website scraping cookies

Hi,
I'm trying to scrape a website that needs to you accept the use of cookies before showing any data.
i.e. www.marinetraffic.com

how can I best proceed?

previously I used:
VSL_Name <- WEBSITE_URL_TO_SPECIFIC_VESSEL %>% html_nodes(xpath=VSLName) %>% html_text()

but since the website was updated this approach does not work anymore

Thanks for your help
Patrick

It looks like they have an API for retrieving data:
https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais-api-services

Though it's not specific to R, this is a nice guide to how to approach web scraping in an ethical way, and you should always try to use an API when it's offered:

The polite package helps you do that with R and rvest:

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