Shearwater Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first party cookies. We also use third party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts.

How do we use cookies?

More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

Assisting you in navigation;

Assisting in registration to our events, login, and your ability to provide feedback;

Analyzing your use of our products, services or applications;

Assisting with our promotional and marketing efforts. (including behavioral advertising)

Below is a detailed list of the cookies we use on our Website. Our Website is scanned with our cookie scanning tool regularly to maintain a list as accurate as possible. We classify cookies in the following categories:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Performance Cookies

Functional Cookies

Targeting Cookies

Shearwater utilises a Cookie Consent management service provided by www.onetrust.com. You can opt-out of each cookie category (except strictly necessary cookies) by clicking on the “cookie settings” button below:

Cookie Settings

  • Cookie Type

  • What these cookies do

  • Essential cookies

  • These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site may not work then.


  • Targeting cookies

  • Targeting cookies are used to analyse the use of our website(s), to build a profile of your interests, to show you relevant adverts and to understand the urgency and nature of the need of our website visitors. We generate information about the use of our website(s) by means of cookies and other web-tracking technology. The information generated relating to our website(s) is used to identify our customers' visits and to determine their interests mainly for sales and marketing purposes.


  • Social media cookies

  • These cookies allow users to share our websites on social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. These cookies are not within our control. Please refer to the respective privacy policies of the social media provider for how their cookies work.


  • Analytics cookies

  • These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site.


  • Functionality cookies

  • These cookies allow the provision of enhance functionality and personalization, such as videos and live chats. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these functionalities may not function properly.


If you have any questions regarding cookies which are deployed on our website, you can contact us here.

You can find more information about cookies, behavioural advertising and online privacy at www.allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.eu.

How do I accept or reject cookies?

Shearwater utilises a Cookie Consent management service provided by www.onetrust.com. You can opt-out of each cookie category (except strictly necessary cookies) by clicking on the “cookie settings” button below:

Cookie Settings

If you do not want to be tracked by Google Analytics cookies you can opt-out by installing a browser plug-in here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

At any time, you can prevent cookies from being set on your browser. For instructions on how to block, delete or disable any cookies, please consult your browser's 'Help' or 'Support' section. Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our website.

Please consult the following links for information on cookie management and blocking according to your browser:

Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en

Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH19214?locale=en_GB

You can also find more information and manage cookie storage at: www.youronlinechoices.eu.