Privacy and Cookies

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

When you visit our website, our web server collects some basic information such as your internet service provider's domain name, which pages you accessed on our site, and when.

We use this information only to analyse the use of our website to help guide improvements. We do not collect any personally identifiable information.

Cookies

What is a cookie?

A cookie is small data file that is downloaded from a website to your computer or mobile phone.

Cookies help websites remember how you use them but they do not contain any personal information and cannot be used to identify who you are.

The purpose of cookies is to make it easier and quicker for you to use websites.

For example if you have to log in to use a service, a cookie will remember that you have already entered your username and password so you do not have to do so again to view other pages.

How to disable, control and delete cookies

The OGA will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

If you wish to restrict or block cookies set by the OGA website, please amend your browser settings accordingly. Please be aware that restricting cookies may restrict the functionality of our website.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You’ll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

Google analytics

The OGA website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses cookies (data files placed on your computer) to help website operators analyse how people use their site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the OGA website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of this website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Sharing tools

This website uses sharing tools. Sharing tools allow you to share content through social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. When you click on a sharing button, the social networking site may place a cookie on your computer. This would be a third-party cookie set by the social networking site. If you have any questions about the use of these third-party cookies, you should check the relevant social networking site's cookie policy.