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Cookie Policy

Icelandair uses cookies to improve performance and enhance the user experience for vsitors to our website. This policy clarifies how we do this and how cookies are managed.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page in order to remember your user preferences, help analyse the website’s performance, and recommend content relevant to your visit.

The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.

What cookies do Icelandair use?

Icelandair's website uses cookies to inform us how our website is operating, remember your preferences for services such as language choice, what you've chosen to purchase, and other settings. Without these cookies installed, many of the services offered by the website will fail to function.

Our cookies fall into two categories:

  • Essential cookies are required for the website to operate properly. They allow us provide services such as the booking agent of the site, account access, and shopping basket functionality. If these are deactivated, a user will not be able to use these services.
  • Performance cookies are used to monitor website performance and for highlighting areas of the website that are relevant to the user’s visit. They allow us to correct errors and discover effective linking solutions. They do not collect information that can identify the user.

Cookie NamePurpose
icelb Essential cookie for site monitoring and booking engine functionality.
JSESSIONID Essential cookie for monitoring the current state of shopping baskets, booking agents, and user preferences. This session cookie helps us to analyse how users interact with our website so we can improve functionality and the user experience.
__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz  Google Analytics - these cookies help anonymously analyze the flow of traffic through our website. They do not collect personal information but provide insight into how our website is operating for our users.
pkglb - used to provide booking functionality for package holidays.

Other cookies on

We do allow other cookies on our site that come from service providers and advertisers and fall into the categories above. Cookies from services such as Google Analytics allow us to monitor web traffic and help us with market analysis and improving performance.

If you are based in the European Union and would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, please visit Your Online Choices.

If you are based in the United States and would like to learn more, please visit Your Ad Choices.

How can I block cookies?

Disabling cookies is a function of the browser you are using to view our site. The Help feature in most browsers provides the method for disabling cookies, and provides extensive information on managing cookies in most browsers.