Cookie Policy

The policy summarises the different types of cookies we, The China Navigation Company Pte. Ltd., use on our website, together with their respective purpose and duration (i.e. how long each cookie will remain on your device).

What are cookies?

Cookies are files or pieces of information that may be stored on your computer (or other internet enabled devices, such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit a website. A cookie will usually contain the name of the website from which the cookie has come from, the "lifetime" of the cookie (i.e. how long it will remain on your device), and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number.

What do we use cookies for?

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 their structure and content. We cannot identify you personally from this information unless you have specifically logged into the site with a username at some time.

What types of cookies do we use?

We use both first-party and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are cookies issued from our Swire domain and are generally used to improve the user experience on the website and make the information presented more relevant.

Third-party cookies belong to and are managed by other parties such as our service providers. These cookies may be required to submit certain forms, such as the submission of a job application, or to provide services within the website that are delivered by a third party.

There are generally two types of cookies:

  • Session cookies – these are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave our website.
  • Persistent cookies – Persistent cookies remain on your device for much longer or until you manually delete it (how long the cookie remains on your device will depend on the duration or "lifetime" of the specific cookie and your browser settings). We use these cookies to analyse user behaviour to establish visit patterns so that we can improve our website functionality for you and others who visit our website(s). These cookies allow us to remember selections and preferences from previous visits to the website to avoid these having to be provided each time and therefore provide a more relevant experience.

How can I control or delete cookies?

You can choose to reject or block all or specific types of cookies applicable when you visit our website by clicking on the cookie preferences, as such option is appropriately worded (e.g. Remember me), on our website(s) that require explicit login. 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 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 personalised information when you visit our website.

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.