Where do cookies come from?
Based on the origin of a cookie, a distinction can be made between first party cookies and third party cookies:
First party cookies:
These are cookies that we place and manage ourselves. These are mainly functional cookies that ensure that the website can continue to function properly or to acquire the necessary information about the traffic on our website.
These are cookies placed by another party when you use one of our applications. These cookies make sure that certain information is sent to a third party when you use one of our applications. For example, these are cookies from Google that allow them to display ads based on your interests. Although we do not manage these cookies ourselves, we do everything in our power to ensure that the placement of cookies by these third parties is as controlled as possible.
Another purpose of cookies that we use is to ensure that you see personalised advertisements when using our applications. It is very important to be able to provide quality advertising on our website. Many functions within our applications are free to use. In order to keep it free, it is important that we can recoup the costs we incur to keep this application largely free from advertising revenue. Without advertising revenue, the proper (and largely free) operation of our application could be compromised.
What cookies does NodeMapp use and for what purposes?
During the use of our application, different types of cookies may be placed. Below we list the cookies we use and why we use them.
Necessary functional cookies
Necessary functional cookies are cookies that are necessary to properly use our applications. We use these cookies for these purposes:
Saving information on certain pages, so that the next time you visit the same page, you will not have to start over again.
When you log in to our applications with an account, we store info in a cookie to make sure you don't have to log in again the next time you visit.
We use Google Analytics to analyse the traffic on our applications and to improve the user experience accordingly. These statistics also provide us with much-needed information to detect errors in our applications. These cookies cannot be disabled because they are essential for our operation. Being able to estimate evolutions based on the use of our applications is necessary to be able to continue to develop our applications optimally. However, by default we have set up your IP address (the address of your computer) to be anonymised before it is sent to Google Analytics for analysis. Via the cookie settings (at the top of this page) you can voluntarily determine whether we may still use your full IP address for Google Analytics. This gives us more accurate insights into the use of our application.
We use third-party services (e.g. Google Adsense) to show ads on our applications. These services often also place cookies in order for the respective ad service to function correctly. The ability to display advertisements within our applications is essential to our operation: they provide us with the necessary income to continue to maintain our applications and to offer certain services free of charge. For this reason, you cannot choose not to see any advertisements. By default, you will see non-personalised ads on our applications.
You can voluntarily decide to see personalised ads on our applications by indicating this in the cookie settings (at the top of this page). In this case, Google will follow your surfing behaviour in order to compile your user profile. This profile is then used to show you ads that match your personal interests. We will only show you personalised ads if you give us explicit permission to do so.
How long do cookies last?
A cookie is stored in the browser you use for a certain period of time, depending on the purpose of the cookie. These cookies remain even after you close the application (this is the essence of a cookie: to ensure that certain information remains available over the different sessions in which you use an application). Cookies remain on your device until a predetermined expiry date is reached, until a new cookie is installed, or until you delete them through the settings of your browser, app or mobile device.
Via our website
Via the browser
You can manage or delete all cookies (not only our cookies) in the browser you use at any time. How you do this varies from browser to browser. Please consult the help function of the browser you are using.
Who can I contact with questions or complaints about cookies?