Our website uses cookies.  By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies.  A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies on this website

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.

We may send to you the following cookies:

(1)    OAG2009UUID2 – Unique User ID made up of alphanumeric characters and
hyphens to identify a subscriber who has logged in to change
their preferences.

(2)    EVENTBASKET – Set when visiting the Event Booking area. Stores the ID of the
user’s basket.

(3)    UKOOAPUBS – Set when searching for Publications. Relates to the user’s

Cookies (1) and (2) are session cookies, whereas cookie (3) is a persistent cookie.

Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies come from other domain sources that have items embedded on
the page.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Google Analytics may send to you the following cookies:

Cookie type: Persistent
Tracks each user’s amount of visits, and the time of the first, the previous, and the current visit .

Cookie type: Persistent
Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters the site.

Cookie type: Session
Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site.

Cookie type: Persistent
Tracks where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link).

Cookie type: Session
Used for custom segmentation in a user-defined report.


Hotjar web analytics service is used to monitor how users interact with our websites, allowing us to address any identified issues with user experience. You can opt-out of tracking by Hotjar here: https://www.hotjar.com/opt-out and can learn about Hotjar’s ability to use and share information through the Hotjar Terms & Conditions of Use, available at https://www.hotjar.com/terms, and the Hotjar Privacy Policy, available at https://www.hotjar.com/privacy/.


YouTube may send to you the following cookies:

Type: Persistent

Type: Persistent
Set when the controls are clicked on a video.

Type: Persistent
Set by clicking the Share button on a video. Used to remember a Youtube users’ basic preferences.


Yudu may send to you the following cookies:

Type: Session


Type: Session


Batchgeo may send to you the following cookies:

Type: Persistent
DoubleClick is Google’s ad serving service (the map displays an advert in its footer). The DART cookie is used to track visitors across all websites serving Doubleclick advertising so that ads can be targeted to their interests.

Type: Persistent
Used to test if a browser will accept the _drt_ cookie.


Type: Persistent
For Google Analytics.

Type: Persistent
For Google Analytics.

Type: Session
For Google Analytics.

Type: Session
For Google Analytics.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites including this one.

How we use cookies

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:

  1. administer the website;
  2. improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
  3. enable your use of the services available on the website;
  4. send to you goods purchased via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website;
  5. send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;
  6. send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
  7. send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
  8. send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
  9. provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user; and
  10. deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.

Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.  For example:

(1)    in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector;

(2)    in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and un-checking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

Deleting cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:

(1)    in Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);

(2)    in Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you “clear private data” (this setting can be changed by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Settings” in the “Private Data” box) and then clicking “Clear private data” in the “Tools” menu.

Doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

Policy amendments

We may update this cookie privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.


Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the cookie policies or practices of third party websites.



If you have any queries relating to this cookie policy or the processing of your personal information, please contact us at:

[email protected]; or  Legal Manager, Oil & Gas UK, 3rd Floor, The Exchange 2, 62 Market Street, Aberdeen, AB11 5PJ.