Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy explains how and why we use cookies on The Baltic Exchange Websites.

By clicking “Accept Cookies, or by continuing to use our website without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies as set out in this Cookie Policy.

If you do not agree to our use of cookies as set out in this Cookie Policy, you should disable or delete the cookies associated with The Baltic Exchange Websites by changing the settings on the web browser on your device accordingly.

The use of external URLs in this policy is provided for reference only and is subject to change by the external publisher.

We reserve the right to make changes to this Cookie Policy without notice. Such changes will be published here and shall be effective upon publication. You agree that your continued access of The Baltic Exchange Websites after such changes will constitute your agreement to the revised Cookie Policy.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file, comprising letters and numbers, which is stored in your web browser’s file directory when you visit a website. Each cookie is unique to a web browser. Cookies can be from the website you visited or from third parties such as advertising networks. Cookies are sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie, and allow sites to recognise your device when you make a return visit. Some cookies are retained in your browser for only as long as you visit the website, while others are retained for a longer specified or unspecified period.

How you configure or disable cookies will depend on the browser you use. Visit the “Help” section of your browser to learn how to manage your cookie settings, or refer to the respective browsers’ guides on how to manage and delete cookies:-

If you use another browser not listed above, please visit the relevant browser developer’s website for instructions on managing the cookies.

How and why we use cookies

We collect and use cookies on The Baltic Exchange Websites for the following purposes:

Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are required for the Baltic to function. We may also use cookies to record and store our users’ acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, Data Policy and Cookie Policy.

Cookie name:

  • _logoutToken - Member session management
  • bs-consent-baltic exchange-consumer-cookieID - Cookie consent
  • JSESSIONID - Member session management
  • Members-popup - Member confirmation of policy change

Functionality Cookies: These cookies are used to remember your preferences so that it is easier and faster for you to navigate our websites, and to allow us to display our web pages in the way you choose. 

Cookie name:

cf_clearance - Security

  • _cp verifier* - SSO login

  • com.auth0.auth - SSO login

  • _com.auth0.auth - SSO login

  • KnowYourCustomer-* - Application preference data

  • KnowYourCustomerDB - Application reference data

  • cid - payment reference

  • user - payment reference

  • __stripe_mid - payment reference

  • merchant - payment reference

  • cookie-perms - payment reference

  • __stripe_sid - payment reference

  • __stripe_orig_props - payment reference

  • private_machine_identifier - payment reference

  • machine_identifier - payment reference

  • __stripe_mid - paymement reference

Analytics Cookies: We use third party analytics tools, which employ these cookies to collect statistical information about the users of our websites, e.g. the number of users, page views or impressions, entry and exit points to and from our websites, how much time users spend on each page and which links they choose to click etc. Such information is captured and stored only in aggregated, anonymised form (i.e. we do not identify you personally from such information) (“Aggregated Information”). We use such information to understand how people use our websites and to help us improve content and layout. We use Google Analytics and MS Clarity to record and analyse such Aggregated Information. For more information on their security and principles (including how to opt-out of these tools), please go to:,  and respectively.

Cookie name:

  • _clck

  • _ga

  • _ga_* 

What if I do not allow the use of cookies?

If you do not want cookies to be placed on your device, you can control this by disabling or deleting the cookies by adjusting the settings of your web browser on your device.

If you choose to block or restrict the use of cookies, some areas of The Baltic Exchange Websites may not be accessible or display/function properly.

Further, if you delete your cookies, we will not be able to know that you have opted out of targeted advertising on our website, recognise that you have agreed to our Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy or remember your preferences. It means that you will need to accept the use of cookies and provide other cookie-related information, or (as the case may be) opt-out, again. 

Apart from cookies, some information relating to your visits to The Baltic Exchange Websites may be captured through your web browser (depending on your settings) whenever a connection is made over the internet, due to how the internet functions (“Non-Cookie Browser Information”). This means that the capture of this information is subject to your own settings, and not within The Baltic Exchange’s control. Consequently, the disabling and deletion of our cookies will not prevent such Non-Cookie Browser Information from being captured.

If you have any questions about this policy, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected]

Updated: 03/08/2023