This information is given to you as part of our efforts to comply with recent legislation and to provide you with complete information about your privacy when using our website and other ShipServ web applications.
What cookies are
Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit many websites.
The next time you go to the same website, your browser will send the cookie to the Web server. The message is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Since the Web server has no memory, the hosted website you are visiting transfers a cookie file to your computer so that the website can remember your preferences.
There are different types of cookies. Some are technical cookies that help to improve your experience on a website. For example, remembering your username and password for your next visit or allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently. Other cookies may record the time of your visit, if you have been on the website before or if it’s your first visit, whether you have accessed the site directly or if you have been redirected from another source.
Another important criterion is the time a cookie file is scheduled to stay on your computer. According to that, there are session cookies that will only be used throughout your visit and deleted when you close the browser, and persistent cookies. Persistent cookies will stay on your browser for the time period set within the cookie’s file and are reactivated when you revisit the website that created the cookie.
What cookies does ShipServ use and why?
- Essential technical cookiesThese cookies are essential to the functioning of the website and have a minimum level of intrusiveness.These cookies contain no personal information, just a long random number that is deleted from your web browser as soon as you close your browser.
Cookie name ShipServ app Purpose/comment PHPSESSID – public/marketing site (WordPress) Temporary session cookie, required to ensure a smooth user experience when using the ShipServ website. Contains no personally-identifiable data. Deleted when you close your browser. JSESSIONID StartSupplier, eSSM and WebReporter A temporary session cookie, required to ensure a smooth login experience when logging in to the various different ShipServ web applications. Contains no personally-identifiable data. Deleted when you close your browser. SS_PHPSESSID Pages This is also a session cookie, as explained above. It only records a random number allocated to a user, without registering any other information about the user. This cookie is deleted as soon as you close your browser. SS_VISITED_TNID Pages This cookie is also a functional cookie as it removes duplication on visits. By removing second time visits, we are able to count our unique number of visitors. All the information collected is anonymous. . This cookie is deleted as soon as you close your browser. SS_SRID Pages This session cookie allows you to navigate between pages efficiently. For example, if you search for valves on ShipServ Pages and then anchors, if you press the ‘Back’ button, it will remember the pages you visited and return you to the valves search results instead of the homepage. SS_PGID Pages This session cookie also allows you to navigate between pages efficiently and is deleted as soon as you close your browser. SS_TNID_BASKET Pages This cookie allows you to send the same Enquiry to multiple suppliers on Pages. Therefore, it helps you navigate across several pages and select several suppliers, without losing the initial count. Ekmpowershop – ASPSESSIONIDCASTARTA ekm%5Fshipserv shipserv.com WebStore Ekmpowershop is our hosted ecommerce software solution. This enables ShipServ to have a WebStore. The cookies used by Ekmpowershop are session cookies that are necessary in order to remember the products in your shopping cart as you proceed through the payment stages, as well as for the secure login for registered users.
- Useful CookiesThese cookies improve your experience of the ShipServ website by enabling you to have a smooth user experience through actions such as displaying the location of a supplier via Google maps.We also have sharing tools buttons for our Pages results and blogs, when you click on one of these buttons a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. Since these cookies belong to third parties, ShipServ has no control over them. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when sharing content through them.
Cookie name ShipServ app Purpose/comment ShareThis Shipserv.com ShareThis provides online services and applications that allow users to share content on the Web more easily. We have ShareThis buttons that allow users to share our blogs and articles from our site to various social media.
- Performance cookiesWe use Performance cookies for internal purposes to help us provide you with a better user experience. This helps us understand how you use our website so that we can improve it.
Cookie name and provider Description Google Analytics
Web Analytic cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. The information includes the time of the current visit, whether you have been to the site before, what site you came from as well as your preferences. We use this information to estimate our audience size and usage pattern, so that we can improve our website by understanding how people use it.
We also track activity on the website. For example, visitors can download marketing white papers from the site and we use Marketo cookies to see who does this and if they then visit other parts of our website.
- Advertising cookiesWe use a third party ad network technology and services provider called Cox Digital Solutions (which used to be called Adify, hence the cookie name below – afy11), to display and share advertising on a number of different sites. Being an advertising network, Cox Digital Solutions is working with various selected partners such as publishers and advertisers. Since these cookies belong to third parties, ShipServ has no control over them. You should check the below privacy policies of the third parties for more information.
Cookie name and supplier Description Cox Digital Solutions
Cox Digital Solutions is our ad network management technology and services provider.
Exelate is a partner of Google Display Network.
Bluekai is a data management platform.
Doubleclick.net DoubleClick is the ad technology foundation from Google.
Google Ads serves ads through AdWords as well as on the Google Display Network. They also serve ads through AdSense and AdMob programs on third-party partner sites and services.
Third party cookies
These cookies are sent to ShipServ web applications by third parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
In our blogs and news section, we sometimes use video content from websites such as YouTube, Vimeo and Vyoo. When you visit a page with such content, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. ShipServ does not control these cookies and you should check the relevant third party’s website for more information.
How to block cookies using browser settings
For instructions on how to switch on web browser cookie screening, including all the major web browsers, please click here