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Cookie Statement

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through 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 .

Do VesselsValue use cookies?

Yes. We use cookies to help us remember details of your visits to These include information about your visit. Eg. Traffic data, location data, your IP address, the previous website from which you reached us and the type of browser you use.

For details of how we use, store and collect data please read our Privacy Statement /legal/privacy/privacy-statement . We do not share any personal information with third parties.

Which cookies do VesselsValue use?

Further information about the cookies used by VesselsValue is provided below based on the classification presented in the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) Cookie Guide.

Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential to allow us to provide services that you have requested or purchased.

Category 1 cookies used by VesselsValue:

  • Login status (__vv_sess) – To identify you as being logged in to the Website.
  • User subscription data – Subscription cookies allow us to ensure that you can access services covered by your subscription. This includes compare_ships which allows you to compare ships on Database.
  • Login information (__vv_remember) – To remember that you’re logged in.
  • Session Information (PHPSESSID) – This is a session cookie that expires after a browser session so would not be stored longer term, we use this to personalise your experience and to remember your actions between pages.
  • Cookie Permissions (__vv_cookies) – This is so we can remember your privacy settings based on your selections.

Category 2: Performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Website, eg. which pages visitors go to most often. The information collected by these cookies is aggregated, so these cookies don’t collect information that identifies individual visitors. The information collected is anonymous and is only used to improve the way the Website works.

Category 2 cookies used by VesselsValue:

  • Web analytics (_ga, _gid, cebs, cebsp) – Web analytics cookies are used to improve the design and user experience of our website by providing statistics and aggregated anonymised images and recordings on site usage and pages visited. We use Google Analytics, Crazy Egg and Act On to help monitor and analyse use of the Site.
  • Embedded videos – We use Vimeo to embed videos on our site and show video content. Without these cookies, the videos may be unavailable.

Category 3: Functionality cookies. These cookies allow us to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more relevant features.

Category 3 cookies used by VesselsValue:

  • Marketing automation software – We use Act On to analyse website trends, build landing pages and forms and improve the user experience on our website.
  • Live Chat Support – We use Zopim to provide a Live Chat functionality to visitors on our website. Zopim live chat widget sets the following cookies:
    • zlcid to store the Zopim Live Chat ID used to identify a device across visits, and also across a single chat session.
    • zprivacy to store the user’s preference to disable Live Chat, and cease using cookies. The zprivacy cookie is stored across visits.

How to Manage and Disable Cookies

You can change your cookies settings on our preference centre, including accepting or declining certain cookies. But please note that some parts of the Site may not work as intended or may not work at all without cookies. Our system will automatically issue cookies when you log in to the Site unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies.

Changes to this cookies statement

We reserve the right to change this cookies statement at any time.

If you have any questions about our cookies statement, please email us at [email protected].

Updated: 22nd December 2022