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Cookies Policy

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

We use cookies to collect and store information about how you use the UK Ship Register website.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again

Cookies on are not used to identify you personally. 

Use of cookies on this website

The table below explains the cookies we use and why. 

Cookie preferenceCookieControlThis cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.
Universal Analytics (Google)_ga
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data
Vimeo cookiesplayer
We embed videos from our official Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Vimeo channel. When you press play Vimeo will drop third party cookies to enable the the video to play and to collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video. These cookies do not track individuals. 
  • Change your settings

    You can change your cookie preferences on at any time by clicking on the ‘C’ icon (found in the bottom left-hand corner of the page). You can then adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.

    Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.

    To find out more about cookies, visit the Information Commissioner's Office - Cookies page.

    Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

    To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

    To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit


    Cookies on websites we link to

    Other websites and services we link to may set additional cookies and, if so, will have their own cookie policy. This includes other government services and social media platforms such as LinkedIn or Twitter.