Cookie policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are a specific technology that store information between website visits.

Cookies are small pieces of information, normally consisting of just letters and numbers, which online services provide when users visit them. Software on the user’s device (for example a web browser) can store cookies and send them back to the website next time they visit.

Cookies can be useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. 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.

How we use cookies

The Portico Shipping website uses two kinds of cookies.

We use some necessary cookies that are there to enable the website to function.

We also use optional cookies which help us understand how our customers use our website. Some cookies are for analytics, which helps us to make ongoing improvements to the user experience on our website. Some further cookies support our online advertising on platforms such as Google Ads and LinkedIn.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable necessary cookies by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

The Portico Shipping website uses necessary cookies to control cookie preferences and for security.

Some cookies are used to remember a user’s choices about cookies on the Portico Shipping website. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that preference will be stored in the cookie. This is necessary so the website does not ask users to set their cookies preferences on each visit.

Further cookies are used to protect the website against spam and bot attacks.

_GRECAPTCHAUsed to provide spam protection
rc::fUsed to distinguish humans from bots
rc::aUsed to distinguish humans from bots
cookieLawInfoConsentThese cookies remember a user’s choices about accepting cookies on our website.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analyticsThese cookies remember a user’s choices about accepting cookies on our website.
viewed_cookie_policyThese cookies remember a user’s choices about accepting cookies on our website.

Optional cookies

When you first visit the Portico Shipping website, you will be asked if you want to accept optional cookies, or view cookie settings.

In cookie settings, you can select whether you want to accept or not accept cookies, and submit your preferences.

Until you provide consent to use cookies on the website, optional cookies will not be activated. You can continue to navigate the website without submitting your preference, and not accepting cookies won’t affect your experience across the website.

The Portico Shipping website uses the following optional cookies.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to track page visits, how our users navigate through the website, and information about where traffic comes from. This information helps us to improve the user experience.

Google Analytics processes anonymised information on:

  • a page a user visits
  • how long the user spends on each page
  • how the user got to the site
  • what the user clicks on while visiting the site

We do not store your personal information through Google Analytics (for example your name or address). We will not identify you through analytics information, and we will not combine analytics information with other data sets in a way that would identify who you are.

_gaEnables analytics to distinguish one user from another13 months
_ga_4CCHPE9B85Used to identify and track and individual session13 months
_gat_UA-124308657-1Used to limit the amount of data recorded by GoogleDuration of the session
_gidUsed to store and count pageviews and interactions1 day

We use some further cookies to track the performance of our Google Ads campaigns. These cookies do not store any personal information. We will not identify you through Google Ads data, and we will not combine this with any other data sets in a way that would identify who you are.

AECUsed to detect spam, fraud and abuse.6 months
_gcl_auUsed to store and track conversions3 months


We use LinkedIn cookies to track the performance of posts and ad campaigns on LinkedIn. We do not use any data collected to identify users.

You can learn more about LinkedIn cookies on their website.

li_gcUsed to store cookie consent6 months
UserMatchHistoryMatches user with LinkedIn Ads ID13 months
lidcFacilitates the selection of the data center1 year
bcookieIdentifies the user’s browser1 day
bscookieUsed to remember that a user is verified by two-factor authentication1 year
li_sugrUsed to match the user’s identity3 months
AnalyticsSyncHistoryStores information about the time a sync took place1 month

Session cookies

Session cookies allow websites to recognise and link the actions of a user during a browsing session.

These are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you have left the site. This information is not stored after you have left our site.

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

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

You can also opt out of tracking by Google Analytics across all websites.