- What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files which include information and are saved on any device (computer, laptop, tablet, mobile phone) that the user may use when visiting the Website. They are generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates the Website. Cookies are then sent back to originating Website on each subsequent visit. Most cookies are used to improve the usability and functionality of websites, to remember your actions and preferences (e.g. language preferences) and for the purpose of improving the website. Using such technologies is not, therefore, prohibited by the law but they do require that people are properly informed about how they operate and the consequences deriving from their use, so to have the choice to refuse them, if feasible.
- Different types of cookies
- Session and permanent cookies
There are different types of cookies. Cookies can expire at the end of a browsing session (from when a user opens the browser window to when he/she exits the browser) or they can be stored for longer. Session cookies – Session cookies, also known as ‘temporary cookies’, help the website recognize the user and the information provided when they navigate through the website. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping basket as they browse around a site. They could also be used for security when a user is accessing internet banking or to facilitate use of webmail. These session cookies expire after a browsing session (are not stored persistently on the user’s computer and are deleted automatically as soon as the browser is shut down). Once the web browser is closed, the cookies are deleted. The session cookies used in this Website is strictly limited to the purpose of identifying the specific session, necessary to allow a safe and efficient website surfing, and avoid any other computer methods that could potentially compromise the privacy about users’ web-surfing. Permanent cookies – Permanent cookies, also known as ‘persistent cookies’, are stored on the users’ device even after the web browser has closed. They are placed on the hard drive of the computer and stay there unless the user deletes them. They allow the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. For example they can remember login details and passwords so web users don’t need to re-enter them every time they use a site.
- First and third party cookies
Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First party cookies are cookies set by a website visited by the User (the website displayed in the URL window), i.e. cookies set by https://www.assogroup.com/ . Third-party cookies are installed by third-parties with the aim of collecting certain information from the User to carry out research into, for example, behavior, demographics or spending habits. They are cookies which are set by web sites other than https://www.assogroup.com/ , such as Google Analytics. Most sites will use these types of cookies from third parties such as Google Analytics (Google analytics doesn’t track your personal data), however it does track anonymously what pages you have visited and what you find most interesting. This allows a website owner to concentrate on product areas that may be more popular.
- Cookies that we use
- Controlling cookies
- Data retention
Personal data collected through the cookies will be kept in a format that allows user’s identification for no longer than 7 (seven) days, or in any case, within the time limits set forth by applicable laws and regulations, especially in connection with the need of checking computer crimes damaging the Website and/or to enforce or protect the Company’s rights (consistent with the retention periods and statutes of limitations provided for by the law), where necessary. When no longer necessary in accordance with the above, the data will be canceled or anonymized.
- Disclosing your personal data
No personal data gathered on the Website by means of cookies will be shared to any third party. Access to any user’s personal data may be given to trusted external service providers engaged with the Company, such as companies providing IT services and website hosting, only to the extent necessary for the provision of their services to the Company. These service providers act as data processors in relation to users’ data and are bound to process personal data exclusively on behalf and under the Company’s instructions and to implement strict security measures for protecting any personal data. Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information. Browsing of the Website does not require any personally identifying information.
- Data subjects’ rights
To exercise any of your rights above or you have any questions or concerns in relation to this policy, please send us an email at [email protected].
- Data controller
The data controller is Asso.subsea Single Member S.A., a company incorporated under Greek law, with Headquarters at 1 Alieftikis Str., Elefsis 19200, Greece. The Company shall be liable only for its own cookies, i.e. first-party cookies, while third-party cookies shall fall under the controllership of those companies identified in the table above, as updated from time to time.
- Policy updating