What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are created and sent to your computer or mobile device when you visit a webpage. The file is stored in the user‘s browser and deCODE‘s website will recognise it next time the same user visits the website. In this way, certain information can be sent to the user‘s browser, making it easier for the user to access various functions of the website.

Using Cookies

deCODE websites work with different types of cookies on their websites. Cookies called session cookies are generally deleted when a user leaves the website. Persistent cookies, on the other hand, are stored on a user‘s computer or device and enable the site to remember certain settings or actions by the user. deCODE‘s websites use both first and third-party cookies. First party cookies are cookies that originate from deCODE domain and only send information to deCODE. Third-party cookies originate from a different domain and are generated due to services that deCODE uses e.g. Google Analyticx and Clicky and submit that information to a third-party website.

deCODE uses cookies to improve the experience and security of users on the company‘s websites. deCODE does not collect personal data for marketing purposes but third parties may do that.

Cookies used on this website are divided into categories:   

Necessary cookies
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website, anonymously.

Performance cookies
Performance cookies are used to understand and analyze the key performance indexes of the website which helps in delivering a better user experience for the visitors.

Analytical cookies
Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.

Advertisement cookies
Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns. These cookies track visitors across websites and collect information to provide customized ads.

Other uncategorized cookies are those that are being analyzed and have not been classified into a category as yet.


If you would like to block cookies on deCODE‘s websites that can be done through settings of the browser you are using. Most browsers provide assistance on how to block cookies. Further information on how to manage cookies can be found at www.aboutcookies.org.uk. Further information on cookies that deCODE uses can be found on deCODE‘s websites. Information about the use of third party cookies can be found on their webistes.