Privacy & cookies

This page contains important information explaining how this internet site uses cookies. Please read this information carefully.

Use of information

This Privacy Policy regulates the use by Tullow Oil plc (TULLOW) of the information you provide when using this website. It is to be read in conjunction with the terms and conditions of use of the website.

TULLOW is committed to the online privacy of all its users. This policy statement is designed to give a clear explanation of TULLOW's data processing practices. For your protection, we are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and have given all appropriate notifications to the Information Commissioner.

We will not collect any information about individuals, except where it is specifically and knowingly provided by them. Examples of such information are:

  • Your name
  • Your mobile telephone number
  • Your email address
  • Your occupation

The information collected will be used to send you the information you have requested and to provide information that may be useful to you.

We may share non-personal aggregate statistics (group) data about our site visitors' traffic patterns with partners or other parties. However, we do not sell or share any information about individual users.

Data automatically collected

TULLOW log visitor's domain and IP address automatically; this information does not identify you as an individual, but only the computer that is being used to view the site. This data is used to see where the site is being used in the world to ensure coverage, and to help better understand site usage, so that we can improve our service to you. We do not link information automatically logged by such means with personal data about specific individuals.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of text which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree (or your browser agrees automatically if you have set it up in that way), your browser adds that text in a small file.

A cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets website operators know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We have included a full list of the cookies used on tullowoil.com below, along with a definition of what the cookie is used for. TULLOW will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

How to control and delete cookies

We know that people have concerns about cookies, but we believe that the benefit that you and TULLOW gain from their proper use is worthwhile.

You can delete the files that contain cookies – those files are stored as part of your internet browser. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by tullowoil.com, or indeed any other website, or if you wish to receive notification of cookie placement requests or decline cookies completely, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Please be aware that declining or denying cookies may prevent you from being able to use the website to its highest capability.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device you will need to refer to your manual.

This is a list of the main cookies set by the TULLOW websites, and what each is used for:

The Tullow Oil plc web site only

Cookie name Used for Cookie expires Domain Definition
ASP.NET_Sessionld Session ID End of session .tullowoil.com TullowOil.com uses a number of suppliers who also set cookies on our website on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing.
_ga Google Analytic 2 years .tullowoil.com
_gat Google Analytic 3 minutes .tullowoil.com
guest_id Tweetts feds 2 years .twitter.com
metrics_token Tweetts feds 2 months .syndication.twitter.com
pid Tweetts feds 1 year and 6 months .twitter.com
NID Google advertising 6 months .google.com
OGPC Google advertising 1 month .google.com
PREF Google advertising 2 years .google.com
sf-trckngckie Sitefinity tracking cookie 6 months .tullowoil.com

Third-party cookies

Cookie name Used for Cookie expires Domain Definition
9zPvLuyUwc 2011 Half year results, 2010 Full year results webcast End of session www.thomson-webcast.net TullowOil.com uses a number of suppliers who also set cookies on our website on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing.
template_login 2011 Half year results, 2010 Full year results webcast 1 year www.thomson-webcast.net
fw0dK3TchO Register for 2011 full year results End of session www.media-server.com

Your rights

TULLOW is required to comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1988. This provides amongst other things that the data we hold about you should be processed lawfully and fairly. It should be accurate, relevant and not excessive. The information should be kept up to date, where necessary, and not retained for longer than is necessary. It should be kept securely to prevent unauthorised access by other people. You have the right to see what is held about you and for any inaccuracies to be corrected.

Policy changes

Any changes to this policy will be posted here.