Cookies Policy

Diana Shipping Inc. (hereinafter: «the Company»), pursuant to the applicable national and European legislation on data protection, and especially with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (hereinafter the “General Data Protection Regulation” or “GDPR”), and in its capacity as a data controller, hereby informs you with respect to the processing of personal data it conducts through the use of cookies implemented in this website (

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files saved in the computer or the user’s portable device each time they visit a website. The information saved in the user’s computer may consist of data such as the pages they have visited, the date and time of the visit, as well as any random and unique identification number of the user.

2. Why do we use cookies in our website?

This website uses cookies to allow you having access to our services, to manage connection sessions, to provide customised websites and to adjust promotional and other content in order to reflect users’ special interests, as well as to conduct anonymous cumulative statistics which helps understand the way public uses this website and improve its structure and content.

3. Personal data processing

Any personal data collected by us by way of the cookies described below is processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice.

4. Types of cookies

This website uses cookies of the following categories:

Necessary cookies (Mandatory): These cookies are necessary for the operation of the website and for us to provide you with the functionalities of the website you choose. Further functions include the prevention of misuse of our services, as well as the storage of your choices concerning privacy. According to legislation, their installation does not require your action.

Performance cookies (Provisional): They make us capable of constantly improving the level of our services, by collecting and analysing statistics concerning your transfer from another website to us and in general concerning visits to our website (e.g. number of visits, more frequent searches). Third parties (such as web browsers may have access to this information. These cookies collect personal data, such as (general area of stay, user actions while browsing our website etc.) only after you provide your specific consent thereto and such personal data will be kept by web analytics companies.

Marketing cookies (Provisional): Third parties (such as Google Analytics) use your online activity to the website for the purposes of analysis and consequent commercial/advertising use, for example, in order to analyse your online activity to the website and show you relevant content. Third parties have access to this information. Marketing cookies do not collect any personal data. Based on our future needs and marketing actions, such cookies may collect some personal data but it will be decided based on our specific actions.

5. Google Analytics

In order to better understand how our services are used, we monitor certain user activities that take place within our products, including page views and clicks on any links used through the Google Analytics Service. For further information related to Google’s privacy policy, please see

6. How to Enable Cookies and Disable Cookies?

You can modify your browser settings in order to reject cookies. Since cookies are maintained by your web browser, the method for enabling or disabling them will vary depending on which browser you are using. More specifically:

• Internet Explorer 8.0 – 11.0:

Click Tools or the gear icon at the top of the browser window. Select Internet Options. Click the Privacy tab and then the Advanced button on that tab. Ensure that “Override automatic cookie handling” is checked. Set the First and Third party cookies to “Accept”. Check “Always allow session cookies”. Click OK. Exit Internet Explorer and restart your browser. Alternatively by clicking ‘Advanced’ you can exercise finer control over the browser’s behaviour, choosing whether to accept, block, or prompt for cookies originating either on the website you are visiting (first party cookies) or originating from websites other than the one you are visiting (third party cookies, typically used by banner advertisements hosted on an advertiser’s website).

• Microsoft Edge – Windows 10:

In Microsoft Edge, click the three dots/lines button in the top right corner, and then select Settings and View Advanced Settings. In the Cookies section, you can choose whether to allow or block cookies from various sources.

• Mozilla Firefox 7.0 and newer:

Click the menu button Tools and choose Options menu item (may be under the Firefox button or ‘Parallel Lines’ menu button). Select the Privacy and Security panel and go to the Cookies and Site Data section. Select Accept cookies and site data to enable cookies. To disable cookies, select Block cookies and site data and use the drop-down menu next to Type blocked to choose the type of cookies to block. If you are troubleshooting problems with websites, make sure that Accept third-party cookies and site data is NOT set to Never. Choose how long cookies are allowed to be stored. Keep until: They expire: Each cookie will be removed when it reaches its expiration date, which is set by the site that sent the cookie; or until Firefox is closed: The cookies that are stored on your computer will be removed when Firefox is closed. Close the about: preferences page. Any changes you have made will automatically be saved.

• Google Chrome:

Steps are the same for both PC and MAC. Click on the Chrome menu button on the browser bar. Click Settings. Scroll down and click Advanced. Alternatively for older versions of Chrome choose Options on the Customize and control menu, and then open the Under the Bonnet tab. In the Privacy and security section, click Content Settings. Click Cookies. Set the required cookie behaviour – add URLs to the Block and Allow sections to configure cookie behaviour for specific websites. Click the slider to Allow sites to save and read cookie data.

• Opera:

Open the Settings/Preferences window. Click the Opera menu at the top of the screen. Click the Preferences menu item. Click in to the Search Settings box and type in Cookies. As you type in Cookies you will see Opera altering the content of the settings page. Once you have typed in “cookies”, you will see the Clear Browsing Data button with a yellow tooltip; but this is not desirable, so scroll down to the actual Cookies preferences section. Choose your preferred Cookies settings. By selecting the first option – “Allow local data to be set“, you allow websites to store cookies on your computer for as long as the websites want to. You can also choose “Keep local data only until I quit my browser“. This will cause normal cookie functionality to work, but nothing will be kept after you close your browser. Finally, you can choose “Block sites from setting data“, which will cause cookies to be blocked altogether. There is also a checkbox to control whether or not third-party websites are allowed to set cookies on your computer. Enabling this can help prevent advertisers from tracking your behaviour across websites. Once you have selected your Cookie preferences, you can simply close this browser tab.

• Apple Safari:

Click the Wrench icon on the top right of the browser. Choose Preferences on the Settings or Edit menu (Windows) or the Safari menu (MacOS).Click on the Privacy tab. Now set the required cookie behaviour.

• Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad):

From the home screen tap the Settings icon, and then choose Safari. Click on the Accept Cookies option and set the required cookie behaviour.

• Android browser:

Tap the Internet icon to start the browser, and then press the phone’s menu button. From the list of options, choose More, and then select Settings, and click to the Privacy and Security. Scroll down the resulting list and check or uncheck the Accept Cookies item.

• Android Chrome:

Start Chrome, then open the options menu and scroll down to Settings, followed by Site settings. You can now choose whether to allow sites to save and read cookie data.

• Windows Phone 10:

In the Edge Browser, tap ‘…’ then ‘Settings‘. Click on ‘View advanced settings‘ item and then scroll down to the Cookies section, where you can select the required cookie behaviour.

• Windows Phone 7/8:

In Internet Explorer, tap ‘More…’ and then ‘Settings‘. Check or clear the ‘Allow cookies on my phone‘ item to set the required cookie behaviour.

7. Contact Us

If you have any questions about our use of cookies, you can find the most relevant contact details in our Privacy Notice.