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Cookie policy Last Updated 26 October 2016

Cookie Policy

Our Cookie Policy has been developed to explain how we use cookies on our websites, and to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting the privacy of your data.

The first time that you visit our website, we notify you about our use of cookies through a notification banner. By continuing to use the website, you consent to our use of cookies as described in this Cookie Policy. However, you can choose whether or not to continue accepting cookies at any later time. Information on how to control and delete cookies is set out later in this Cookie Policy.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of information used to identify your computer which are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive when you access a website. The cookies are then sent back to the website on each subsequent visit, allowing the site to provide its online services. Cookies contain basic information about your internet use, but they do not normally identify you personally. Please note that our use of any information we collect about you through cookies is subject to our privacy policy.
Cookies can be Session Cookies or Persistent Cookies. Session cookies allow a website to link a user’s series of actions during one browser session, for example to remember the items you have added to your shopping basket. Session cookies expire after a browser session and are therefore not stored on your computer afterwards. Persistent cookies are stored on a user’s computer between browser sessions and can be used to record a user’s website preferences, such as language or font size.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change your browser's settings to prevent that if you wish. However, disabling cookies would prevent you from using some of our services.
The cookies used on our website are based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide for cookie categories:
·         Strictly necessary
·         Performance
·         Functionality
·         Targeting

1. Strictly Necessary

'Strictly Necessary' cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas and shopping baskets. These cookies don't gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.

We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to...

  • Make sure you connect to the right service on our website when we make any changes to the way the website works

Cookies we have defined as 'Strictly Necessary' cookies will NOT be used to...

  • Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you

  • Remember your preferences or username beyond your current visit

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you prevent these cookies we can't guarantee your security or predict how our website will perform during your visit.

 2. Performance

'Performance' cookies collect information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies also collect information that could identify you and is used to help us improve how our website works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our advertising is. 

We use performance cookies to...

  • Provide statistics on how our website is used
  • See how effective our adverts are (we don't use this information to target adverts to you when you visit other websites)
  • Help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur
  •  Remember your preferences and areas visited on the site during your current visit to provide you with content of most likely interest whilst on our site

Cookies we have defined as 'Performance' cookies will NOT be used to...

  • Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you on other websites

  • Target adverts to you on any other website

In some cases, some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties, but we don't allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

 3. Functionality

'Functionality' cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.

We use 'Functionality' cookies to...

  • Remember settings you've applied such as layout, text size, preferences and colours
  • Show you when you're logged in to the website

Cookies defined as 'Functionality' will not be used to...

  • Target you with adverts on other websites

Some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties – where this is the case we don't allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may mean we can't offer you some services, and will reduce the support we can offer you.

4. Targeting

'Targeting' cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as 'Like' buttons and 'Share' buttons. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website.

We use 'Targeting' cookies to...

  • Link to social networks like Facebook, who may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other websites
  • Provide advertising agencies with information on your visit so that they can present you with adverts that you may be interested in.

You can control whether or not these cookies are used. All of these cookies are managed by third parties, and you may alternatively use the third parties' own tools to prevent these cookies.

 Cookies set by Third Party sites

We occasionally embed video content from websites such as YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. Maritime Intelligence does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

A list of 3rd party cookies can be found below the list of Maritime Intelligence cookies.

List of Maritime Intelligence Cookies

Cookies provided by 3rd parties

Cookie Name Purpose
Google Analytics Maritime Intelligence uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of our website. Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. How to reject or delete this cookie

Maritime Intelligence Sharing Tools

Maritime Intelligence website now carries embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of our website to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. Maritime Intelligence does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Maritime Intelligence sometimes offer features that allow users to share links with social networks and we use the service to shorten urls. provides Maritime Intelligence with anonymised, aggregated statistics relating to use of the shortened Maritime Intelligence URL, for example by telling us how many times it has been clicked on. Maritime Intelligence does not have access to the IP address of your computer collected by when you use its service or any other identifiable information about you. Nor does have any access to data collected on a Maritime Intelligence website. For more information on's privacy policy, please see

How to control and delete cookies

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of

More information

You can also find out more about the use of cookies and how you can remove them by going to the Interactive Advertising Bureau website or