Cookies Policy


The Institute for Alternative Policies ENA (hereinafter referred to as “ΕΝΑ”, “we”, “us” ή “our”) implements a strict privacy policy for the visitors/users of its website (hereinafter referred to as the “website”).

This Policy provides you with more information about how we use cookies to collect specific information about the visitors/users of our website (e.g. IP address), information about the types of cookies we use, which cookies are necessary for the operation of our website and which cookies we cannot use without having obtained your explicit consent.

By collecting this information, we can better adapt our website and our advertising to each visitor/user.


1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored on your electronic device through your chosen browser, whenever you visit a website. Cookies may be used to inform us, for example, if you have visited our website in the past or if you are a new visitor, as well as to help us identify which features of our website you are mostly interested in. Cookies can improve and facilitate your online experience by storing your preferences when you visit a webpage.


2. What kind of cookies we use?

a. Necessary cookies

These cookies relate to the storage of information or access to information already stored at your device and they are absolutely necessary for the proper and efficient operation of our website, as their use allows basic website’s functions and makes your browsing and use of our services safe.

You cannot reject the use of these cookies, because in that case we will not be able to guarantee a safe and effective operation of our website.

The necessary cookies we use in our website are the following:

_GRECAPTCHA5 months 27 daysThis cookie is set by Google for the purpose of risk analysis mainly from bots (internet robots)
cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement1 yearThis cookies is set by our website to store the user consent for the cookies under the category "Advertisement".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics1 yearThis cookies is set by our website to store the user consent for the cookies under the category "Analytics".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary1 yearThe cookies is used by our website to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".
CookieLawInfoConsent1 yearThis cookies is set by our website to store the user consent for the cookies
viewed_cookie_policy1 yearThis cookies is set by our website to store if the user has opened the cookies policy page
wp-wpml_current_language1 dayThis cookie is set to track your selected language when browsing our website.


b. Performance and analytics cookies

These cookies collect information about the way you use our website and other related information, e.g. the pages you visit the most, the website from which your visit originated and other related information. These cookies collect aggregate, statistical data for the sole purpose of analysing traffic and improving the website performance. These cookies may be provided to us by third party analytics providers but are used only for the purposes associated with our websites, e.g.

You may find more information about Google’s privacy policy here and about the use of cookies by the Analytics service here.

You can consent to the installation of any of these cookies in our cookies panel:

_ga2 yearsThe cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gat1 minuteThis cookies is installed to throttle the request rate, limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites
_gid1 dayThe cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
CONSENT16 years 4 months 26 days 14 hoursThese cookies are set via embedded YouTube videos. They register anonymous statistical data on for example how many times the video is displayed and what settings are used for playback. No sensitive data is collected unless you log in to your google account, in that case your choices are linked with your account, for example if you click “like” on a video.

Important note: In July 2020 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, the mechanism through which companies could transfer personal information or data to the United States in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Until this decision from the CJEU, data transfers to US, including Google Analytics transfer, were based on this framework. After this decision, data transfers are based on Standard Contractual Clauses provided by Google (article 46 GDPR) and, auxiliary, on your explicit consent, according to the terms set by article 49 (1) (a) GDPR, in the absence of an adequacy decision. Furthermore, data subjects should be aware that their data may be used for profiling by Google and be transferred to the US, where a competent public or security authority may be granted access to them, according to the USA security framework.

In any case, we inform you that you have the option to entirely block the collection of your data by Google Analytics, by installing a plug-in on your preferred browser:


c. Targeting/advertising cookies

These cookies are used to track your behavior across websites and 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. These cookies “remember” that you have visited our website and this information is shared with other organisations, e.g. advertisers.

You can consent to our using any of the following targeting/advertising cookies we use in the cookies panel:

IDE1 year 24 daysUsed by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.
test_cookie15 minutesThis cookie is set by The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the user's browser supports cookies.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE5 months 27 daysThis cookie is set by YouTube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.
YSCsessionThis cookie is installed by YouTube and is used to monitor the views of embedded videos on our website.
yt-remote-connected-devicesneverThis cookie is set via embedded YouTube videos on our website.
yt-remote-device-idneverThis cookie is set via embedded YouTube videos on our website.


3. How to manage cookies

You can always change your cookies preferences within our website in the cookies panel.

If you wish to enable or disable the use of cookies from your browser settings, you may visit the following websites to learn about the necessary actions, depending on the browser you use:


4. Log files

Apart from cookies, we also use log files, to be able to analyze and monitor our technical infrastructure and applications. They help us implement our business security, investigate incidents, monitor the performance of our network and telecommunications, provide assistance to visitors/users of our website, and also support any relevant legal claims.

The following data shall be recorded in log files for each request on the Portal server by the visitor/user’s browser:

  • the IP address of the visitor/user, which is his/her personal data, even if we cannot identify him/her on our own on the basis of this information,
  • the date and time of execution of each request for data transfer between browser and server (https request) for the operation of the https protocol,
  • the server’s response code  with the call parameters of the https protocol (https response),
  • the server response time in ms to each request and
  • the type of browser through which the request was submitted.

The log files shall be kept for a period of 12 months and may be notified to the competent authorities if necessary to investigate any online attack and incident. The information for which an investigation is made or is used in the context of legal claims shall be kept for the period required for those purposes.