Privacy and Cookies

Who we are

This is the privacy statement for the website of BORA Blue Ocean Research Alliance® ( BORA Blue Ocean Research Alliance® is a dynamic and innovative relationship between Subsea 7 (UK Service Company) Limited (Subsea 7) and National Oceanography Centre Innovations Limited. Subsea 7 is providing this website for BORA Blue Ocean Research Alliance® and references to “we” or “our” are references to Subsea 7. We want you to feel secure when visiting our website and are committed to maintaining your trust and privacy.

We will at all times seek to comply with Data Protection Legislation and any applicable laws and regulations to ensure that the personal information you give us is kept secure and treated fairly and lawfully.

Information we may collect from you and how we use it

We do not collect any personal information about individuals unless it is specifically and knowingly provided by them. If you decide to contact us or make use of personalised services (e.g. when you send us an email enquiry or complete our Contact Form) we collect your personal information and use that information as required for us to provide the relevant services or handle your query. Examples of the personal information we may collect include your name, email address, company and occupation. We may use that information to communicate with you or share information that you have asked for.

When you visit the site, we also, through the use of cookies and/or other similar technologies, gather information automatically about your browser type, IP address and details of how you accessed the website and the pages you visited. We use this analytical information to help us understand how visitors use the website and make improvements to the layout, content and/or performance of the site. For more information on cookies, please see the cookies section in this Privacy Statement.


What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you first visit a website. The next time you visit that website, any relevant cookies are sent back to the website, so that the site knows you have been there before. Cookies help you to navigate between different website pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving the user experience.

Cookies we use
We use cookies (Performance and Functional) to collect anonymous information about how visitors use the BORA Blue Ocean Research Alliance® website. By using our website, you agree to have cookies placed on your personal computer or device. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor and are only used to improve how the website works. We use cookies to speed navigation, improve functionality and keep track of how visitors use the site, for example, which pages visitors go to most often or how many users are connected to the BORA Blue Ocean Research Alliance® site at any one time. We cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

We use cookies to enhance your experience, but you can manage your cookie preferences or withdraw your consent for their use at any time by disabling or deleting cookies in your internet browser settings. The Help function in your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit 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 machine as well as more general information about cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use the full functionality of the website if you turn all cookies off.

Google Analytics
When you visit we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to keep track of the pages you and other visitors have viewed so that we can improve the quality of our website and its content.

Please note that we only use necessary and analytical cookies on our website and do not use cookies for marketing purposes.

If you have any questions about cookies, please contact us via email at

Our use of cookies

Cookie Name or ID Type Purpose Data held by the Cookie Cookie Expiry Date
cookie_accept Necessary This cookie is used to remember that consent has been given to set cookies No data is held by this cookie. 90 days
_ga Analytics This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. 2 years
_gid Analytics This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form. 1 day
_gat Performance This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites. Unique identifier for this website. 1 minute