1. General

The website (hereinafter the “website”) uses cookies to store information on your computer.

SETE owns the website and may at any time amend the cookie policy. Any such amendment shall be posted on this website.

The present policy explains the way in which the website uses cookies. Cookie files may be stored upon the user’s consent, which may be provided by means of appropriate settings on the web browser. The user may at any time delete cookie files from his device. However, please note that this may affect the ease of access to the website and may reduce its functionality for the user.

Your navigating on the website constitutes your consent to and acceptance of the use of cookies on your computer, in accordance with this policy’s terms of use. If you do not wish to receive cookies from the website, kindly select the appropriate settings (as described below) or refrain from using the website.

2. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file with information which a website (specifically the web server) may store on the user’s computer, without gaining access to any documents or files on the user’s computer. Cookies contain some information, such as the name of a website and some digits and figures. Whenever a user visits a website, it retrieves this information and offers the user relevant information about these services. Typical examples of such information are the user’s preferences on a website, as derived from the user’s selections on the specific website (e.g. selection of specific buttons, search options, advertisements, etc.).

3. Cookies used by 

The website uses cookies in order to facilitate the user’s navigation and to provide the user with a unique browsing experience. Cookies used by the website can be distinguished in the following main types:

A. Session and persistent cookies

“Session cookies” are stored on the computer or electronic device during a user’s visit to SETE’s website and are deleted when the user leaves the website.

“Persistent cookies” are stored on the user’s computer or electronic device for a longer time, until the user deletes them.

B. Strictly necessary, functionality and performance cookies

“Strictly necessary cookies” are essential for the proper operation of websites. These cookies allow the user to browse and to use various website functions, such as access to secure locations and completion of website forms. These cookies do not identify the user and are required for the proper operation of the website.

“Functionality cookies” allow the website to remember choices the visitor makes (such as user name, password, etc.), so as to provide enhanced and more personal features. They may also be used to provide services which the user has asked for, such as watching a video or using social media. Rejecting these cookies may affect the performance and functionality of SETE’s website and may restrict access to its content.

“Analytics / performance cookies”: SETE uses cookies to collect information about how visitors use the website in order to satisfy more visitor/user needs, improve the content of the website and make its use easier for visitors. These cookies are used to collect anonymous statistical data in order to identify the most useful or popular sections of the website or for statistical purposes in order to enhance the website’s structure and content in line with the users’ needs. For more information about how Google uses your data, please visit the following address:

C. “Third party cookies” and embedded content

SETE allows Google and other third party companies with which it collaborates to install cookies they use. If, from SETE’s websites, the user visits third party websites or connects to social media services (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube), the user should be aware that such third party websites or services may install cookies immediately upon the visitor’s access. These cookies are not controlled by SETE and are governed by the cookie policy of the third party which installs them. In order to find out how to manage such cookies, the user should read the cookie policy of the respective website.

The table below shows the cookies used on SETE’s websites, as well as the respective time, purpose and origin:


Cookie Declaration Name Provider Purpose Expires
Statistics _ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 years
Statistics _gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate 10 minutes
Statistics _gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 24 hours
Targeting/Advertising NID This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to help build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites. 6 months
Necessary yourAuthCookie Session cookie. This is used to keep you logged in once you have logged in. This cookie is essential to the functionality of the site. Expires at the end of the session
Functionality _twitter_sess These third party cookies are used to collect information about users browsing behavior for marketing purposes including digital display and social media advertising. Expires at the end of the session
Functionality ct0
Functionality external_referer
Functionality guest_id
Functionality personalization_id
Advertising DSID These cookies are used for re-targeting, optimization, reporting and attribution of online adverts. 2 weeks
Advertising IDE 2 months
Advertising CONSENT This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.



 3. How can I change the cookie settings on my browser?

The information collected by the cookies above is not sold or disclosed to any third party, unless required by the law.

Some users may not agree to the storing of information collected by cookies on their computer. Each web browser provides clear instructions about its cookie policy.

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may change the settings on your web browser so as to receive notification when cookies are sent, to disable all or some of the cookies used by the website, or to delete cookies which have already been installed on your computer.

Most services on the website are provided without the use of cookies. However, disabling cookies may prevent your access to some of the website’s services and features.

Below are links to the main web browsers. These pertain to specific versions.

Kindly consult the manufacturers’ official references for the latest updates.

Google Chrome

Internet Explorer:

Mozilla Firefox


For the web browsers of other manufacturers, kindly consult their official references.

For more information, the user may visit, where details are provided about how cookie files may be monitored and deleted in most web browsers. 

4. Changes in the use of cookies by SETE

SETE may, when it deems appropriate and at its own discretion, amend the present policy in whole or in part, posting any such amendments on its website. Amendments to the present policy shall come into effect immediately once the amended policy has been posted on SETE’s website.

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