Cookie policy

Please find information below on how Íslandsbanki hf. uses cookies through apps and websites owned or controlled by the bank.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files activated on your computer or smart device when you visit a website. When you visit the website next time using the same device, the site remembers you and how you used the site previously. Such cookies are used to improve the functionality of the website, analyse the use of the site and improve user service. Most cookies are retained for a short period of time, while other cookies can be retained longer.

First-party cookies

Cookies that originate on the website you visit are called first-party cookies.

Some of these cookies are necessary for the full function of websites and for you to be able to use everything the site has to offer, for example access to secure areas. Since these cookies are necessary they cannot be declined without compromising the functionality of the website.  Should you choose to decline such cookies, you can read further about it in the chapter “How do I manage cookies?”

Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies are cookies originating from other websites than the one you are visiting. This results in third parties recognizing your device again, both when you visit their website as well as other websites.

The bank uses third-party cookies (for example from Google and Facebook). These cookies help us to understand how the sites are used and the efficiency of our marketing. Third-party cookies also help us improve your experience of using the site and tailor ads to specific target groups.

Why we use cookies?

We use cookies to ensure proper function of our websites and to insure the best experience for you when visiting our sites. Cookies make your access to online banking easy and enable you to use our calculators. Cookies allow you to browse between sites easily and remember the settings you chose the last time you visited the site. By using cookies we can make the sites adapt to the device you use when visiting them.

In some instances, cookies may collect information like IP numbers, browser types and type of device. Some of this information can be considered personal data, [Oliver Óm1] further information about data protection and the processing of personal data can be accessed here: www.islandsbanki.is/dataprotection. Information obtained this way are never used to identify you.

How do I manage cookies?

You have the right to decide if you agree to accept cookies or not. If you choose not to accept cookies you can turn them off by changing the settings in your browser or manage how the browser uses cookies.

Instructions regarding browser settings can be accessed on a help site of the browser you are using. Information about managing cookies in many popular browsers may be accessed here: http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/managing-cookies *

*Íslandsbanki is not responsible for the content of this website.

Please note that turning off cookies may compromise the functionality of the website and your access to certain parts of it.

For further information about the use of cookies please email vefstjori@islandsbanki.is