Cookie Policy

Cookies

When we provide internet services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable and this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These are known as cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a site, and contain a unique, anonymous number. They are stored in the cookie directory of your device. Some expire at the end of your website session; others remain on your device for slightly longer.

Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify you personally. You may safely turn off cookies on our web site without affecting how our web pages are displayed or function.

How are cookies used?

Cookies are used to improve our website and your experience when using it through, for example:

  • recognising that you may have already entered your username and password so you do not need to re-enter it every time you need to logon
  • analysing data to help us understand how people interact with our web pages so we can make them better

How does the Mauritius Ports Authority website use cookies?

Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features.

We may also use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.

We do not sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law.

Types of cookies

First party cookies

First party cookies are cookies placed by the specific website visited - the website displayed in the browser’s address bar. 

What cookies does the Mauritius Ports Authority website put on my device?

First party cookies

Session cookies for logged in user

Our website uses a cookie to recognise that you may already have entered your username and password so you do not need to enter it every time you logon.

Google analytics

Our website uses Google analytics to measure how many people are using our web pages and to help us understand how people interact with our web pages so we can make them better. Google uses a cookie to enable us to gather this information.

Google maps

Our website contains some pages that display a Google map. When viewing these pages Google uses a cookie to store preferences and information.

Twitter

Our website contains pages that allow you to post to Twitter. This functionality will occasionally use a cookie to facilitate this.

Share 

Some of the pages in our website can be shared with third party websites, like Facebook and Twitter. Occasionally a cookie is used to by the third party to enable you to do this.

How to manage your cookies

Web browser cookies

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The 'Help' function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to block cookies on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your device as well as more general information about cookies.