Cookies Usage Guidelines for Our Website

Last updated March 11, 2024

This Policy explains how Alexandros Gagalnas (“Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our”) uses cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our website at (“Website”). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

In some cases we may use them to collect personal information, or that becomes personal information if we combine it with other information.

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What are cookies?

They are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

There are set by the website owner (in this case, Alexandros Gagalnas) are called “first-party.” and those set by parties other than the website owner are called “third-party.” Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g., advertising, interactive content, and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first- and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some of them are required for technical reasons in order for our Website to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary”. Others also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Website for advertising, analytics, and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject them. You can exercise your rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager. The Cookie Consent Manager allows you to select which categories of these you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services.

The Cookie Consent Manager can be found in the notification banner and on our website. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. You may also set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies.

The specific types of first- and third-party cookies served through our Website and the purposes they perform are described in the table below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit):

Necessary and functionality cookies:

These are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Website but are non-essential to their use. However, without these, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.

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Cookie IdDomainDurationDescriptionScript URL pattern
cookieyes-consentgagalnas.com1 yearCookieYes sets this cookie to remember users' consent preferences so that their preferences are respected on subsequent visits to this site. It does not collect or store any personal information about the site
elementorgagalnas.comneverThe website's WordPress theme uses this cookie. It allows the website owner to implement or change the website's content in real-time.Not available
rc::agoogle.comneverThis cookie is set by the Google recaptcha service to identify bots to protect the website against malicious spam
rc::cgoogle.comsessionThis cookie is set by the Google recaptcha service to identify bots to protect the website against malicious spam

Analytics and customization cookies:

These collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our Website for you.

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Cookie IdDomainDurationDescriptionScript URL pattern
CLIDwww.clarity.ms1 yearMicrosoft Clarity set this cookie to store information about how visitors interact with the website. The cookie helps to provide an analysis report. The data collection includes the number of visitors, where they visit the website, and the pages
_gcl_au.gagalnas.com3 monthsGoogle Tag Manager sets the cookie to experiment advertisement efficiency of websites using their
_ga_*.gagalnas.com1 year 1 month 4 daysGoogle Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page
_ga.gagalnas.com1 year 1 month 4 daysGoogle Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique
_clck.gagalnas.com1 yearMicrosoft Clarity sets this cookie to retain the browser's Clarity User ID and settings exclusive to that website. This guarantees that actions taken during subsequent visits to the same website will be linked to the same user
_fbp.gagalnas.com3 monthsFacebook sets this cookie to display advertisements when either on Facebook or on a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting the daysThis cookie, set by Bing, is used to collect user information for analytics
SM.c.clarity.mssessionMicrosoft Clarity cookie set this cookie for synchronizing the MUID across Microsoft
_clsk.gagalnas.com1 dayMicrosoft Clarity sets this cookie to store and consolidate a user's pageviews into a single session

Advertising cookies:

These are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

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Cookie IdDomainDurationDescriptionScript URL pattern
MUID.clarity.ms1 year 24 daysBing sets this cookie to recognise unique web browsers visiting Microsoft sites. This cookie is used for advertising, site analytics, and other
ANONCHK.c.clarity.ms10 minutesThe ANONCHK cookie, set by Bing, is used to store a user's session ID and verify ads' clicks on the Bing search engine. The cookie helps in reporting and personalization as
_ttp.tiktok.com1 year 24 daysTikTok set this cookie to track and improve the performance of advertising campaigns, as well as to personalise the user
test_cookie.doubleclick.net15 sets this cookie to determine if the user's browser supports
IDE.doubleclick.net1 year 24 daysGoogle DoubleClick IDE cookies store information about how the user uses the website to present them with relevant ads according to the user
_tt_enable_cookie.gagalnas.com1 year 24 daysTiktok set this cookie to collect data about behaviour and activities on the website and to measure the effectiveness of the

Performance cookies:

They are used to understand and analyze the key performance indexes of the website which helps in delivering a better user experience for the visitors.

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Cookie IdDomainDurationDescriptionScript URL pattern year 24 daysUsed by Microsoft Advertising as a unique ID for

Unclassified cookies:

These have not yet been categorized and we are in the process of classifying them with the help of their providers.

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Cookie IdDomainDurationDescriptionScript URL pattern
_gr_affiliate_program_sessiongriap.linksessionDescription is currently not

How can I control cookies on my browser?

As the means by which you can refuse them through your web browser controls vary from browser to browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information. The following is information about how to manage them on the most popular browsers:

In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit:

What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?

Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enables us to recognize when someone has visited our Website or opened an email including them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of email marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

Do you use Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?

Websites may also use so-called “Flash Cookies” (also known as Local Shared Objects or “LSOs”) to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention, and for other site operations.

If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash Cookies (referred to “information” on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash Cookies that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time).

Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.

Do you serve targeted advertising?

Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Website. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. They can accomplish this by using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details, or other details that directly identify you unless you choose to provide these.

How often will you update this Policy?

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. Please therefore revisit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this Cookie Policy indicates when it was last updated.

Where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please contact us at:

Alexandros Gagalnas
4th Parmenidou Street, Thessaloniki, 54352, Greece

Phone: +231 408 9098