Cookie Policy

Information about cookies


  1. What is a cookie?

Cookies are computer files or partial data that can be saved on your computer (or other devices enabled to browse the internet, for example smartphones or tablets) when you visit the site (the Website). Usually, a cookie contains the name of the website from which the cookie itself comes, the 'life span' of the cookie (i.e. how long it will remain on your device), and a value, which is usually a unique number, generated randomly.


  1. Why does Contship utilize cookies?


On the Website, cookies are used to:

  • make it easier and simpler to navigate and view the content on the website;
  • make interactions with social networks, or with other external platforms, directly from the pages of this website (eg: like or sharing content on social networks);
  • collect browsing data anonymously and produce aggregate statistics with the aim of improving the content and information within the website in relation to the needs and tastes of users.


  1. Types of cookie.


Technical cookies


These are cookies used for the sole purpose of "carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service" ( Article 122, paragraph I, Legislative Decree 196/2003). They can be divided into navigation or session cookies, which guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas). Technical session cookies have a duration equal to the single browsing session and are therefore automatically deleted at the end of the browsing session. The information contained in the cookies, as mentioned, is simply for technical purposes and is neither stored nor accessible by the site owner's staff.

This website uses technical session cookies.


Analytical cookies

They are similar to technical cookies and are those used directly by the site manager to collect information, in aggregate form, on accesses and number of users and on how they use the site. They only pursue statistical purposes.

This website uses analytical cookies.


Profiling cookies

Profiling cookies are aimed at creating profiles relating to the user and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user in the context of surfing the net.

This website uses profiling cookies.


Persistent cookies

They are cookies that last longer, beyond the closing of the browser session, they are often used to allow the website to remember the previous choices of a user.

This website uses persistent cookies.


Third parties cookies

These are cookies set by a domain other than the one visited by the user. We speak of a Third Party cookie if a user visits a website and a third company sets a cookie through that site.

This website uses third parties cookies, including:


  • Hubspot, a CRM platform that uses cookies to help us better understand the behavior of users on the website and allow us to keep track of the preferences and requests expressed by users. Each time a visitor accesses the website, Hubspot verifies the existence of an associated tracking cookie; if it does not exist, a new cookie is linked to the visitor, allowing to log the pages viewed and the preferences expressed on the site. Visitors are tracked anonymously until they decide to fill out a form and consent to the processing of the data provided. Further details on the cookies used by Hubspot are available at:

  • Google Analytics, a web statistics and analysis service, offered by Google Inc. It is aimed at identifying which pages are most viewed by visitors to the site, how long they have remained on them, the geographical area from which they are browsing. This information is processed only for statistical purposes and in a strictly anonymous form. The information collected by Google Analytics, including the visitor's IP address, is transmitted to the Google Inc. server, anonymously. These cookies cannot be used to profiling or identify users, but are used exclusively for statistical purposes in aggregate form. More information on Google Analytics cookies can be consulted at:

  • Google Maps, a maps service offered by Google Inc. Google's extended information can be consulted at:
  • Google Adwords: Google uses cookies to monitor conversions, connecting data from the Google AdWords network with the activities performed on this website. More info at:
  • Social Plugins for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and others. 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 plugins is aimed at sharing content on social networks. The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites managed by Third Parties. The management of the information collected by "Third Parties" is governed by the relevant information to which reference is made. To ensure greater transparency and convenience, the web addresses of the various information and methods for managing the cookies of some Social Plugins are shown below.


The following is a list of all the cookies currently used by the website


Technical cookies

has_js: Drupal (the CMS platform upon which the website is built) uses this cookie to indicate whether or not the visitors browser has JavaScript enabled.  (Expires: end of browser session)

SESS*: Drupal (the CMS platform upon which the website is built) uses this cookie to identify you as you navigate the site or when you login. (Expires: end of browser session)


Profiling cookies

_fbp: This cookie will help deliver our advertising to people who have already visited our website when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising.  (Expires: 3 months)


Analytical cookies (Google)

_ga: Used in combination with the _gid to distinguish users and generate statistical data.  (Expires: 2 years)

_gid: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.  (Expires: 24 hours)

_gat_UA-###: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.  (Expires: 1 minute)

_dc_gtm_UA-###: Your unique Analytics ID used by Google Tag Manager to generate visitor and statistical data.


Analytical cookies (Hubspot)

__hs_opt_out: This cookie is used by the opt-in privacy policy to remember not to ask the visitor to accept cookies again. This cookie is set when you give visitors the choice to opt-out of cookies. (Expires: 13 months)

__hssc: This cookie keeps track of sessions. This is used to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), and session start timestamp. (Expires: 30 min)

__hssrc: Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when HubSpot manages cookies, it is considered a new session. (Expires: end of session)

__hstc: The main cookie for tracking visitors. It contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session).  (Expires: 13 months)

hubspotutk: This cookie is used to keep track of a visitor's identity. This cookie is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts.  (Expires: 13 months)




  1. How to disable cookies


Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change these settings to block cookies or to warn you that cookies are being sent to your device. There are several ways to manage cookies. Check your browser settings for more detailed information. The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component provided by Google on his browser.

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


Below, we provide other useful links for disabling third-party cookies:

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Twitter informative:

Twitter (configuration):

Linkedin informative:

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Google+ informative:

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