“Cookies” are small files with information that a website (specifically the web server – web server) stores on a user’s computer, so that every time the user logs on to the website, the latter retrieves this information and offers it to the user related services. A typical example of such information is the user’s preferences on a website, as they are stated by the user’s choices on that website (eg selection of specific “buttons”, searches, ads, etc.).
In particular, paragraph 5 of Article 4 of Law 3471/2006, as amended by Law 4070/2012 stipulates that the installation of “cookies” is allowed only if the subscriber or user “has given his consent after a clear and extensive information according to par. 1 of article 11 of law 2472/1997, as in force “.
This system is also known as “opt-in”, in contrast to the “opt-out” system that existed before the amendment of Directive 2002/58 / EC and allowed the installation of “cookies” without the consent of the subscriber or user, provided that the latter has been previously informed and has not objected to the processing.