DXMAPS Cookie & Browser Settings

How does DXMAPS use cookies for advertising?

DXMAPS shows advertising on its website. We use the income from advertising to help fund DXMAPS services, together with user donations, in order to keep the service free of charge.

If you've seen what you believe to be inappropriate advertising on our online services, please contact the site administrator providing the full details and a screenshot.

Does DXMAPS use my data to personalise the adverts shown to me?

DXMAPS does not use your data with that purpose, however advertising partners may collect and analyse data about your device (e.g. your IP address and cookie IDs) and your use of our services (e.g. what articles you read).

The companies that our advertisers use to tailor and deliver advertising to you may also collect data from you across other online services. This data helps our advertisers to predict what might interest you and to show you adverts tailored to those interests. This is commonly known as Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA) or interest-based advertising. Not all of the advertising we show is tailored based on your data and your interests. They also tailor the adverts based on the content you are viewing, contextual advertising; for example if you are reading an article about travel then they might show you ads for airlines.

We use this to help us to improve your experience of our online services by showing you fewer, more relevant ads. It also means we can get more value from our advertisers allowing us to invest more in great content.

Cross-Device Tracking

Your browsing activity may be tracked across different websites and different devices or apps. If you are not signed in to a web service, our advertising partners may attempt to match your browsing activity on one device, such as your laptop, with your browsing activity on another device, such as your smartphone, so that they can improve the relevance of the advertising delivered to you.

To do this our technology partners may share data, such as your browsing patterns, geo-location and device identifiers, and will match the information of the browser and devices that appear to be used by the same person.

Other data sources

Sometimes our advertisers use their own marketing data to target you with advertising campaigns on DXMAPS website. So you may see advertising based on things you’ve viewed on other websites and other information they have collected about you. They don’t share this information with us.

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The advertising industry has developed a number of consumer and business initiatives in Europe, the US and other regions. These initiatives include best practice principles for businesses involved in advertising, consumer guides to OBA and opt-out tools.

European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA)
Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA)
Network Advertising Initiative (NAI)

How do DXMAPS advertising partners and advertisers use cookies?

Our advertising is delivered to you through Google Adsense and Adwords programs. The cookies accompanying the ads allow them and our advertisers to monitor the effectiveness of the ads. Our Advertisers and their agents may also use cookies that they have set on your device when you were browsing other websites. They do this so that they know you have seen a particular advert or to match you with their database. This helps them to do things like cap how many adverts you see across the internet and, if you have taken part in market research, the research company may record that you have seen a particular advert.

Any company we allow to add tags or code to our website is vetted to ensure that they handle your data responsibly. However, their use of the data is within their control and is subject to their own privacy practices. We take reasonable measures to protect our users’ data and ensure that it is used in-line with our policies. For example, by using advertising technology partners that actively participate in self-regulatory frameworks (such as the EDAA, DAA or NAI) and by contractually restricting how browsing data from our services may be used. We also run third party auditing services on our site to detect malware and nefarious cookies.

Our Key Advertising Partners

Currently our only advertising partner is Google, through they Adsense and Adwords programs. This company is under contract to DXMAPS but the data they collect will also be subject to their privacy policies and they may allow other companies to use cookies and tracking technologies to collect information about your website usage and your interaction with their adverts. Click here to find out more and to opt-out from your data being used by them for OBA purposes.

How can I opt-out?

If at any time you do not want information about your browsing behaviour to be used for the purposes of delivering advertising to you on this website, you can "opt out" as described below. You can also opt-out with the link provided above.
If you do choose to opt-out you will continue to see adverts but they may be less relevant to you as they will not be tailored to your interests

Change your browser settings

You can prevent your browsing from being tracked generally by adjusting your browser settings, browsing in ‘private mode’ or using browser add-ons. You can find out how to do this by visiting the relevant support page for your browser, or by using the help function on your browser:

Apple Safari
Google Chrome
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Opera browser

Ad Choices tools for web browsers

You can opt-out from targeted advertising on this website and more generally across the internet using the opt-out tools of ad industry bodies, including:

European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA)
Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA)
Network Advertising Initiative (NAI)

Ad choices for mobile applications

If you are accessing DXMAPS services though the web browser on your mobile device, you should follow the instructions above. However, mobile applications use different technologies to recognise your device. To opt out of your app usage data being used to target advertising within apps you should follow the instructions below.

Apple iOS
1. Go to Settings > Privacy > Advertising.
2. Turn on Limit Ad Tracking.
Visit the Apple support page for more information.

Google Android
1. Go to Settings.
2. Select Google in the Accounts section.
3. Select Ads in the Privacy section.
4. Tick Opt out of interest based ads.
Visit the Google support page for more information.

Microsoft Windows
1. Go to Settings.
2. Tap on Privacy.
3. Tap on Advertising ID, and turn off Let apps use my advertising ID for experiences across apps
Visit the Microsoft support page for more information.

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