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Cookies - what you need to know

This page has been added to the website to make users aware of how cookies are used and to comply with the new Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003.

Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: and For a video about cookies visit

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improve the user experience.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:z

More information

Text Cookie


This is used to store whether you are in textOnly mode or not.


Set String Cookie


This is used to store user preferences for viewing sites in textOnly mode e.g. font-size and colour.


Google Analytics



These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

The Google Analytics privacy policy and related information can be found at:

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit:

Session identification


This cookie is used to identify session for a currently logged on user of the Steamship Mutual Extranet.


Session identification


This cookie is used to identify session for a currently logged on user of the Steamship Mutual Extranet.


Bool Cookie


This is used to store if full screen mode is enabled for the Steamship Mutual Extranet. 


The Loss Prevention films and trailers available to view via this website are hosted via an external website: Cookies are not usually associated with this type of use. Vimeo will record the “visit” only for the purpose of recording the number of plays of the film. Further details of the Vimeo privacy policy can be found at:

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:

Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site.

By using our website you agree that we may place the types of cookies outlined above on your device.