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Extended Information on the Use of Cookies

Thames Marine UW website uses cookies and similar technologies to ensure that procedures work properly and to improve the experience of using online applications.

This document provides detailed information about the use of cookies and similar technologies, how they are used by Thames Marine UW and how to manage them.


Cookies are small text strings that sites visited by the user send to the user’s terminal (usually to the browser), where they are stored and then transmitted back to the same sites the next time the same user visits. Cookies are stored, based on the user’s preferences, by the individual browser on the specific device being used (computer, tablet, smartphone).

Types of cookies

Based on their characteristics and use, cookies can be divided into several categories:

– Strictly necessary cookies

These are strictly necessary cookies to manage login and access to restricted functions of the site, typically for updating pages by web editors. The duration of these cookies is strictly limited to the work session (closed the browser they are deleted).

Their deactivation compromises the use of services accessible from the login. In contrast, the public part of Thames Marine UW site remains normally usable.

– “Technical” (analytics and performance) cookies

These are cookies used to anonymously collect and analyze site traffic and usage. These cookies, while not identifying the user, allow, for example, detection of whether the same user returns to log in at different times. They also make it possible to monitor the system and improve its performance and usability.

Some pages of Thames Marine UW site may store user preferences regarding font size and preferred display mode (graphical, high-contrast or textual) for the purpose of content accessibility. Disabling these cookies can be done without any loss of functionality.

– Profiling cookies

These are persistent cookies used to identify (anonymously and non-anonymously) your preferences and improve your browsing experience.

Thames Marine UW website does not use cookies of this type.

Duration of cookies

Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or the logout command is executed. Other cookies “survive” when the browser is closed and are available on subsequent visits by the user. These cookies are called persistent and their duration is set by the server when they are created. In some cases an expiration date is set, in other cases the duration is unlimited.

As you navigate through the pages of Thames Marine UW website, you may interact with sites operated by third parties that may create or modify persistent and profiling cookies.

Cookies management

Users can decide whether or not to accept cookies by using their browser settings. Disabling all or part of technical cookies does not affect the use of the functionality of Thames Marine UW site.

The setting can be defined specifically for different sites and web applications.

Below are web resources outlining how to do this for each of the major browsers:

  • Chrome:
  • Firefox:
  • Internet Explorer:
  • Opera:
  • Safari:

Google Analytics

Thames Marine UW website does not include components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). These are third-party cookies used to anonymously collect and analyze information about the usage behavior of Thames Marine UW‘s site by visiting users. These cookies are used to store non-personal information.

Google Analytics protects the privacy of your data in a number of ways:

Google Analytics’ terms of service, which all Google Analytics clients must abide by, prohibit the submission of personal information to Google Analytics. Personal information includes any data that can be used by Google to likely identify an individual including, but not limited to, names, email addresses, or billing information.

You may not provide Google Analytics data to third parties without your consent, except in certain specific circumstances, such as when required by law.

Google’s teams of technical security experts protect data from external threats.

Internal access to data (e.g., by employees) is strictly regulated and subject to employee access controls and procedures.

For more information, please refer to the link below:

Users can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component provided by Google on their browser.

To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to the link below:

Third-party (social) cookies

When you visit a website, you may receive cookies either from the site you visit (“owners”) or from sites operated by other organizations (“third parties”). An example is the “social plug-ins” from Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. These are parts of the visited page generated directly by the aforementioned sites and integrated into the page of the host site. The most common use of social plug-ins is for the purpose of sharing content on social networks.

The presence of these plug-ins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites operated by third parties. The management of information collected by “third parties is governed by the relevant disclosures to which please refer. For the sake of transparency and convenience, the web addresses of the various disclosures and cookie management methods are provided below:

  • Facebook informativa:
  • Facebook (configurazione): accedere al proprio account. Sezione privacy
  • Twitter informativa:
  • Twitter (configurazione): accedere al proprio account. Sezione Impostazioni, Sicurezza e privacy
  • LinkedIn informativa:
  • LinkedIn (configurazione): accedere al proprio account. Menu Account e Impostazioni, Privacy e impostazioni
  • Google+ informativa:
  • Google+ (configurazione):
  • Pinterest informativa:
  • Instagram: