COOKIES POLICY



Amathus Beach Hotel Rhodes & Amathus Elite Suites Rhodes

INTRODUCTION
Our cookies policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties may use cookies as well as your choices regarding cookies. Cookies are primarily used for analyzing the way users navigate around a website in order to optimize website experience as well as for marketing purposes. By using our website, you give your consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technology in accordance with the aforementioned purposes and reasons. It is essential that you can withdraw your consent vis-à-vis the use of cookies any time. Please be noted that disabling cookies may impact on the proper functioning of this website. We assure you that cookies are neither used to identify you personally, nor are used for any purpose other than those described here.

WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies are small text files consisting of letters and numbers that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website and are automatically saved on your computer by your web browser. Cookies record information on your previous site visits for the purpose of customizing your browsing experience to your needs and preferences. Hence, cookies constitute a reliable mechanism for websites to remember, for instance, the country you are accessing a website, your browser, the pages you visited and what you click on.

TYPOLOGY OF COOKIES
According to EU Commission’s Internet Handbook, a cookie can be classified as follows: (a) by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs. Hence, by lifespan, a cookie is either a session cookie which is erased when the user closes the browser or persistent cookie which remains on the user's computer/device for a pre-defined period of time. (b) With respect to the domain to which a cookie belongs, there are either (b1) first-party cookies which are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain and (b2) third-party cookies stored by a different domain to the visited page's domain. This can occur when the webpage references a file, such as JavaScript, located outside its domain. Another categorization classifies cookies (c) as either as essential or as non-essential for a website or a given functionality.

HOW DO WE USE COOKIES?
When you use and access our website, we may place a number of cookie files in your web browser. We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of our website and services, to provide analytics, to store your preferences, to enable advertisements delivery. We use, primarily, both session and persistent cookies on our website as well as different types of cookies enabling us run our website properly. In this respect, please note that we use:
- Application cookies: Application cookies enable website core functionality or collect anonymized information on its usage. The website may not function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.
- Performance cookies: Performance cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage. Additionally, analytical cookies provide us with all necessary information to track transactions and critical actions.
- Marketing cookies: Marketing cookies help us tailor the messages and the content that you see during and after your visit in our website. Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests.
The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

THIRD PARTY COOKIES
Some cookies are placed on your device by third party services that are embedded in our pages. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from third parties such as, for instance, YouTube or Facebook, you may be presented with cookies from a website that we do not control. We have no control over these cookies or the privacy policy of these third party website domains. We suggest you to read carefully the privacy and cookie policy of such third party websites. We bear no responsibility for the content and the policies of third parties.

CHOICES REGARDING COOKIES
You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work. You can also decline or accept a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular website. For more information about your options, please visit the help pages of your web browser. You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – For more details, see aboutcookies.org.

If you wish to manage your cookies you can either access or manage your subscription/preference settings on the following links or through website’s cookies preferences by selecting the associated link in the footer of the website.

Cookies – Google Analytics:
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.

Cookies – Google AdWords:
We use cookies to make advertising more engaging to users and more valuable to publishers and advertisers. Some common applications of cookies are to select advertising based on what’s relevant to a user; to improve reporting on campaign performance; and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen. https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996

Cookies – Facebook:
Facebook helps you stay in touch with your network through their website/mobile application. We make it easier for you to share any content of interest on Facebook and sometimes, we may present with some targeted advertisements on Facebook based on your engagement with our website(s). https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen

Cookies – Yandex:
This tag collects audience information for remarketing within the Yandex Advertising Network. Audience segmentation will allow for increased efficiency of advertising in Yandex and a decrease in ad spend https://yandex.com/support/metrica/general/opt-out.xml
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to store your preferences.

CHANGES TO OUR COOKIES POLICY
From time to time, we may modify and update our cookies policy. Hence, we encourage you to review our cookies policy regularly.
This cookies policy was last amended on May 31, 2019

CONTACT

Amathus Beach Hotel Rhodes & Amathus Elite Suites Rhodes
100 Iraklidon Avenue, Ixia, 85101 Rhodes, Greece
T: +302241089900
E: dataprotection@amathusrhodes.com