Cookie Policy

Introduction 

The pages on the OGA website (“the website”) are published by the Oil and Gas Authority.

What is a Cookie 

A cookie is a small data file that is downloaded from a website to the device used to access the website. Cookies help websites remember how you use them but they generally do not contain any personal information and generally cannot be used to identify who you are.

How the OGA use cookies

Cookies help us to improve your experience of the website. For example, they allow us to:

  • Remember who you are which can assist with filling out forms.
  • Monitor how the website is being used so that we can keep improving it.

The OGA does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you, except any information you may submit when subscribing to receive any information from the OGA.

There is a cookie which allows the OGA to administer the website and make changes to the content. These cookies check if you are logged in or not so that the site can display information to you.

The OGA uses cookies only to analyse the use of the website and help to guide improvements.

Disabling Cookies

If you wish to restrict or block cookies used by the OGA, you can amend your browser settings. If you opt out of cookies it may restrict the functionality of the website.

You can view your cookie code by clicking on the cookie to open it. Once you have opened the cookie you will see a string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card which can only be seen by you and the server that gave you the cookie.

Google Analytics

The website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies to help website operators analyse how websites are used. The information provided by the cookie (which includes your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers which may be outside of the European Union.

Google uses the information provided by the cookie to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, where it is required to do so by law, or to a third party, where the third-party processes information on behalf of Google.

Further information on Google Analytics can be found at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.  

Sharing Tools

Sharing tools allow you share content from the website through social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

When you click on a sharing button, the social network site may place a cookie on your computer. This is a third-party cookie set by the site. If you have questions about the use of third party cookies, you should check the social network’s own cookie policy.