Cookies Policy

The protection of your privacy is a top priority for us. Therefore, we have to inform you that our website uses cookies and other tracking mechanisms (collectively referred to as ‘cookies’), in order to work properly, and to provide the most relevant content to its visitors. 

Although the use of other cookies aside from the strictly necessary cookies is not required in order to use the website, enabling all cookies that may be used from time-to-time may offer you the most enhanced and tailored experience.

This policy attempts to inform you about the function of cookies in general as well as about your choices regarding the use of cookies on this website. In particular it provides information on the following topics:

• To whom does this website belong?
• What are cookies and how do they work?
• Do cookies contain personal information about you?
• What types of cookies do we use?
• Your options regarding the cookies that we use
• How to modify cookies settings through your browser
• Cookie Policy Status
• More information regarding cookies
• Effective date

To whom does this website belong? 

In the context of this Cookie Policy, the terms “HSCC”, “us”, “we”, “ours” refer to Hellenic-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, seated at 71 Athinon Avenue, Athens, Greece with the following contact information: 


What are cookies and how do they work? 

A cookie is a small file consisting of text and numbers that a website saves on your computer or mobile device or browser when you visit the website. Cookies contain information that are transmitted to your computer/device, allowing its identification the next time you visit our website. Similar tracking technologies such as web beacons, web bugs etc. can also be used to collect user’s information. In this Cookie Policy, all such technologies are referred to as “cookies”.
The way cookies work is simple. When you visit a website that uses cookies, for the first time, a cookie is placed in your computer/device. The next time you visit the same website, your computer/device will check to see if the relevant cookie is available and if it does locate it, it will send back to the originating website the information contained in the cookie. The website then recognizes that you have visited it in the past and in certain instances, it will adapt what appears on your screen.

Do cookies contain personal information about you? 

Generally speaking, cookies are able to anonymously distinguish you from other users of the website, therefore they will not in principle be used in order to reveal real life (offline) personal information about you, such as your name, address, age, etc.

In any event, if the data collected about you constitute personal information, you have the same rights that are provided for, as for any other of your personal data. More information is available in the Privacy Policy

What types of cookies do we use?

Cookies on this website can first of all be differentiated on the basis of their source or their duration:
Cookies on this website may be delivered in a first-party (set by us) or third-party (set by another website) context and may also be set in association with emails you receive from us. For example, websites on which you share a link to our page such as Facebook, Twitter etc. may set a cookie on your browser. We have no control over third-party cookies. Note that you can turn them off, but not through us.

Cookies on this site may remain on your device for a certain period of time and reactivated in the next visits in order to enable us for example to remember your preferences such as language etc. (persistent cookies) or may be deleted, once the browser is closed. The duration of the different types of cookies is mentioned below, in the respective tables.

Cookies on this website can also be differentiated on their functionality:

Strictly Necessary Cookies
These are cookies that are essential for the effective functioning of our website. Without such cookies, we cannot provide the requested services or the desired level of security. 

Preference (functional) Cookies
These are cookies that allow our website to remember information that changes the way in which it behaves or appears, your preferred language, your device’s location etc. These cookies, which may be set for us by third parties, do not identify you and are only used to help us improve how our website works. Without such cookies, we cannot improve your experience on our website.

Performance (statistics) Cookies
These are cookies, such as Google Analytics that allow us to collect information about how the visitors interact with our website Any information collected such as visitors’ IP addresses and on-site activity are afterwards anonymized.  



Personal Information Used




This cookie appears only when you visit the ‘contact us’ page.
’This cookie is set by Google reCAPTCHA, which protects our site against spam enquiries on contact forms.

Captcha Link here

Typing patterns of the user. The amount of mouse clicks a user has done on the site or touches on an app. What language the user’s browser is using.

None (Functional)

End of Session


_ga is a cookie used by Google Analytics to track varying data about a user’s activity on the site.


Typing patterns of the user. The amount of mouse clicks a user has done on the site or touches on an app. What language the user’s browser is using.


2 years

Your options regarding the cookies that we use 

The first category of cookies (strictly necessary cookies) is absolutely necessary for the functioning of our website and your service while you are browsing it. Therefore, you cannot disagree with their use.

The other types of cookies are not necessary for the majority of our website’s services. Hence, it is up to you to decide whether or not to allow the installation of such cookies. You can decide on this through the relevant pop-up window that appears when you first visit our website. 

However, please note, that if you deactivate or limit the use of such cookies, some parts of our website may no longer be accessible by you or may not function properly.

You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse some or all cookies. If you do block cookies there may be parts of our website that you will be unable to access or that will not function properly.

Our cookies help to:

  • make our website work as you would expect;
  • remember your settings during and between visits;
  • improve your and other users’ experiences; 
  • allow you to sign up to receiving additional information and updates; and
  • improve the speed/security of our website.

In case you would like to modify your cookie settings after your first visit, given that the pop-up window will not appear again, you can either change the settings on your browser, or visit our Cookie Settings.

How to modify cookies settings through your browser 

Each browser makes available, detailed instructions on how to disable and/or clear cookies, including third-party cookies, on your device. Here are the relevant links:

Internet Explorer (IE)

Google Chrome

Safari (desktop)

Safari (mobile)



Cookie Policy Status  

Please note that this Cookie Policy does not apply to the privacy practises of third parties, for which we are not responsible.

Moreover, this Cookie Policy can be changed, as long as the cookies we use change, too. In any event, this Cookie Policy will always be updated in order to keep you informed about who is placing cookies, for what purpose and for how long. 

More information regarding cookies 

The website is very useful as it contains information concerning how different browsers use and manage cookies. Should you desire to learn more about cookies and advertising you may also visit the website that contains extensive information on the topic.

Effective Date

This Cookie Notice is effective from March 8th 2022.