What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer, smart phone or other devices when you visit websites. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as provide information to the owners of the website. Cookies cannot be executed as code or used to deliver viruses and they cannot enable access to your hard drive.

What information do we collect and how is it used?

When someone visits www.harbourenergy.com we use technology to collect information to help us enhance the experience on our website and also to allow us to improve the site. This means that when you visit our website, cookies or similar technologies may be placed on your computer/device. So that you know more about the technologies used and can make informed decisions about how your data will be collected, we have provided a description of these below.

In compliance with legislation, our website cookie banner allows you make a choice regarding the types of cookies placed. Please note that our website may contain links to other websites. We have no control over how your data is collected, stored or used by other websites and we advise you to check their privacy notices and cookie policies before providing any personal data to them.

How and why do we use cookies?

Cookies allow us to recognise users (where appropriate), tailor the content on our website and help us improve its functionality. Without certain types of cookies enabled – called “strictly necessary” cookies - the website may not function as efficiently or to its full capacity, thus negatively affecting the user experience, therefore, your consent is not required for these. We use analysis and statistical cookies to obtain information about visitors to the website and about the devices used to access the website.

Types of cookies

There are many different types of cookies and other tracking technologies available. Harbour Energy only uses strictly necessary and statistics cookies – see descriptions below for more information.

  • Essential or “strictly necessary” cookies – These are essential to the running and functionality of the website and they are placed without the need for your consent.
  • Performance or experience cookies (statistics) – These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website. For example, which pages are visited most often, how people navigate around the site and if there are any error messages that appear. They collect only anonymised data or aggregated information that is used to improve the way the site works and the user experience.
How you can control and delete cookies

Most cookies help you get the best out of our website; however, you can choose via the cookie banner to accept or refuse some or all of these. If you want to learn more about cookies, including how to manage and delete them, the following third-party website provides clear information www.allaboutcookies.org.

Additionally, if you would like to know how to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, please visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Website cookies

Details of the cookies used on our website are detailed below:




Preserves user session state across page requests



Loads the cookie side-banner for visitors



Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website



Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate



Used when the user accepts the disclaimer



Takes a time stamp of the exact moment a visitor leaves a site



Collects data on where user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used; used by Google Analytics



Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website



Keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was and when their last visit occurred



May use your device IP address, pixel code, referring HTTP location, current HTTP location, search string, time of access, browser's time, any searches made on the website and other statistics in order to analyse Log Data from different websites and combine it with other non-personally identifiable data to produce reports

Third party websites

This policy does not cover any websites we link to from this website. For more information about cookies on other websites, please read their respective policies or statements.

Data protection

Please refer to our Website Privacy Notice. For further information regarding how we process personal data collected via cookies and for more information regarding the controls in place.

Who do I contact if I have any further questions?

If you have any further questions about anything in this Policy, please contact us.

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