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Cookie Policy for European Waterways

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality. For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

Site Preferences Cookies
In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies which will recall this information when you return to a page which has your preferences already set.

Third Party Cookies
In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web, to help us to understand how you use the site and to show ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce useful content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page

From time to time we test new features and make changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features, these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience on the site whilst ensuring we understand which improvements our users appreciate the most
As we sell services, it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase and we use cookies to track this data. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work, social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you but, as explained earlier, if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave such cookies enabled in case they are used to enhance one of the features you use on our site.