Cookie Policy

This is the Cookie Policy for It applies to information collected and used by Westwood Shipping Lines, Inc (“WSL”, “we“, “our” or “us”) when you access and use our website. This information is collected through instruments known as Cookies and various other technologies used to set and interact with Cookies on our site.

This Cookie Policy explains what Cookies are, which Cookies we use and why, and what you can do to manage your Cookies preferences. Where any information we collect through Cookies qualifies as personal data, our Data Protection and Privacy Policy applies to the collection and use of that data. Please review this Cookie Policy and our Data Protection and Privacy Policy here carefully.

Please note that this Cookie Policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, the privacy practices of third-party websites which may be linked to this website.

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; session cookies, on the other hand, are temporary and expire once you close your browser (or once your session ends).

Cookies, help the website user navigate efficiently between pages and the website operator to track usage of the site, analyzing trends and improving our site for our users; and delivering content tailored to your interests and the way you browse our website.

You can find out more about cookies at

We use cookies to make our websites easier to use and to better tailor our websites and our products to your interests and needs. Cookies may also be used to help speed up your future activities and experience on our websites. We also use cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how people use our website and to help us improve the structure and content.
Our cookies are either first party or third party. Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party depends on the website or domain placing the cookie. In the context of this Cookie Policy, first party cookies are cookies set by us and all the information collected from such cookies are received by us, while third party cookies are set by other parties, we do business with.
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but that will cause some parts of the site to not work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Name of cookie Source Purpose Cookies Used Lifespan
WSL WSL For identification and authentication of visitor to the website First party Session
.AspNet.Consent WSL For cookie consent banner, to remember that the visitor has clicked ‘Accept’ First party 1 year
.AspNetCore.AntiForgery, WSL Helps prevent cross-site request forgery attacks. First party Session
.AspNetCore.Mvc.CookieTempDataProvider WSL Used for form data functionality First party Session
Google reCAPTCHA These cookies are used by reCAPTCHA to make an assessment for whether the form submission is legitimate (human) or malicious (bot). Third Party 180 days
(~6 months)
We make use of analytical or performance cookies to analyze how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by customizing our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use analytical or performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. The information collected by these cookies is not associated with your personal information by us or by our contractors.
Name of cookie Source Purpose Cookies Used Lifespan
_gat Google Tag Manager Used by Google Analytics to limit collection of data on high traffic sites. Third party 1 day
_ga Google Analytics Calculates visitor, session and campaign data and keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors. Third party 2 years
_gid Google Analytics Register a unique ID that is used to general statistical data on how the visitor uses the website Third party 1 Day

The cookie consent tool can be utilized to customize your cookie preferences. The tool will record when you have consented to our Cookie Policy and will ask for consent once a year to ensure users stay up to date with changes to our Cookie Policy and Data Protection and Privacy Policy. The cookie consent tool specifically controls the performance cookies set by using our primary public website ( Strictly necessary cookies cannot be disabled, nor can the tool be used to block cookies on third party websites linked from our website.

You can access the cookie consent tool anytime from the Manage Cookie link in the Footer.

You can also change your preferences for our websites and/or the websites of any third parties by changing your browser settings. Please note that most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. Please refer to your browser settings to adjust or modify your cookie preferences. If you use different devices to view and access our website (e.g. your computer, smartphone, tablet etc.) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences. Please visit for more details on how to delete or reject cookies and for further information on cookies generally. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

If you disable the cookies that we use, you will still be able to visit our website, but this may impact your experience while on our website, for example you may not be able to visit certain areas of our website or you may not receive personalized information when you visit our website.

If cookies are deleted, the information collected prior to the preference change may still be used. However, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information from your user experience.

Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from third party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites. Third parties may use cookies which are downloaded when you visit our site.
We may update this Policy and we would encourage you to review the Policy from time to time to stay informed of how we are using cookies.
Version: September 2023