We collect and use cookies on the “International Airport of Heraklion Crete S.A.”’s website (“the/our Website”). Our Website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Website and also allows us to improve our site. By clicking on the choices of cookies you accept our cookies policy  and you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on  the Website and your choices regarding cookies.


What are cookies

Cookies are small text files that a website you visit, like ours, may store in your computer or device (smartphone, tablet, laptop). A cookie file allows us or a third-party to recognize you when you return to our Website and make your next visit easier and more useful to you. The use of cookies is an industry standard – you will find them almost everywhere on the Internet.

Cookies do not cause damage to users’ electronic devices (computer, mobile or other electronic devices) nor to the files stored on them.

Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies are those stored in your device and not deleted automatically as soon as you close your web browser. Session cookies are those immediately deleted when you close the web browser.

How we use cookies

When you use and access the 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 the Website, to provide analytics, to store your preferences, to enable advertisements delivery.

We use both session and persistent cookies on the Website and we use different types of cookies to run the Website:

– Essential cookies: Essential cookies are necessary for the website to be able to provide services requested on its usage.

– 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.- Third-party cookies (please advise ANNEX 1): Third party cookies are stored in your device when the Website uses external providers’ services. The use of third party-cookies is exclusively determined by each third-party. For more information, please refer to their respective policies. We do not influence or have any legal responsibility for the manner that third-party cookies are used.

What are your choices regarding cookies?

The acceptance of non-essential cookies is not a condition for your entry in our Website.

If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to automatically decline cookies or be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer to your computer of a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular site. If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser. If you wish to manage your cookies you can either access and manage your subscription/preference settings (opt-out option) on the third-parties’ pages (see links in Annex 1) or through our Website’s cookies preferences by selecting the associated link below [in the footer of the Website]. Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to store your preferences.

Information on the protection of personal data collected by cookies can be found in our Website Privacy Notice here.

Amendment of the Cookies Policy

We may amend this Cookies Policy from time to time. Any revised version will be posted on our Website. Visitors / users are responsible for periodically checking for modifications.

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.