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What are cookies and why do we use them?

Cookies are very small text files that are placed on your device when you visit some websites, applications, or other web based services (collective “Websites”). Your browser sends these cookies back to the web based service on each subsequent visit so that they can remember things like preferences or serve personalized messages. You can remove any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may prevent you from using parts of our Websites.

Cookies last for different lengths of time depending on the job they do. Session cookies only last for your online session and disappear from your device when you close your browser. Persistent cookies stay on your device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie.

Your choices

We read or write cookies for the preference level you set in your membership profile or set when you visit one of our web based services.

Please note that cookies set before you changed your settings will still be on your computer, but we will honor your cookie settings when we read cookies. You can remove them using your browser settings.

You can manage your cookie settings using our cookie setting tool, but your web browser needs to support JavaScript – if it doesn't you can still find out about the cookies we use here, but you'll need to manage them through your web browser settings.

We also use a browser based cookie to remember your cookie preferences. This means that if you delete all your cookies you will have to update your preferences with us again – we’ll ask you when you next visit our Website. If you use a different device, computer profile or browser you will have to tell us your preferences again.

The cookies we use

1. Necessary Cookies

Necessary cookies let you move around the Website and use essential features. These cookies are essential to us being able to operate and maintain our Website, such as measuring errors and providing usage statistics. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the Website, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you.

2. Optional Cookies

Optional cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit. You decide whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may mean we can't offer you some features, such as remembering if we already asked you to provide certain feedback or offered you a service.

We use targeting cookies and information about your device to serve advertising to you on NC Maphia and other Websites which is tailored to your interests, to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns and to help us track whether ads have been properly displayed, and to manage payments for these ads. We also allow ad agencies and networks and social media companies to place cookies and use information about your device for these purposes.

Managing cookies

Managing cookies in your browser

Most browsers will allow you to choose the level of privacy settings you want. You can block all cookies, or accept all cookies or pick a setting somewhere in between. This range lets you control your cookie settings, so you can:

  • See what cookies you've got and delete them on an individual basis
  • Block third party cookies
  • Block cookies from particular sites
  • Block all cookies from being set
  • Delete all cookies when you close your browser

Deleting cookies means that any preference settings you have made on a Website will be lost. If you’ve set your preferences to opt out of cookies, this setting will be lost too, as that information is stored in a cookie. Blocking all cookies means functionality on our Websites will be lost, as described above. We don’t recommend turning all cookies off when using our Websites.

If you want to reduce your cookie settings at any time – for example, if you accept all cookies, but later decide you don’t want a certain type of cookie – you’ll need to use your browser settings to remove any third party cookies dropped on your previous visit.

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Additional information about individual opt-out programs is available on the World Privacy Forum website at In addition to visiting the websites of each of the vendors listed above, you may opt out of certain targeted advertising by multiple third-party advertising networks at one time if they belong to the Network Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance. Visit the Network Advertising Initiative's website at or the Digital Advertising Alliance’s website at to select the applicable networks. For visitors from the European Union, visit Your Online Choices at On your mobile device, you may adjust your privacy and advertising settings to control whether you want to receive targeted advertising.