Cookie Policy

When you visit the Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme website, the site uses "Cookies".

Cookies are small text files that are deposited in the buffer memory of your browsers. Different types of cookies do different things. Some help to distinguish you from other users of our website. The information contained in cookies can be used to manage your submission(s) and any updates made to an individual Missing Seafarer or Fisher Report, and allows us to improve our site. In addition, Cookies make it possible to analyse and record your surfing habits in an anonymous way.

Most of the cookies we use will be automatically deleted from your hard disc at the end of the browser session. However, there are also cookies that remain with you on the hard disc.  These help us to know whether you have visited our site before and which entries and selections you prefer.

You can, at any time, completely switch off the use of cookies in the settings of your browser. If you do this then some areas of our website may no longer work properly.

The types of cookies that we use on this site are:

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 30 days.