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What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can recognise you when you revisit and remember certain information about you. This can include which pages you have visited, choices you have made from menus, any specific information you have entered into forms and the time and date of your visit. Should you wish to learn more about cookies and how to manage cookies visit www.aboutcookies.org

There are two main types of cookies:

  • Session cookies: these are temporary cookies that expire at the end of a browser session; that is, when you leave the site. Session cookies allow the website to recognise you as you navigate between pages during a single browser session and allow you to use the website most efficiently. For example, session cookies enable a website to remember that a user has placed items in an online shopping basket.
  • Persistent cookies: in contrast to session cookies, persistent cookies are stored on your equipment between browsing sessions until expiry or deletion. They therefore enable the website to "recognise" you on your return remember your preferences and tailor services to you.

In addition to session cookies and persistent cookies, there may be other cookies which are set by the website which you have chosen to visit, such as this website, in order to provide us or third parties with information.

What kind of cookies does Mapsbyyou.com use?

Essential operational cookies

We use session cookies to:

  • help us maintain security and verify your details whilst you use the website as you navigate from page to page, which enables you to avoid having to re-enter your details each time you enter a new page.

We use persistent cookies to:

  • help us recognise you as a unique user when you return to our website so that you do not have to input your details multiple times as you move between our pages or services
  • remember how you have customised your use of this site, such as your preferred currency and time zone
  • collect and compile anonymous, aggregated information for statistical and evaluation purposes to help us understand how users use the website and help us improve the structure of our website.

Many cookies are designed to give you optimal usage of the web. For example, we use cookies to enable you to improve your user experience when using our website, e.g. a cookie which recognises if your browser supports specific technology features. This helps, for example, in enabling web pages to be loaded more quickly when you request the download of a large file.

3rd party cookies

In addition to essential operational cookies which send information to us, we also use make use of outsourced services which use cookies to collect information and send it to third parties. An example of this is Google Analytics. Please check the relevant third party website for more information about their use of cookies and provacy statement. Where this site allows such cookies to be set or you access other websites from this site using the links provided, the operators of these websites will use cookies in accordance with their own cookies policy, which may differ from ours.

3rd party analytical cookies

We make use of 3rd party analytical services to understand how well the website is operating. This may include among other non-personally identifiable metrics such as the type of browser or devices you are using, geographical location and which pages you have visited. These analytical cookies tend to be persistent. We consider analytics and associated cookies to be essential to operating the website as it helps us identify technical problems with the website and helps us understand how we can improve our service to you. These metrics are collected in aggregate and our access to this information is not provided with a link to identify you personally. The 3rd party analytics provider that we use is Google Analytics and any concerns about their use of data collected from your usage of this website and their privacy policy can be found on their website. Should you wish to stop the entire use of analytical cookies, it is best to adjust the settings on your browser which may render some of the functions of the website to stop functioning.

To opt out of Google Analytics, this tool can be helpful: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

3rd party interest based advertising cookies

We make use of 3rd party services to deliver advertising for this website. These advertising network services make use of cookies that collect information about your interests across different websites. An example of this, is visiting a sports based website and therefore you are interested in sports. Based on your interests, the ad network will deliver interest based advertising to you. These cookies are typically persistent. To opt out of interest based advertising and associated cookies, please make use of the link below. This will not entirely prevent advertising, only interest based advertising. We consider advertising an essential part of our website as it pays for the ongoing maintenance and costs associated with running a website. Should you wish to stop the entire use of advertising cookies, it is best to adjust the settings on your browser which may render some of the functions of the website to stop functioning.

Opt out of 3rd party interest based advertising cookies: Network Advertising Initiative for Opt Out

Other 3rd party cookies

Currently we are not aware of any other 3rd party cookies.

Ongoing Review - last updated on 5 June 2014

As new services added, amended or removed, we may change the type of cookies we make use of. To ensure that you are using this site with full and up-to-date information of how we use cookies please review this policy regularly as any amended policy will be updated on the site.