1. What is a cookie?
When you enter a website using cookies, you may be asked to fill out a form providing such information as your name and your interests. This information is then stored in small text files on your electronic device (mobile or computer) by your browser. The main purpose of a cookie is to identify you and customize web pages for you so that the next time you visit the same webpage, you can be welcomed by name or get information such as the date on which you last visited the webpage.
Cookies do not present a threat to privacy because they can only be used to store information that the user consented to provide.
2. Table of the cookies that we use
Some cookies are necessary for the functionality of the website, some others are just used to help us improve the way in which the website works.
Most browsers have a configuration screen enabling the user to see the cookies that are stored on their device and optionally to delete them. In the above table, wherever we indicate that cookies cannot be blocked, we are not excluding the possibility of you blocking cookies through your browser settings. However, if you do block cookies directly through your browser, you may lose some of the website’s functionality.
The table below gives some explanation on the different elements of the cookies we use, their source, purpose and retention periods.
|Name||Source||Retention period||Purpose||Necessity for the website||Deletion mechanism|
|_gid||Google Analytics||24 hours||The purpose is performance inside the Google Analytics ecosystem, it’s used to identify the user.||No||https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout|
|_ga||Google Analytics||2 years||The purpose is performance inside the Google Analytics ecosystem, it’s used to distinguish the users and collect anonymous information on them like number of visitors on the site, the country they come from and which page they visited.||No||https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout|
|_gat||Google Analytics||1 minute||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.||No||https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout|
|1P_JAR||Google Analytics||1 week||These cookies are used to gather website statistics, and track conversion rates.||No|
|CONSENT||Google Analytics||20 years||Undefined||No|
|IDE||Google DoubleClick||1 year||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.||No|
|NID||Google Analytics||6 months||The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.||No|
|PHPSESSID||Boatcare||When Session Expires||Session cookies allow users to be recognized within a website so any page changes or item or data selection you do is remembered from page to page||Yes|
|acceptCookies||Boatcare||90 days||This cookie is set to allow other cookies to be used on the site.||Yes|