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Our website uses cookies to ensure the best experience for our users.

This policy intends to inform users of what cookies are, how Eimskip uses cookies, and how you may control the use of the cookies.

1. What are cookies

Cookies are small text files our website stores on your computer or other smart devices when you visit our website. Cookies enable our website to recognize our user’s device and function as a kind of digital signal that remembers where you have been online.

A distinction is made between session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies allow the website to connect with our user’s actions while they surf our website. Session cookies are usually erased after the user leaves the website and are therefore not stored for a longer period. Persistent cookies are stored in the user’s device and can, therefore, remember user preferences or actions on the website. Eimskip’s website uses both session and persistent cookies.

Cookies may furthermore either be first-party cookies or third-party cookies. It depends on the website's domain if a cookie is a first-party or a third-party cookie. First-party cookies are basically cookies that are set up at the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies are set up by a different domain than the one the user is visiting.

Additional information on cookies may be found on this website: www.allaboutcookies.org.

2. Cookies used on Eimskip´s website

Eimskip uses different kinds of cookies on its website, www.eimskip.is, and the cookies are used for the following purpose:

  • Necessary cookies: Necessary cookies are required for the operation of our website.
  • Statistic cookies: Statistic cookies are used for the management of the website and include statistical information such as the number of visitors and other web analytics which are all anonymous.
  • Marketing cookies: Marketing cookies are used to track visits to our websites and track users search behavior and activities.

The personal data collected by the usage of cookies include information in IP numbers, location, actions at the website, and the device used.

Eimskip uses cookies from Google Analytics, Mapbox and Youtube through those cookies, these third parties have access to the information collected by the cookies, including users IP-number. These third parties may therefore act as data processors on behalf of Eimskip as defined in data protection legislation.

Eimskip’s website furthermore uses third-party cookies.

3. Grounds for data processing - how cookies may be deactivated

Processing of personal data collected by necessary cookies is based on Eimskip’s legitimate interests, as they only activate features that are necessary for the website’s operations.

Processing of personal data collected by means of other cookies is however based on your consent. When you visit our website for the first time a banner will be presented where you will be asked to consent to the usage of cookies at our website.

You are free to withdraw your consent whenever by deactivating cookies on our website or by erasing them from your browser. This may however hamper the website's function.

It depends on the browser you use how cookie settings may be changed but information on how to remove cookies may be found by clicking on the appropriate link:

Google Analytics cookies may be deactivated by clicking the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

4. Retention period

Most cookies Eimskip uses are session cookies but they are usually erased when the user leaves the website. Other cookies may be retained for up to 2 years.

5. Detailed description

Eimskip may from time to time change this Policy in accordance with changes made to applicable legislation or to changes on how the Company uses cookies.

More detailed information on how the Company processes data may be found in Eimskip’s Privacy Policy which is accessible here.