Cookies are small files with information stored in a user's computer by a website (in particular a web server) so that whenever a user links to the website, the latter retrieves this information and offers the user relevant services.

A typical example of such information is the user preferences in a website, as it is placed by the choices the user makes in a specific website (e.g. by selecting specific keys, searches, advertisements etc.). It is allowed to install cookies only if a user has given its consent after being properly informed.

In particular, Article 4(5) of L. 3471/2006, as amended by L. 4070/2012 sets out that the installation of cookies is allowed only if the subscriber or the user "has given their consent after being informed in a clear and detailed manner pursuant to Article 11(1) of L. 2472/1997, as applicable".

This system is known as opt-in cookie in contrast with the opt-out cookie which was in force before the amendment of the Directive 2002/58/ΕC and allowed the installation of cookies without the consent of the subscriber or the user only if they have been previously informed and raised no objection on the data processing.

Cookies are important for the proper functioning of the website as well as for the optimisation of your online experience. Press "Accept" to continue or select " More