Information about our use of cookies


This is a website operated by MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. alongside MSC Shanghai. MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company registered in Switzerland at 12-14 Chemin Rieu 1208, Geneva, and MSC Shanghai on the 26th Floor, Shanghai Ruifeng Int'l Towe, 248 Yangshupu Road, CN – 200082, Shanghai, China.

MSC is committed to protecting your privacy. This Cookie Policy accounts for the Cookies used via the Website (hereinafter “Website”).

Our Website uses cookies to distinguish you from other visitors of our Website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Website.



Cookies are small text files assigned to your browser to collect internet log on and visitor tracking information (including IP address, browsing history, and geolocation data, where and as allowed by applicable law).

Cookies helps us track your use and provide the best possible user experience by allowing us to know how to improve our Website. We also may use cookies to provide you with information on our services that may be of interest to you, where and as allowed by law.

Cookies can be identified as "persistent" or "session", and “first-party” or “third-party”. Our Website notifies you when you are receiving cookies, giving you the choice to accept them or not.



We use cookies that are strictly necessary for the correct functioning of our Website. These cookies are always activated and do not require your consent.

We also use cookies that are still reasonably necessary or important, but they are non-essential and, therefore, require your consent.

For these cookies (i.e., performance, targeting, functional & analytic cookies), we request your consent (by the “accept all cookies” button in our cookie banner or through our cookies settings or your browser cookie settings) before placing them on your device.

More specifically, this Website uses the following types of cookies, as listed below:



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 Website may consequently not work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.



Name Domain Purpose Expiry Policies



Token This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorized posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser. Session Read More


SessionId The first time a user accesses a session-enabled ASP.NET application this cookie is created.

Each time a user wants to authenticate in our application, the session is cleared and this cookie is overwritten in the browser. This is a security measure in ASP.NET application session control.
1 year Read More


BoxClosed This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust. It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user. The cookie has a one year lifespan and contains no personal information. 1 year Read More
OptanonConsent This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor. 1 year Read More
__cf_bm The __cf_bm cookie is a cookie necessary to support Cloudflare Bot Management, currently in private beta. As part of our bot management service, this cookie helps manage incoming traffic that matches criteria associated with bots.
This is a CloudFoundry cookie
1 day Read More



These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Website. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Website. 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 Website and we will not be able to monitor its performance.



Name Domain Purpose Expiry Policies
_hjSessionUser_ This period shows the length of the period at which a service can store and/or read certain data from your computer by using a cookie, a pixel, an API, cookieless tracking, or other resources. Session Read More



Progress  Store unique visits. Session  Read More
 _hjSession  A cookie that holds the current session data. This ensures that subsequent requests within the session window will be attributed to the same Hotjar session  30 minutes Read More
 _hjFirstSeen  Identifies a new user's first session on a website, indicating whether or not Hotjar's seeing this user for the first time.  Session Read More
 _hjTLDTest   When the Hotjar script executes we try to determine the most generic cookie path we should use, instead of the page hostname. This is done so that cookies can be shared across subdomains (where applicable). To determine this, we try to store the _hjTLDTest cookie for different URL substring alternatives until it fails. After this check, the cookie is removed.  Session Read More



Sample This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that user is included in the data sampling defined by your site's pageview limit.  10 minutes Read More



Sample This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that user is included in the data sampling defined by your site's daily session limit.  10 minutes Read More
 AKA_A2 Used to speed up content delivery on the website by leveraging Akamai's adaptive acceleration features and caching.  1 hour Read More



COOKIE  This analytics cookie is provided by Sitecore. It tracks a visitor’s multiple visits to our Website in one year. We use this information to help improve our Website. This cookie is not used to identify individuals using the Website.  1 year Read More
 RT Part of Akamai's Boomerang product which is used to measure page load times experienced by the visitors.  7 days Read More
ajs_anonymous_id    These cookies are generally used for Analytics and help count how many people visit a certain site by tracking if you have visited before.  1 Year   Read More




These cookies may be set through our Website by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.



Name Domain Purpose Expiry Policies
currentLocation Location 3 months Read More
 _ga_********  This cookie stores a unique ID for a website visitor it tracks how the visitor uses the website. The data is used for statistics.  1 year Read More 




These cookies enable the Website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. 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 services may not function properly.



Name Domain Purpose Expiry Policies
Hm_lpvt_ Ensures the functionality and usability of the page and is used to track errors.  Session  Read More
 Hm_lvt_ Ensures the functionality and usability of the page and is used to track errors.  1 year Read More
 sitename#lang This cookie is provided by Sitecore. This cookie tracks a user's language selection. The name of the cookie varies based on the configured site name.  Session Read More



This Website uses Baidu Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Baidu. Baidu Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the Website analyze how visitors use the Website.

For more details on Baidu Analytics and on how Baidu processes your data, please visit Baidu’s Privacy policy.

Baidu uses cookies to customize services for each individual user. However, you may choose to accept or reject cookies. Through cookies, Baidu can provide each user with more relevant and personalized services. At the same time, when you visit Baidu through any of its products, permits transmission of cookies within the Baidu domain to Baidu’s Web server. Any contents collected through cookies will be dealt with in a collective, anonymous manner.



Name Domain Purpose Expiry Policies
BAIDUID_BFESS Collects data related to browsing and user behavior - This is used to compile statistical reports and heatmaps for the website owner.  1 year Read More
 BA_HECTOR  Targeting cookie.  1 day Read More
 BAIDUID The cookie is used in connection with the integration of Baidu -Map on the website - The cookie is required for some mapping functions.  1 year Read More
 PSTM  Baidu analytic cookie.  1 year Read More
 BIDUPSID Used to send data to Baidu about the visitor’s device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.  1 year Read More


_BFESS Used to send data to Baidu about the visitor's device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.  1 year Read More
 H_PS_PSSID The time the page is currently being browsed, and the cookie is set to the current time each time the page is browsed.  Session Read More
 AMCV_### This cookie is used to set and store the unique visitor ID used on the Experience Cloud Solutions. This ID helps to recognize the user.  Session Read More
 s_cc JavaScript is responsible for setting and reading this cookie to determine if cookies are enabled (if set to "True").  Session Read More


_BFESS  Used to send data to Baidu about the visitor's device and behavior. Captures the visitor across devices and marketing channels.  1 year Read More
 ZFY   Targeting cookie.  1 year Read More



This Website uses cookies and other technologies for security reasons, like authenticating visitors, preventing fraud, and protecting you as you interact with our service. Authenticating a visitor helps this Website to ensure that only the actual owner of an account can access that account.

The combination of these cookies allows Baidu to block many types of attack, such as attempts to steal the content of forms submitted in Baidu services, and prevent spam, fraud, and abuse.



Name Domain Purpose Expiry Policies
ak_bmsc Collects data related to browsing and user behavior - This is used to compile statistical reports and heatmaps for the website owner. 2 hours Read More




Data concerning Website visitors will not be stored for a longer period than the above-mentioned expiry period for each cookie type. Moreover, no information coming from our Website will ever be either communicated or disseminated to unspecified recipients.


If you agree with MSC’s cookies policy click ACCEPT on the banner or pop-up that appears when you enter our Website.

Should your cookie preferences change at a later stage, and you wish to withdraw your consent to any non-essential cookies, you will need to modify your preferences in the cookies settings or delete, block or disable cookies via your web browser settings.

Please note that disabling or blocking some or all of the categories of cookies will affect the functionality of our Website and may impact your access and experience with our Website.
Additionally, your cookies preferences are limited to this Website only and not to other third-party owned websites. For more information on cookies used by those websites, please refer to their specific privacy notice or cookies policy.

Please note, it is possible that, at times, these links and descriptions may not correspond to the latest version published by the developer of each web browser, however, here are some instructions to assist you should you decide to change your cookie preferences:








Go to "Set up" in the menu bar, which should open, and click on “Privacy Settings”

Google Chrome


Open Chrome on your computer. Go to the top right and click More. Click More tools Clear browsing data. At the top, choose a time range. To clear all data, select All periods. Check the boxes next to "Cookies and other site data" and "Cached files and images". Click Clear data.

Microsoft Edge 10 or earlier version


Go to "Tools" in the menu bar, which should open, and click on "Internet Options". Click on the "Privacy" tab at the top. Go to "Settings" and move the slider up to the "Block all Cookies" button.

Microsoft Edge 11


Go to "Tools" in the menu bar, which should open, and click on "Internet Options". Click on the "Privacy" tab at the top. Go to "Settings" and then "Advanced" to allow or block first-party and third-party cookies or if you prefer to be prompted.


Click the Menu button and select Options. Select the Privacy and Security panel and go to the Cookies and Site Data section. Click Manage data.... The Manage Cookies and Site Data window will open. In the Search for websites: field, type the name of the website whose cookies you want to delete. The cookies that match your search will be displayed. To delete all cookies and site storage data, click Delete All. To delete selected items, select an entry and click Delete Selected. Click Save changes. A confirmation window titled Delete cookies and site data will open: click OK.


Go to the Safari menu, click "About" to determine which version of Safari you are using. In the Safari menu, click on "Preferences". Once in the Safari preferences window, click on "Privacy". Set preferences to accept cookies next to "Block Cookies".

For more information on cookies you can also visit:,, which contains general information about cookies and comprehensive information on how to modify the cookie settings on a wide variety of web browsers along with information on how to delete cookies from your computer.

Additional Information

This Cookies Policy may be modified whenever there are changes to the configuration and/or use of the Website. In order to maintain maximum transparency with you, MSC will always keep the updated version published on our Website stating the date of update at the bottom of this page.

If you notice any unidentified cookie or you would like more information on cookies installed through our Website, you may contact our DPO at the following email address:

Cookie policy last updated on May 2023