LAST UPDATED JANUARY 1, 2020

Terms of Use Website for the use of cookies and "privacy" of the user.

1. What is a cookie?

What is a cookie? A cookie is a small file, often composed of letters and numbers, that is downloaded to computers when users visit certain websites. Cookies allow websites to identify users' computers. More information about cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org.

We use cookies on the website to ensure the best possible user experience. Cookies are used for a variety of purposes, including to improve the functionality of the Website's website, for analytics and to target ads to audiences. Cookies may contain text, numbers or information such as dates, but no personal information about users is stored there.

What are the different types of cookies? Sitemaps allow websites to link to user actions during browsing. They are used for a variety of purposes, such as remembering what a user has put in a shopping cart while browsing a website. Seat cookies can also be used for safety. Session cookies are generally deleted when a user leaves a website and are therefore not saved for a long time. Persistent cookies are stored on the user's computer and remember the user's choice or actions on a website.

Cookies are either first-party cookies or third-party cookies. It depends on the domain of the website that makes the cookie whether it is considered a first or third party cookie. First-party cookies are basically cookies that are created on the website that the user visits. Third-party cookies are those created on a different domain than the user visits. Those who are afraid of cookies and want to disconnect them can do so in browser settings. It should be noted that the website vefíða.is does not guarantee the accuracy or security of the content on third party websites.

Use of a Website for Cookies

By accepting the Website's terms and conditions regarding the use of cookies, vefida.is is granted permission to:

  • Identify users who have previously visited the site and tailor search and service to visitors according to the authentication
  • Make it easier for users to browse the site, for example by remembering previous actions
  • Develop and improve the website's services by gaining insight into its use
  • Show ads to users
  • Collect and send notifications about the number of users and traffic in the area

Vefsíða.is also uses Google Analytics and Facebook Pixels. Analytics and Pixels collect information anonymously and provide reports on website development without reporting any individual users or personal information. Google Analytics and Facebook Pixels use their own cookies to monitor visitors' interactions with websites. Based on this, the Website reserves the right to display advertisements to users through the Google and Facebook remarketing systems. The information is recorded with the help and use of cookies. Those who do not want to see such ads can turn off the use of cookies.

3. Turn off the use of cookies

Users can and always are allowed to configure their web browser so that the use of cookies is stopped, so that they are not saved or the web browser asks for user permission first. Such changes may reduce access to certain pages on the Website or the Website as a whole.

You can revoke your consent at any time by blocking cookies on the website or deleting them from your browser. However, it may hinder the functionality of the site to some extent.

How to change cookies varies between web browsers, but more information can be found at the following links:

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050

Internet Explore: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored

Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=en_US

If you use another browser, you should be able to find cookie settings information on the browser's website.

4. How long are cookies on users' computers / smart devices?

Cookies are stored in users' computers for a maximum of 24 months from the time the user last visited the website vefida.is.

5. Handling of a Website on personal information

All personal information that may be created during the use of cookies or the creation of a subscription will be processed and processed in accordance with the provisions of Act no. 90/2018 on personal protection and handling of personal information. The website declares that no such information will be processed for any purpose other than the above article and then the information will not be stored longer than necessary for the purpose of processing. Personal information will not be handed over to third parties unless otherwise provided by law.

If you have any further questions, please contact us by email at vefsida@vefsida.is