Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are the confusingly adorably named tiny text files that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely (but anonymously) identify your browser or device. They are unable to search your computer in any way, cannot introduce viruses to your computer and contain no personal identifying information about you (basically they are nothing to be afraid of).

What are cookies used for?

Cookies are used by sites or services when they want to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. These cookies on your computer or device can then be used to help remember your preferences (such as currency), help you navigate between pages efficiently, and generally improve your browsing experience.

Similarly cookies are used by web publishers to help understand how their site or service is being used. Services such as Google Analytics use cookies to provide anonymous aggregated data such as how long users in general spent on the site, how many pages they visited and in which order etc.

What types of cookies does BoatsAtSea use?

There are generally four categories of cookies: “Strictly Necessary”, “Performance”, “Functionality”, and “Targeting”. BoatsAtSea routinely uses two of these types of cookie: “Strictly Necessary” and “Performance”.

Here is some information about each cookie category:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around BoatsAtSea and use its features. For example – the cookie to store your favorite yachts.
  • Performance Cookies. These cookies collect information about how you have used BoatsAtSea, for example Google Analytics, which is used to track basic user behaviour on this site so we can try and improve our users experience.
  • Targeting Cookies. BoatsAtSea do not use this type of cookies, but just so you know: other sites/services and their advertising partners or other third party partners may use these types of cookies to deliver advertising that is relevant to your interests. These cookies can remember that your device has visited a site or service, and may also be able to track your device’s browsing activity on other sites or services.
  • Functionality Cookies. BoatsAtSea do not use this type of cookies, but just so you know: these cookies allow sites/services to remember how you’re logged in, when you logged in or out, and possibly anything you’ve done on a site while logged in. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous, and they are not used to track your browsing activity on other sites or services.

How long will cookies stay on my device?

The amount of time a cookie stays on your device is variable: the majority of cookies expire after the end of your browsing session– others persist for longer. In online advertising you can generally expect most advertising cookies to last about one month at most (although again it varies).

First and third party cookies

First-party cookies are cookies that belong to BoatsAtSea, third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our site. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for BoatsAtSea, for example to help us understand how our service is being used.

How to control and delete cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Privacy Policy

To view our complete privacy policy click here: Privacy Policy.