COOKIES POLICY

Introduction
 
HELLENIC PETROLEUM SA (hereinafter the "Company"), pays special attention to protect the Privacy of the Company’s website users. The purpose of this Policy is to provide information regarding Cookies used by the Company each time you visit our website.  
 
What are Cookies
 
Like most of the websites, HELLENIC PETROLEUM SA’s website utilizes Cookies in order to improve usage performance and browsing experience. Cookies are small data files (small bit texts), that are stored on your computer or on other devices (smartphones, tablets) when you browse the website. Cookies retrieve your information whenever you visit our website (i.e. language, font size and other display preferences), and as a result, you do not have to repeatedly enter this information. In addition, some Cookies are necessary for the efficient operation of our website.
 
Cookies defined from the owner of the website (in this case HELLENIC PETROLEUM SA), are called “First Party” Cookies. On the other hand, Cookies defined from other parties are called “Third Party” Cookies.
 
Third Party Cookies provide features or functionalities throughout the website (i.e. website traffic). It should be noted, that the third parties who place the aforementioned Cookies, might recognize your computer when you are browsing through our website or other websites.
 
Cookies can either be permanent or for a single session. Permanent Cookies are stored by the browser and remain active until their expiration date or until you as a user decide to delete them. Cookies that are related to a single session expire when the connection or browser are terminated.
 
What kind of Cookies we use
 
Necessary Cookies: these Cookies are necessary for the operation of our website; they allow the smooth navigation to the website, and the use of its services and features. If you choose to disable them, the functionality of the website may be impaired and possibly, you will not be able to have access in all contents and features.
 
Functional Cookies: These Cookies enable us to create a more personalized website experience according to your preferences, such as language selection or font size. Disabling these kind of Cookies may affect the site’s performance and functionality.
 
Statistic Cookies: Statistic Cookies aggregate information about the behavior of your navigation on the website i.e. pages that are frequently visited error messages etc. Through these Cookies, we are able to modify the structure, navigation and content in order to become more user friendly. The statistical data collected, may record a unique ID of the user on the website. Specifically, we use these Cookies for:
  • Collecting statistic data regarding website usage
  • Counting the rate of requests  
  • The interaction of visitors with our website
 
We may use software such as Google Analytics, in order to analyze the usage of the website, website interaction and the tracking through our website.  Google Analytics is a web service for analytics offered by Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics use Cookies for analyzing user’s behavior. Google use aggregated statistics to provide the Company with insight regarding website usage.
 
If you as a user choose not to accept these Cookies, the functionality of the website will not be affected and access in its content will not be restricted. These deliver us valuable information that allow us to improve our site, its products and services.
 
 
Targeted Advertising Cookies: These Cookies are used in our website to provide you with content that suits your interests. They are used to send targeted advertising, to limit ad tracking or to measure the effectiveness of our ads campaign. These Cookies may remember websites that you have visited, in order to determine which online marketing channels are most effective in each case.
 
If you as a user choose not to accept these Cookies, the functionality of the website will not be affected and access in its content will not be restricted. 
 
Third Party Cookies: 
We use certain third party Cookies that allow you to connect to social networks, perform specific plug-ins or collect anonymous statistic data for website’s usage. By using these specific features of the website, Cookies will downloaded directly to your device from service providers. HELLENIC PETROLEUM SA does not control Cookie settings from these locations. For more information regarding these Cookies and instructions of how to manage them, you can visit the sites:
 
If you as a user choose not to accept these Cookies, the functionality of the website will not be affected and access in its content will not be restricted. 
 
Using of Cookies
 
In the table below we provide detailed information about all Cookies that are stored in your device during your visit/browsing to our website. By visiting and using this website, you consent and accept the use/storage of Cookies on your devise for the purposes that are listed in the table below.
 

Cookie

Cookie Type

Purpose

Expiration

__cfduid

amcharts.com- Necessary

Is required to view stock charts in homepage

1 year

ASP.NET_Sessionld

Necessary

It is used to track session state

Expires when you exit the browser

SpecialPageElpe

Necessary

It is used to see special content

24 hours

Cookie-Popup

Functional

It is used to track your cookie preferences (acceptance or rejection of cookies)

30 days

@@History/@@scroll|#

Functional

It is used by the slide show mechanism

Expires when you exit the browser

Simple-Fontresizer

Functional

Saves the font size that user has selected

Expires when you exit the browser

_ga

Statistics

It records a unique ID which is used to collect statistics about usage of the site

2 years

_gat

Statistics

It is used from Google analytics to count the rate of requests

Expires when you exit the browser

_gid

Statistics

It is used to collect anonymously information about the interaction of visitors with our site

Expires when you exit the browser

_ga

Twitter.com  - Statistics-Third party

It records a unique ID which is used to collect statistics about usage of the site

2 years

_gat

Twitter.com – Statistics-Third party

It is used from Google analytics to count the rate of requests

Expires when you exit the browser

_gid

Twitter.com – Statistics-Third party

It records a unique ID which is used to collect statistics about usage of the site

Expires when you exit the browser

Collect

google-analytics.com – Marketing-Targeted Advertising

It is used from Google Analytics to send data about device and behavior. Monitor the visitor on all devises and marketing channels

Expires when you exit the browser

_twitter_sess

Twitter.com – Marketing-Third party

It is used to collect anonymously information from user’s visit to our site

Expires when you exit the browser

ct0

Twitter.com - Marketing –Third party

It is used to collect anonymously information from user’s visit to our site

Expires when you exit the browser

eu_cn

Twitter.com - Marketing–Third party

It is used to collect anonymously information from user’s visit to our site

1 year

guest_id

Twitter.com - Marketing–Third party

It is used to collect anonymously information from user’s visit to our site such as hits, stay in page, loading of page, in order to personalize and improve  services of tweeter

2 years

personalization_id

Twitter.com - Marketing

It is used to collect anonymously information from user’s visit to our site

2 years

r/collect

doubleclick.net - Marketing

It is used to collect anonymously information from user’s visit to our site

Expires when you exit the browser

 
Disable Cookies
 
You can disable Cookies by changing the relevant settings in your browser. Note that the site may not operate correctly if all cookies are disabled. 
 
Choose your browser and click the appropriate link to get further information on how to disable and delete Cookies:
 
 
For other browsers that are not in the list, please contact the program provider or alternatively check the help function of the browser.
 
Information about Cookies
 
For more information about Cookies, how to use them as well as how they apply to the use of your personal information, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.
 
Other information that we collect
 
IP address is a unique number used by devices to identify and consult each other on a computer network using the Internet Protocol Standard. The IP address is a number that is assigned to your device (PC, tablet, smartphone) each time you access the internet to communicate with other devices. The IP address can also be recognized by your internet provider.
 
During your visit, the website records the IP for security reasons and for preventing malicious actions. In addition, IP addresses are collected in order to analyze the website’s performance and optimize it by offering a more user-friendly and functional experience to you.
 
This information is necessary for the proper operation of the website and the user cannot deactivate them.