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Cookies Policy

This Cookies Policy explains what cookies are and how we use cookies or similar technologies for collecting and storing information, (referred to as "cookies") in the website of THE SMILING HIPPO, which is: www.thesmilinghippo.com and belongs to our Company, THE SMILING HIPPO, that has its registered office at 54 Agiou Georgiou Street, at Chalandri, Attiki (referred to as Company).

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files with small amount of data which are stored on your device when you visit a website. Cookies cannot get access to any file/document stored on your device. Cookies typically include a unique identifier and are stored by the user's browser on the device (computer / mobile phone, tablet, etc.).

There are 2 different types of cookies: Session cookies and persistent cookies. If a cookie does not contain an expiration date, it is considered a session cookie. Session cookies are stored in memory and never written to disk. When the browsers closes the cookie is permanently lost from this point on. If the cookie contains an expiration date, it is considered a persistent cookie. On the date specified in the expiration, the cookie will be removed from the disk.

On our website we use so-called cookies under Article 6 (1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679. Our interest in optimizing our site must be considered as legal, within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically analyze the use of our website in order to optimize our offer as well as to display information that is specially tailored to you. These cookies allow us to automatically identify you at a subsequent visit to our site that you have visited us again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a predetermined period of time. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can set up your browser so that cookies are not stored on your computer or a hint is displayed before a new cookie is saved. However, disabling cookies may result in the inability to use certain features of our site.

Moreover, when you visit our website, certain affiliates (Google Analytics) place third-party cookies. They use these cookies to collect information about the effectiveness of adverts and your interaction with our website.

2. Types of Cookies

This website only uses Google Analytics Cookies Definition: "Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool that helps website and app owners to understand how their visitors engage with their properties. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the '__ga' cookie."

In addition to reporting website usage statistics, Google Analytics can also be used, together with some of the advertising cookies described above, to help show more relevant ads on Google properties (like Google Search) and across the web and to measure interactions with the ads we show.

3. Managing the use of your cookies

It may be possible to set your browser, as not to accept cookies and instead ask for your consent to be given before each cookie is set on your device. This gives you control over what is set on your device. You are not obliged to accept cookies and you may modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer and some of our pages might not display properly.

4. Contact

Should you have any questions regarding the above, please contact our Company by sending an email at the following email address: [email protected]

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or update this Policy

Last update June 2018

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