Last Updated: 25 May 2018, 12:26 UTC
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of text which contain a small amount of information. When you visit a website, cookies are sent from that website and stored either in your computer’s or mobile device’s memory temporarily and automatically deleted when you close your browser (session cookies ) or on your hard drive, your browser folder to be precise (persistent cookies.). Cookies are then sent back to the website to allow it to recognise your device when you make a return visit, or to authorise other designated websites to recognise your device for a particular purpose. Since cookies are text files, they cannot read information stored on your hard drive and are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer or mobile device.
Session cookies and persistent cookies:
There are two types of cookies, which were mentioned above: session cookies and persistent cookies.
Session cookies exists only in temporary memory while the user navigates the website. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Persistent cookies, also called permanent cookies, instead of expiring when the web browser is closed as session cookies do, a persistent cookie expires at a specific date or after a specific length of time. They are activated each time the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
First-party cookies and third-party cookies:
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide) are called “first-party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third-party cookies”. Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and help provide a better user experience. Great, but what does this mean you say? Cookies do lots of different jobs to generally make your experience of the Internet much smoother and more interactive, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently and remembering your preferences. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
What types of cookies do we use?
We use first-party and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are essential for our website to operate, others are designed to remember your choices and improve your experience. Third parties serve cookies through our website for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
We use the following cookies (categorised by function):
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.
These first-party cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies our website won’t work correctly.
Analytics or performance cookies
These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. Analytics cookies may either be first-party cookies or third-party cookies. We only use these cookies to improve how our website works. By using the Service, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of our web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have requested, such as watching a video or commenting. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. By using the Service, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
Targeting cookies or advertising cookies
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.
Third parties may serve cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our website. These companies may collect information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide measurement services and target ads that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements.
Targeting cookies or advertising cookies are used to 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 campaigns. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers . Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisations.
The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide these.
To support our efforts, we sometimes embed photos, video and other content from social media websites such as YouTube, Facebook, Google and Twitter. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites. Similarly, when you use one of the “like” or “follow” buttons on our websites, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. You may also choose to use tools from other social media that Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide cannot control, such as Pinterest. Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide does not control the use of any third party cookies and our tool will not block cookies from those websites. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
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What kind of information do we collect by using cookies?
When you visit our website, we may automatically collect the following types of information from you: Your internet protocol (IP) address, time zone setting, operating system and platform, information about your visits including the URL you came from, your country, the search terms you used in our website, products you viewed or searched, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs) and the methods used to browse away from the page. The data collected may also include the visitor/user’s type of browser, the type of electronic device, the operating system, the internet service provider and other relevant information. Also, the website’s information system automatically collects data regarding the sites visited by the visitor/user and regarding the links to third-party websites chosen when using the website.
How do I control my cookies?
You have the right to accept or decline cookies at any time by modifying your browser settings. If you choose to decline or block cookies, you may still use our website though you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way. For example, you will not be able to see our Matrix and broker roundup table.
To learn how to manage your cookies, please follow the instructions from your specific browser.
Where to find information on how to disable or manage cookies in different browsers:
If you are visiting this site using a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet, please refer to the manufacturer’s instructions on how to manage cookies.
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. It is worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies won’t stop you seeing adverts, just that they won’t be tailored specifically to you. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
Where can I find more information about cookies?
You can find more information about cookies at:
More of a visual type? Watch this video about cookies at https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies
By continuing to use the Service, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device. If you choose not to receive our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be.
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