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The Press and Information Office upholds a strict policy for the protection of privacy of visitors. In this note we provide you with more information on how we use “cookies” as well as other automated means in order to collect certain information regarding the visitors of our webpages, such as the number of visitors, through any kind of browser and device used. Through the collection of this information we learn how to fine-tune our webpages.

Cookies and other Automated Means for the Collection of Data

Cookies are short software texts stored in any of your devices through the use of any kind of browser, whenever you visit a website. We may use cookies in order to be informed for example, if you have visited our webpage in the past or if you are a new visitor as well as to help us detect features of our webpage, for which you may be more interested. Cookies may improve your online experience by storing your preferences while visiting a specific webpage.

IP and URLs Addresses

The IP address is a unique locator used by certain electronic devices in order to be detected and contact each other οn the Internet. When you visit our webpages, we can see the IP address of the device you used in order to connect to the Internet. We use this information in order to specify the general geographical location of the device and comprehend from which geographical areas the visitors of our webpage are coming. We can use this information in order to change the presentation method of our webpage so that we can improve your visit.

The URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is a unique locator or address for any media οn the internet and, basically, it means the address of the webpage you visit. We shall use this information so that we can find out which webpages are most visited as well as the way you use to surf in our webpage.


In our webpages we use the following cookies:

Absolutely Necessary Cookies

The absolutely necessary cookies are of vital importance for the proper functioning of the website; they allow you to surf on the website and use its operations, such as access to secure areas and registration forms. These cookies do not recognize your personal identity. Without these cookies we cannot guarantee the effective functioning of our website.

Cookies of performance and analysis

These cookies collect information about the way the visitors use the website, which pages they visit more frequently and if they receive error messages from the webpages. These cookies collect consolidated, anonymous information, which do not identify any visitor. They are used exclusively for the improvement of the performance results of a webpage and allow us to collect information regarding the rate of using our webpages, including the content you choose during your surf on our webpages, in order to measure the effectiveness and the interaction of the visitors with the webpage as well as to improve our pages in due course. These cookies can be provided to us by third party-providers of analytical tools but only be used for the purposes related to our website.



In the table below there is more information about the cookies we use:

Cookie key










2 years

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.











3 months

Used by Meta to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers


Third-party cookies

Some of our websites display content from external providers, e.g. YouTube, Facebook, Google and X.  

To view third-party content, you must first accept the terms and conditions set by them. These include their cookie policy, which is beyond our control. However, if you do not view this content, no third-party cookies are placed on your device.


Email alerts related cookies

This website offers email alert subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.


Social Media

Apart from the name and other information voluntarily provided by the user (in a private message), the PIO does not collect or process information from the content resulting from a user's activity on social media.

We use the Facebook pixel (code placed on the PIO website) to optimize our Facebook ads and create targeted audiences for future ads. Visitors to the website proceed after consenting to the use of strictly necessary cookies.

The PIO is not responsible for or exerts any influence on the processing of users' personal data by the networks themselves. The purpose and scope of data collection, the further processing of data by the social network and the relevant rights of users and the setting options for the protection of the user's privacy, can be found in the privacy policy of the respective social network (Facebook,X, Google).


How to manage cookies

You can manage/delete cookies whenever you want. More details can be found here:


Delete cookies from your device

You can delete all cookies already on your device by deleting your browser's browsing history. This will delete all cookies from all the websites you have visited.


Disabling cookies

Most modern browsers allow you to adjust the settings in order to prevent cookies from being placed on your device (see your browser Help for how to do this). In this case, however, you may need to manually adjust certain preferences each time you visit a website or webpage.


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