The Norwegian Polar Institute is the responsible handler for personal data.

What are cookies?

We are committed to protecting your privacy. As part of this commitment we are providing you with information about the cookies we use, so that you can make informed decisions.

Cookies are small text files that our website or services provided for us by other companies put on your computer. When you visit our website, we collect and process different kinds of information using cookies. This happens for instance when you access content, or otherwise use our website. The purpose of using cookies is to register traffic and optimize content. This information cannot be traced back to you as an individual. If you accept the use of cookies, keep using the site as before. 


Ny-Ålesund Research Station uses Google Analytics to track traffic, usage patterns and trends on our website. The collected data is used to improve user experience and optimize content on the website. In accordance with Google’s guidelines, no personal information is collected about you as a user. The collected data is stored on Google’s servers. You can read more about how Google collects and protects data here. If you want to opt out of Google Analytics data collection, you can install a browser add-on, available here.

Deletion of personal information

You can request to receive information of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase this data. If you would like us to delete the personal information that you have given us, please send an email to

Should you feel that we have not handled your personal data in a correct manner, please contact our data protection officer Ivar Stokkeland.

You may also complain to The Norwegian Data Protection Authority.

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