What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file that is loaded into a browser when users visit a certain website. Cookies enable websites to distinguish between users and how they want to use the websites. More information about cookies can be found, for example, at www.allaboutcookies.org .
Different made cookies
Cookies are used for different purposes. Roughly speaking, four categories can be defined:
- Necessary cookies – these cookies ensure normal functionality and security of connections.
- Preference cookies – these cookies enable the website to remember the appearance, behavior and/or other changes or choices that the user chooses to make on the website.
- Statistical cookies – these cookies help the website owners to understand how users up to groups behave on the website.
- Marketing cookies – are used to follow users between sites. Their goal is primarily to show users advertising content that is likely to be relevant to the user.
It is important to distinguish between first and third party cookies. The domain name of a site that makes the cookie determines whether it is considered a first- or third-party cookie. First-party cookies are created on the site the user visits. Third-party cookies are created on a different domain than the user visits. Ferðvevir only allows third-party cookies that meet the requirements set up internally.
How can I get rid of cookies?
More information on how to set cookies on different browsers can be found here