Privacy Policy

The Barents Observer is committed to protecting our users’ privacy. We seek to be fully transparent about our data practices and their privacy implications.

The Barents Observer website is operated on a Drupal platform.


When visiting The Barents Observer, general access information such as your IP address and browser details are logged for technical purposes.

The Barents Observer uses Google Analytics (GA) for visitor readership statistics and event tracking. GA uses multiple first-party cookies to measure user-interactions.

The Barents Observer displays banners or other widgets from selected third parties, including Google Ads

Usage Data

We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.


We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.


You may choose to sign up for our English-language newsletter or Russian-language newsletter by providing your email address and, optionally, your name. We provide direct unsubscribe links in all of our newsletters for easy removal.

We will never trade your newsletter details, including your email address.


The Barents Observer has processes in place for timely patching of its platform and software. We are hosted by Ramsalt Media and data is primarily processed and stored in Norway and Western Europe.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.


The current Privacy Policy is subject to Norwegian law.

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