How Cookies are Used

The IMWA cic t/a National Maritime website uses Cookies to provide you with an enhanced experience. Cookies are tiny text files that are placed on your computer/laptop or mobile device when you visit websites.

Our Cookies

  • allow our website to operate as expected;
  • prevents you from having to login each time you access the website;
  • preserves your settings whilst on the website and in between browsing;
  • enhances the efficiency and security of the website;
  • permits the page sharing when using websites such as Twitter and Facebook;
  • continuously improve the features and functions of our website for you;

Our Cookies do not:

  • gather any personally identifiable information (without your approval);
  • gather any sensitive information (without your express approval);
  • share data with advertising networks;
  • share personally identifiable data with third parties

We use Cookies to make our website operational including:

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use Cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party Cookies you might encounter through this website.

This website uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the internet for helping us to understand how you use our website and ways in which we can improve your experience. These Cookies may track things such as how long you spend on our website and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics Cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that our website is delivered. When we are still testing new features these Cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on our website whilst ensuring that we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.

Visitor Statistics Cookies

IMWA cic t/a National Maritime use Cookies to compile visitor statistics to record the number of visitors to our website; what type of operating system is being used (Android or Windows which helps to trouble shoot website malfunctioning); the duration of visits to our website; and the pages of interest etc. This helps us to continue to enhance our website. Such programmes, known as ‘Analytics’ also informs, anonymously, how visitors arrived at our website (for example via a search engine) and whether it is a first or repeat visit.

Disabling Cookies

Cookies can usually be turned off by changing your browser settings so that it does not accept Cookies (learn how here), disabling this feature however is likely to hinder the performance of many websites as Cookies are a standard part of most websites.

If you have concerns about Cookies relating to what is known as “Spyware”, instead of disabling Cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software has the same outcome as Cookies considered to be invasive are automatically deleted. Learn more about managing Cookies with antispyware software.

Additional Information

Hopefully that has clarified the purpose of Cookies. As previously stated, if there is something that you are not sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave Cookies enabled in case there is an interaction with one of the features that you use on our website. However, if you are still looking for more information then, please contact us.