Our Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files. They get stored on the hard drive of your computer when you visit certain websites. They allow websites to respond to you as an individual. Cookies are also used to identify computers that have visited or accessed a website previously. They help websites to understand how users interact with them online and make improvements to the user experience such as tracking how many visits are received to an individual page or how many times a link or an advertisement is clicked.


Cookies are widely used on the Internet and do not harm your computer. They do not identify you personally and no identifiable information, such as payment details, are stored in cookies. Most web browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome, have cookies automatically enabled. To find out more about this please see Managing Cookies below.


Our cookies policy

To maximize your online shopping experience at Po-ferries-uk.co.uk your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies.


Our cookies don't store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details. However, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies Po-ferries-uk.co.uk or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.


Here's a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for. You'll find information about 3rd party cookies below.

Cookie name Cookie purpose Expiry

This is a 'session cookie' . It basically tells us that you are actively using our site, so we can know, at any given time, how many people we have visiting us.

End of the browser session

Similar to the PHPSESSID above

1000 days

This one stores a current site identifier that lets us provide site related information

1000 days

3rd Party cookies

When you visit Po-ferries-uk.co.uk you may notice some cookies that aren't related to Po-ferries-uk.co.uk. If you go on to a web page that contains embedded content, for example from YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.


Some of the business partners that may set cookies on Po-ferries-uk.co.uk include:

3rd Party cookie name Who uses it and what's its purpose Expiry

DC Storm Unique identifier for a click generating a landing

1 year

DC Storm Stores the visit definition - ts type, number of visits, expiry

1000 days

DC Storm Stores the referrer details to avoid duplicate Landing events

10 minutes

DC Storm Unique sale ID

1000 days

Google Analytics contains custom data. We store information about inbound or outbound clicks which includes location and page – we pass this to Google


Google Analytics Used to identify unique visitors to our sites. The results are sent to our Google Analytics account so that we may see how many unique visitors come to this site based over a period of time.


Google Analytics Used to determine the type of referral used by each visitor to arrive at our site. The cookie determines if the user has come directly to the site or via a search engine, email or email campaign.

6 months

ClickTaleStores the visitor's id. We use the value to determine whether or not to record the visitor's behaviour whilst using the site.

1 year

DC Storm Stores a user identifier (only within a site)

1000 days

DC Storm Stores the history of traffic sources the user has arrived to the site by

1000 days

DC Storm Stores information about the session

1000 days

DC Storm Flags whether the environment variables (screen size, browser etc) need to be collected again

30 days

DC Storm Indicates whether or not the last page was secure (HTTPS).

20 mins

This is a third-party cookie set by a trading partner we work with. As with all our cookies, no personal information is stored. This simply lets our partner know you have visited our site.

End of the browser session

Po-ferries-uk.co.uk 'share' features

If you 'share' Po-ferries-uk.co.uk content through social networks – such as Twitter, Facebook or Pintrest - you could be sent cookies from these websites. We do not control these cookies, so please take it onboard yourself to check any third-party websites for information about their cookies policy and how to manage them.


Managing cookies

The majority of cookies are deleted as soon as you close you log off the Internet by closing your browser, these cookies are known as session cookies. Other cookies however, known as persistent cookies, are stored on your computer’s hard drive until you delete them directly or they expire themselves.


If you wish, you can either block or delete cookies through your browser settings. However please be aware that by doing this you may reduce the browsing experience of the website and might not benefit from the full range of services available.


To check that your cookies are enables, or to switch them off, check your web browser’s settings:


PC: Click on 'Help' at the top of your browser window and select the 'About' option


Mac: Make sure your browser window is open, then click on the Apple menu and select the 'About' option


Further information about cookies

If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org (opens in a new window - please note that we can't be responsible for the content of external websites).