Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are sent to your browser and stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device when you visit a website.

Cookies can be permanent (“persistent”) which remain on your computer until you delete them. Cookies can also be temporary (“session cookies”) which remain on your computer until you close your browser. Cookies can also be first-party cookies which are those set by vesseltracker on this Site, or third-party cookies which are set by third parties authorized by vesseltracker to do so.

How does vesseltracker use cookies?

We use cookies to customize and enhance our visitors’ visits to the Site, facilitate use of the Site, collect statistics about your visits to the Site, and understand the manner in which our visitors browse the Site. We also use the information to help diagnose technical and service problems, administer the Sites, enhance Site security and identify visitors to the Sites. We use clickstream data to determine how much time visitors spend on web pages of the Sites, how visitors navigate through the Sites, and how we may tailor the Sites to meet the needs of our visitors.

Cookies we use and what they are for

The cookies we use on our websites can be categorized as follows:

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to operate our site. This includes technologies that allow you access to our Site, identify irregular site behavior, prevent fraudulent activity and improve security or allow you to make use of the Site’s functions. In short, without these cookies our website won't work properly or won't be able to provide certain features and functionalities.

Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about your visits to the Site. They help us understand the manner in which you browse the Site, if you have interacted with our messaging, determine whether you have viewed an item or link, or to improve our website content, applications, services, or tools.

Third-party cookies

On some pages of our website cookies may be used which are not set by vesseltracker. You can see from the following table from which provider these originate and for which purpose they are used. You will find more information about these cookies on the website of the respective provider.

Specifically, the following cookies are used when you visit our website:

NameExpires onThird party accessPurpose of use
_gat_gtag_UA_1345977_4SessionGoogle Ireland Ltd.Web analysis
_gaSessionGoogle Ireland Ltd.Web analysis
_gidSessionGoogle Ireland Ltd.Web analysis
NIDSessionGoogle LLC/ Google Ireland Ltd.Fraud Prevention/ Maps
CONSENTSessionGoogle LLC/ Google Ireland Ltd.YouTube
GPSSessionGoogle LLC/ Google Ireland Ltd.YouTube
s_glSessionGoogle LLC/ Google Ireland Ltd.YouTube
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVESessionGoogle LLC/ Google Ireland Ltd.YouTube
YSCSessionGoogle LLC/ Google Ireland Ltd.YouTube
cookiconsent_statusSessionStorage Cookie Consent

How to manage and remove cookies

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings – we have provided information below, published by Chrome Help , on how to delete, clear, enable and disable cookies on a Chrome browser.

If you don’t use Chrome or if you want to find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been placed on your device and how to manage and/or delete them, please visit:  or

Delete specific cookies or clear all cookies on Chrome:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Advanced.
  4. Under 'Privacy and security', click Site settings.
  5. Click Cookies and then See all cookies and site data and then Remove all.
  6. Confirm by clicking Clear all.

If you want to delete only certain cookies, go to the "Privacy and Security" menu (step 4) and click Site settings. Click Cookies and then See all cookies and site data. At the top right, search for the website's name. To the right of the site, click Remove.

You can also allow or block cookies saved by specific websites:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More and then Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Advanced.
  4. Under 'Privacy and security', click Site settings and then Cookies.
  5. Next to 'Block', 'Clear on exit' or 'Allow', select Add.
  6. Enter the web address.
    • To create an exception for an entire domain, insert [*.] before the domain name. For example, [*.] will match and
    • You can also put an IP address or a web address that doesn't start with http://.
  7. Select Add.

To remove an exception that you don't want any more, to the right of the website, click More and then Remove