What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small information file that is automatically stored on the hard disk of your computer when you visit a website. Each cookie has a unique identification number. Cookies can be used to collect or store information about how you behave on a website and/or on your device. “Reading” those cookies makes it possible to retrieve information stored by the cookies.

Cookies also usually have an expiration date. Session cookies expire automatically: they are deleted when you close your browser. Other, persistent cookies remain on your computer until you manually delete them.

What kind of cookies do we use?

To maximise your privacy, PortWatch only uses essential cookies.

Essential cookies are technically necessary for the proper functioning and correct use of the website. Two types of essential cookies apply on the PortWatch website: session cookies and persistent cookies.
Persistent cookies record your language preference, for example, so that when you visit the website again, it will immediately be displayed in the language of your choice.  Session cookies have no memory and are automatically deleted when you close the website.

PortWatch uses Matomo because those cookies best ensure user privacy and anonymity. Matomo is the market leader when it comes to user privacy and anonymity. This is one of the reasons why it is used by several public authorities and the European Union. 

The PortWatch website does not use functional and/or analytical cookies.