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Cookies Policy

1. Introduction

This Policy applies to Aphrodite Hills Resort LTD, Property Management LTD, Services LTD, Tennis and SPA LTD hereinafter collectively referred to as “Aphrodite Hills” or “AH” as data controller of the personal data collected from this website. “Aphrodite Hills is committed to protecting the personal information we collect when you use our websites and other services. This Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how AH uses cookies and similar technologies on their websites and what you can do to manage how cookies are used.

1.1. Use of Cookies

To make this site work properly, we might place small data files called cookies on your device but none of them are not being used to gather information unnecessarily. The cookies we use might store personally identifiable information (such as your IP address) but they cannot harm your computer. We want our website to be informative and as user friendly as possible and cookies help us to achieve that goal.

These cookies are not strictly necessary for the basic functionality of the website, but they are designed to provide a personalized navigation. However, in case you delete or stop accepting these cookies you might lose some of the functionalities which they provided. These related cookies information, are not used for any other reason beyond what is stated in this policy. For additional information please check “Our Cookies” section.

This Policy only addresses the use of information we collect from you on our website. Other websites that may be accessible through this website have their own privacy policies and data collection, use and disclosure practices. If you link to any such website, we urge you to review the website’s privacy policy. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties.

1.2. Consent

Aphrodite Hills is dedicated to appropriately inform everyone about the use of cookies in its website and receive unambiguous consent when necessary.

By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as set out in this policy. We appreciate that some of the visitors need more individual control. You can read all about how to adjust your cookies settings in the section below “Control on Cookies“.

You can accept or oppose the use or our site’s cookies by following one of the following links:

I accept the use of cookies / Change Preferences (*) / Personalization of preferences

If you do not agree to such use, please refrain from the use of the website.

(*) Please note that you can only reject cookies that are not absolutely necessary. Some cookies are necessary, as they allow you to provide some features, such as memorizing your preferences in cookies. Other cookies help us to collect statistics on the use of our site, to appreciate how well we meet the needs of users and make the necessary improvements.

2. About Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored by the browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store things like user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a ‘memory’ for the website, so that it can recognise you when you come back and respond appropriately.

Websites mainly use cookies to:

  • identify users,
  • remember users’ custom preferences,
  • help users complete tasks without having to re‑enter information when browsing from one page to another or when visiting the site later.

Cookies can also be used for online behavioral target advertising and to show adverts relevant to something that the user searched for in the past.

2.1. How are they used?

The web server supplying the webpage can store a cookie on the user’s computer or mobile device. An external web server that manages files included or referenced in the webpage is also able to store cookies. All these cookies are called “http header cookies”. Another way of storing cookies is through JavaScript code contained or referenced in that page.

Each time the user requests a new page, the web server can receive the values of the cookies it previously set and return the page with content relating to these values. Similarly, JavaScript code is able to read a cookie belonging to its domain and perform an action accordingly.

2.2. What are the different types of cookies?

A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs. 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.

As for the domain to which it belongs, there are either:

  • first-party cookies which are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain
  • third-party cookies stored by a different domain to the visited page’s domain. This can happen when the webpage references a file, such as JavaScript, located outside its domain.

3. Our Cookies

At this section we inform you for the categories of cookies our website uses.

Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Functionality cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Targeting / Advertising Cookies: Targeting and advertising cookies are usually third-party cookies that we do not have control on them. Our website uses trusted partners to help us serve advertising and analytics (such as Google, Adwords and Twitter). These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisations.

4. Control on Cookies

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. However, these options may cause malfunctions to some service provide by various websites, if not used properly

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the Help option in your browser for more details.

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:

5. Our Details

If you have any concerns about the way that we use cookies or respect your settings, then please contact us at: info@aphroditehills.com