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Cookies Policy

The Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (hereinafter called H.F.R.I.) adopts the current legal framework for the installation of cookies (Law 3471/2016, European Regulation for Personal Data Protection (GDPR) and Law 4624/2019). This Policy provides thorough information about the cookies that are used, as well as about the purposes of their installation and the information collected.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored by the website of H.F.R.I. on the user’s computer or any other electronic device used (e.g. mobile phone) each time the user visits the site and can only be read by the user.

In case the user allows the use of services, e.g. statistical analysis of third parties, then third parties also place their own cookies which are allowed to be stored on the computer or other electronic devices (e.g. mobile phones) of the user visiting a website.

Types of cookies

There are two main types of cookies:

  1. Temporary cookies/session cookies, which are deleted immediately after quitting the browser and/or after closing the browser,


  1. Persistent cookies, which remain in the browser for a certain period of time or until you delete them.

Types and purposes of installing cookies

Each type of cookies installed by HFRI’s website, serves different purposes.

In particular, when you visit our website, it is possible that we use the following cookies:

Α. Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for the proper operation of the website. They allow the user to browse safely the website of H.F.R.I. and use its features, such as accessing secure areas. Precisely on account of their strictly necessary nature, they are always turned on without any special user consent being required and cannot be turned off. According to the relevant legal framework (paragraph 5 of article 4 of Law 3471/2006), you do not have the capacity to choose whether to reject the installation of these cookies or not, as without them it would not be technically possible to provide services from the website of H.F.R.I.




cookiesession1 1 11 months, 29 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes Without description
pll_language 1 11 months, 29 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes This cookie is installed by the Polylang plugin for WordPress supported sites and stores the language code of the last page
viewed_cookie_policy 1 11 months, 30 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes The cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store the user’s choice whether to consent to the use of cookies or not. It does not store personal data.


Β. Performance cookies:

These are third-party cookies (Google Analytics) that deploy the way visitors use the website in order to improve its functions. They collect information about the use of the site, such as which pages you visit most often and if you receive error messages from the site. This information helps in monitoring the performance of the website, the measurement of visits, the monitoring of access to the site and so on. These cookies do not collect information that identifies you, as they collect them in an aggregated manner and therefore remain anonymous. They are used only for statistical purposes that help improve the operation of the website.

__utma 1 1 year, 11 months, 28 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes<0} This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish users and logins. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library is running and there are no __utma cookies. The cookie is updated each time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmb 1 29 minutes The cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to determine new sessions/visits. It is created when the JavaScript library is running and there are no __utma cookies. The cookie is updated each time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmc 1 session The cookie is set by Google Analytics and is deleted when the user closes the browser. It is not used by ga.js. It is used to enable interoperability with urchin.js which is an older version of Google Analytics and is used in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine new logins/visits.
__utmt 1 9 minutes The cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to throttle request rate.
__utmz 1 5 months, 29 days, 11 hours, 59 minutes This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to store the traffic source or campaign through which the visitor reached your site.


  1. Third-party cookies:

Some of our pages display external providers’ content, e.g. YouTube. By choosing to view this content, you accept the terms and conditions of use of third parties, including their cookies policy, over which H.F.R.I. has no control. However, if you do not choose to access this content, no third-party cookies will be installed on your device. These third-party services are beyond H.F.R.I.’s control. Providers may, at any time, change their terms of service, purpose and/or use of cookies, etc.


IDE 1 1 year, 23 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes This cookie is used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the site. It is used to present users with ads related to them according to the user profile.
NID 1 5 months, 29 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes This cookie is used in a profile based on the interests of the user and displays personalized ads to users.
test_cookie 1 14 minutes This cookie is set by doubleclick.net. Its purpose is to determine if the browser of the users supports cookies.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 1 5 months, 26 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes This cookie is set by YouTube. It is used to monitor the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.
YSC 1 session  These cookies are set by YouTube and are used to monitor the views of embedded videos.
GPS 1 29 minutes This cookie is set by YouTube and registers a unique ID for monitoring users based on their geographical location



How to manage cookies

By accessing the website www.elidek.gr, you can accept or reject the installation of non-strictly necessary cookies. You can also modify at any time your options for the use of cookies by selecting the relevant hyperlink “Cookie Settings“, which is found at the bottom of your screen while browsing the website the whole time.

Most modern browsers allow users to configure cookies so that they are not placed on their devices. In this case, specific services may not work if the use of cookies is not allowed for them.

You can learn more by clicking on the following links, depending on your browser:


To find out more about the types of cookies, you can visit the website: http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

Processing of personal data

To learn more about the processing of your personal data and your rights, please contact the Data Protection Officer of H.F.R.I. dpo@elidek.gr

Cookies policy updates

H.F.R.I. may, from time to time, modify this Cookies Policy in order to comply with regulatory changes, as well as to optimize its features and services. Updates or modifications will be posted on this site, clearly indicating the date.