Cookies policy

  1. Does this website use cookies?

In addition to asking you to submit personal information, we may collect information about you automatically, usually through the use of cookies, when you visit the website. A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. This information is not normally personally identifiable and includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the internet, your IP address, your browsing patterns, your geographical location and your username and password.

  1. What information do we collect?

Specifically, we collect the following information:


What we collect

How we use it

Information through your use of our Site including:

We use this information, including to:

Details of your visits to our Site e.g. the web pages or content viewed and language preferences;

Analyse visits to our Site, including web pages or content viewed

Device information such as operating system, unique device identifiers, the mobile network system;

Gain a better understanding of your needs through analysis;

Hardware and browser settings;

Statistical analysis and research purposes;

The pages you visit and search engine terms you use;

Provide, develop, personalise and improve our services;

Areas of the website you've accessed and third-party sites you have visited; and

Identify issues with the Site and user's experience of it; and

IP address.

Monitor the way our Site is used.

Information that we collect incidentally from other sources or public sources, including:

We use this information, including to:

Information available in the media;

Maintain union issues awareness;

Information presented on our social media timelines; and

Build and maintain our social media presence and awareness of our causes; and

Information collected by security systems.

Provide security to our Site.



  1. Why do we collect this information?

This information helps us:

  • Understand your use of our services and the Site;

  • Understand and respond to your feedback;

  • Research and analyze the services that you want;

  • Improve our services;

  • Develop and maintain relationships with other trade unions, partners and other companies and dealing with individuals who work for them in the maritime sector.

These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

  1. How can you manage Cookies?

Most internet browsers give you the option to reject all cookies, accept all cookies, erase cookies stored on your computer or be notified before a cookie is stored on your computer. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended. You will need to refer to your internet browser instructions to find out more about these options and how to use them or you can consult here (https://www.aboutcookies.org/). If you delete cookies, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.