NEWSTAR Cookies and Tracking Policy 

This Cookies and Tracking Policy (hereinafter, “Cookies Policy”) applies to all activities of Laurel Navigation (Mauritius) Ltd. (hereinafter called “NEWSTAR” or “We”) with respect to the cookies that NEWSTAR collects and stores in the course of its business activities, including through the NEWSTAR websites (“Websites”) and other interfaces with data subjects that it operates.


General principles 

NEWSTAR is committed to ensuring that your personal data and data privacy are protected in accordance with the best practices available, as well as according to NEWSTAR’s relevant legal obligations. This Policy explains your rights regarding the cookies NEWSTAR collects, processes and uses, including via the Websites, Personal Area, and Apps, as well as NEWSTAR’s use of safeguards to protect these rights. The Policy also applies to NEWSTAR’s use of cookies and tracking on the relevant website and application interfaces, as specified in this Cookies and Tracking Policy.

We may revise this Policy from time to time, and such changes shall come into effect from the moment NEWSTAR notifies you of such changes and/or updates, either by email, on the Websites or in some other reasonable manner.

Important note: You may indicate your consent to this Cookies Policy by clicking “I agree” on the button that appears at the bottom of the Policy. [Consent tab at the end of the Policy]


NEWSTAR’s Use of Cookies and Tracking

What's a cookie?

A cookie is a small file sent from a website, which is then stored by your web browser. When you return to the Personal Area, the information in the cookie can be used to recognize your last session. Cookies cannot install malicious software such as viruses on your device, and they do not store any of your personal data or account information.

Why do we use cookies? 

We use cookies to save and maintain users' settings and selected preferences during browsing sessions, for saving repeating users' preferences for future use (e.g. geographical location, accessibility and language selections and preferences), and for statistical analysis of the Websites, Personal Area's’and Apps’ performance and trends and monitoring and identifying errors.

Where do cookies come from? 

Cookies originate from two types of sources: first party and third party. The classification whether a cookie is 'first' or 'third' party refers to the internet domain that is placing the cookie. 

• First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time.

• Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the site being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that site this would be a third-party cookie.


When you first visit the Websites and Personal Area, you will be given the option to accept or decline the use of cookies. You can also control the use of cookies at the individual browser level, and instructions for managing cookie usage can be found for the following browsers, at:

• Google Chrome

• Internet Explorer

• Firefox 

• Safari

• Safari Mobile 

• Opera 

If you reject cookies, you may still use the Websites and Personal Area, but your ability to use some features or areas of the Personal Area may be limited or unavailable. Many browsers allow a private mode to be activated through which the cookies are always erased after the visit, and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waive any claim or demand in this regard.

If you wish to opt out of interest-based advertising click http://preferences-mgr.truste.com/ (if you are located in the European Union click http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/).


Do Not Track/Privacy Mode

“Do not track” or “privacy mode” is a function that allows website users to opt out from being tracked by websites for any purpose including the use of analytics services, advertising networks and social platforms. Do not track options are available in a few browsers including:

• Firefox

• Internet Explorer 

• Chrome 

• Safari

• Opera 

If you have enabled the “do not track” function in your browser, you will not be tracked. This is in addition to you opting-out of the aggregation and analysis of data for the statistics of the Websites, Personal Area and Apps.


Categories of cookies we use


Strictly Necessary 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 will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.


Cookies used

• OptanonConsent

• OptanonAlertBoxClosed

• RequestVerificationToken


• BIGipServerzswp.NEWSTAR.com


Performance 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 to 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, and will not be able to monitor its performance. 


Cookies used

• _pk_id.923228e7-d119-45eb-a025-e4d1b1af6e1b.ae07

• _pk_ses.923228e7-d119-45eb-a025-e4d1b1af6e1b.ae07


Functional Cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. 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. 


Cookies used

• AKA_A2

• stg_returning_visitor

• TS01f7aa8d

• TS01f7aa8d_31

• country

• TS0144a025_28

• TS0144a025

• dtCookie

• TS0128f558


Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be set through our site 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. 


Cookies used

• stg_last_interaction

• stg_traffic_source_priority

• RT 

We place a high priority on the security and confidentiality of the information stored in the persistent cookies we use in the Personal Area. For example, we do not store any of your personal information, payment information or passwords in persistent cookies.


What kind of third party cookies do we use?

Can I withdraw consent for the use of cookies or tracking tools?

If you wish to withdraw your consent, you can use our cookies control interface by clicking on the below link [Insert Link to OneTrust Interface]

Similarly, you can choose to opt-out of cookies at any time by managing and/or deleting your cookies using your internet browser settings.


Additional Information, Updates and Questions

Additional information on cookies in general:

A number of websites provide detailed information on cookies, including AboutCookies.org and AllAboutCookies.org.

Updates to our Policy

We update our Cookies Policy from time to time, if we introduce a new cookie or tracking tool which processes new information or wish to process the information collected by your cookies and tracing tools in a new manner, we shall notify you and ask you to consent to this updated processing or new cookie or tool.

A default configuration and use of our first-party cookies and third-party cookies used in the Personal Area are described in the table below