1.What are Cookies?

Cookies are small data files that a website you visit, such as ours, can install and store on your

computer or mobile device (tablet, smartphone, laptop). A navigation.

The use of cookies as trackers is supported by various navigation programs, the so-called browsers, such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera. If you wish, however, you can deactivate them so that they are not accepted or even delete them afterwards.

2. Functions of Cookies

Depending on their type, cookies perform functions of measuring page traffic, recording the number of visitors, language, login time, geographic origin, device identifiers (e.g. operating system, screen resolution), keywords you used, login attempts etc. Some cookies are personal data and others are not. Some cookies are technically necessary while others serve commercial and advertising purposes.

3.Types of Cookies

There are various types of cookies, functional, technical, user identification, advertising, etc. Referred website cookies are installed by the website/page you are visiting and are only readable by that website/page. If the website uses external third-party services, then their own cookies are also installed on your device, the so-called third-party cookies (Google, Analytics, Facebook, etc.) Permanent cookies are those that are stored on your computer and are not automatically deleted once you close the browser. Session cookies are those that are deleted as soon as you close your browser. Every time you visit our website, you will be asked to prove yourself or reject cookies. If you consciously choose to accept them, our website will remember your preferences (such as username) for a certain period of time. That way, you won’t need to re-enter them when you browse our page, during the same visit.

4.Legal status of use and storage of


The installation and use of cookies is specifically regulated by the law (article 4 par. 5 Law 3471/2006, which incorporated the European Directive 2002/58/EC Privacy), which is expected to be replaced by a Regulation (ePrivacy Regulation), so possibly changes to this policy. Every website is allowed to install such a cookie. Only you as the user have given us a positive action (opt-in) your express consent (under the terms of GDPR 2016/679) and with the instructions of the Data Protection Authority, after clear and extensive information about this installation, the utility, the consequences of refusal for the user experience, the purpose of the processing, the exercise of the right of access and any recipients of the data. This consent may be given through appropriate settings in the web browser or through another application. For this purpose, we provide you with the detailed information below.

5.How we use Cookies

Cookies are used to store search history and visitor preferences, improve functionality, collect analytics data, user authentication, security, load sharing, advertising.

We use the following types of cookies :

Functional Cookies:

  • wordpress_logged_in_[hash]: It helps to identify and authenticate users logged into the website. Expires when user logs out.
  • wordpress_test_cookie: It helps to check if the user’s browser accepts cookies. It expires immediately after the visit.
  • wp-settings-1, wp-settings-2, wp-settings-8:

They store the user’s preferences for the display of the admin interface.

Analysis Cookies:

  • _ga: Used by Google Analytics to collect traffic data. Complianz GDPR/CCPA Cookie Consent:
  • cmplz_banner-status (dismissed): Indicates that the user has rejected the cookie notification banner. Expires after 1 year.
  • cmplz_consented_services (blank): It seems to store the user’s consent for certain services, but it’s empty in this case. Expires after 1 year.
  • cmplz_functional, cmplz_marketing, cmplz_preferences, cmplz_statistics (όλα allow): They show the user’s consent for specific functions (operational, marketing, preferences, statistics) of the website. They expire after 1 year.
  • pll_language: Helps the site remember your preferred language. Expires after 7 days. This means that after 7 days from your last visit to the website, the cookie will be deleted from your computer and your preferred language will be reset to the website’s default language.

Third party providers

Our website displays content from external providers, such as Google, Analytics, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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

6.Obtain visitor consent

Mandatory acceptance of cookies is not a condition for entering our website. You can, as the case may be, navigate freely, checking and accepting or not the cookies, either ours or those of third parties, whose usage policy is determined exclusively by them, without our involvement and legal responsibility, which are contained in the following control panel :

Next to the button to accept each cookie there is a link, which leads to the present cookie policy of our website, in which each user can read all the necessary information, which will make it easier for him to make a decision to grant consent or not to accept cookies. Deactivating trackers is as easy as accepting them, with the same number of clicks and the same font.

7.Checking and deleting Cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies according to your wishes. Details and information can be found from info@sbsshipping.gr. You can delete all cookies already on your computer, as well as set most browsers so that they do not allow the installation of cookies. However, in this case, you may need to adjust some preferences yourself each time you visit a website, and some services may also not work(eg saved logins, website preferences). This policy will be reviewed regularly, in order to adapt to the directives of the Supervisory Authorities and the latest legislative and jurisprudential developments.

Last revision: 15/04/2024