Cookies Used by TheYachtMarket Network

TheYachtMarket Network includes the websites listed below and the information on cookies that follows applies to all of these:

The websites in TheYachtMarket Network use cookies, as most websites do, to help ensure we give you the best possible user experience. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or device when you browse websites.

We DO NOT use cookies for any of the following purposes:

  • To collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • To collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • To pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • To store any personally identifiable data in a cookie
  • To pay sales commissions

Giving us permission to use cookies

You can change the settings of the software you use to view our websites (your browser) to accept or block cookies; usually the default setting is to accept most types of cookies. If your browser settings are set to accept cookies and you continue to use our websites, then we will take this to mean you accept our use of cookies. If you would prefer to use our websites without allowing cookies, or you would like to remove cookies used by our websites, then please read Turning off / removing cookies below. Please note, however, that blocking/removing cookies that our websites use will prevent our websites from working properly for you.

Further information about our cookies

Cookies used by our own websites

Cookies are used to make certain essential features work such as:

  • Checking whether you are signed in or not
  • Saving you from having to sign in every time you visit our websites
  • Remembering your search preferences and other settings during and in between visits to our websites
  • Enabling you to add comments to our websites
  • Customising content for you
  • Remembering that we've already asked you certain questions so we don't annoy you by asking again; for example, that you've already seen our message about signing up to our email newsletter

Cookies used by third parties

Like many other websites, our websites use some functionality provided by third parties. Examples are embedded videos from YouTube and similar sites and Facebook's "Like" button.

If you disable these cookies, it is likely that the functionality provided by these third parties will no longer work for you.

Social network cookies

To enable you to share content from our websites on selected social networks Facebook, Twitter and Google+ we have placed sharing buttons on our websites.

We use this type of functionality from the following social network websites which may set cookies:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+

Each social network will have its own policy regarding privacy, and the implications of this for you will depend on the privacy settings that you have set on your profile (if you have one) on each of these social networks.

Google Analytics

Our websites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our websites. By using these websites, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Advertising cookies

Our websites are partially funded by displaying adverts. The display of these adverts is managed by several third party ad networks. Often, these ad networks use cookies to collect anonymous data about the websites you visit in order to serve the most relevant adverts to you, to prevent you from seeing the same adverts too many times and to report to advertisers, ad networks and ourselves how the adverts are performing. The ad networks we use include:

  • DoubleClick - owned by Google
  • AdSense - owned by Google
  • Adjug
  • Specific Media
  • Lijit

It is very common for cookies to be used in relation to online advertising. No personally identifiable data about you is gained by us, our advertisers or our advertising partners through this usage of cookies.

You can find out further information about online advertising from www.youronlinechoices.com. You can also opt-out of almost all advertising networks by visiting that site too. We would prefer that you didn't opt-out because online advertising is what keeps much of the content on the Internet free. Opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you don't see adverts on our websites, it'll just mean that they are no longer customised to be relevant to you.

DoubleClick's DART cookie

  • Google, as a third-party provider of our ad-serving solution, uses cookies to serve adverts on our websites.
  • Google's use of the DoubleClick's DART cookie enables it to serve adverts to our users based on their visit to our sites and other sites on the Internet.
  • You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Turning off / removing cookies

You can usually turn cookies off by changing your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. The way you turn off cookies will depend on the browser you are using. If you wish to turn off cookies you should consult your browser's "Help" information on this subject.

You can also remove cookies that have already been accepted by your browser. Again, how you do this will depend on your browser so you should consult your browser's "Help" information on this subject.

Please note, however, that turning off/removing cookies will limit your enjoyment of the web as most websites are built to take advantage of the features that cookies enable.