your web browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website, as these may be strictly necessary for the functioning of the website.

Our users have the ability to change the settings in their browser in relation to cookies and their acceptance. In this way a user can delete our cookies and withdraw the acceptance.

To manage and disable cookies, follow the instructions for each browser:

Internet Explorer (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer)

Mozilla Firefox (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences)   

Google Chrome (https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en)

Safari (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265)

Opera (https://help.opera.com/en/latest/)

For more details, see AllAboutCookies.org.

Every time our website introduces a new cookie, either managed by our company or a third party, you will receive a notice on the website, including a link to this policy, also providing you with the option to deactivate the respective cookie.

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