Cookies are files or pieces of information that may be stored on your computer (or other internet enabled devices, such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit a website. A cookie will usually contain the name of the website from which the cookie has come from, the "lifetime" of the cookie (i.e. how long it will remain on your device), and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number.
We use both first-party and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are cookies issued from our Swireseabed domain and are generally used to track visit statistics for web analysis purpose such as visits, page views, file downloads, traffic sources and the type of device used for browsing.
Third-party cookies belong to and are managed by other parties such as our service providers. These cookies may be required to submit certain forms, such as the submission of an enquiry, or to track visit statistics for web analysis purpose such as visits, page views, file downloads, traffic sources and the type of device used for browsing.
There are generally two types of cookies:
Session cookies – these are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave our website.
Persistent cookies – Persistent cookies remain on your device for much longer or until you manually delete it (how long the cookie remains on your device will depend on the duration or "lifetime" of the specific cookie and your browser settings). We use these cookies to analyse user behaviour to establish visit patterns so that we can improve our website functionality for you and others who visit our website(s).
You can choose to reject or block all or specific types of cookies applicable when you first visit our website by clicking on the cookie preferences on our website(s). You can also change your preferences for our websites and/or the websites of any third parties by changing your browser settings. Please note that most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. Please refer to your browser settings to adjust or modify your cookie preferences.
If you disable the cookies that we use, you will still be able to visit our website but this may impact your experience while on our website, for example you may not be able to visit certain areas of our website or you may not receive personalised information when you visit our website.
If you use different devices to view and access our website (e.g. your computer, smartphone, tablet etc) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences. Please visit www.allaboutcookies.org for more details on how to delete or reject cookies and for further information on cookies generally.