Privacy Policy

What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy is for this website www.smartphonechecker.co.uk ("we" or "us") and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

The Website

We take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. All requests to our servers are made with SSL encryption and all personal data is stored securely on systems located in the UK.

Information we collect

When you use our website we automatically process and collect technical data such as time of access, IP address, operating system, web browser version and referring URL. We do this to protect the security and stability of our systems - this data is stored securely until it is no longer needed and then deleted. This information is never shared with third parties.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that we participate on such as Facebook are subject to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. We will never ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms.

Referral Links

To help us to continue to provide our free service, we may earn commission from referral links when you make a purchase via our site. This does not affect the impartiality of our price comparison engine - the cheapest details are never hidden away and deals are always ranked in order of price alone. When making a purchase, the personal data you provide will be processed based on terms of the privacy policy of that retailer. We do not process or have access to that information.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small text files saved to your computer's hard drive or device's internal storage that store information about your visit to a website. This allows us to analyse usage data, track sales and improve our service.

Strictly necessary cookies

  • Cookies from Cloudflare are used to help safely and securely route your requests to us. These cannot be opted-out of.

Performance cookies

  • We use Google Analytics to monitor visitor usage. The software will save a cookie in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website. IP adresses are anonymised and no personally identifiable information is collected. Google Analytics collects aggregated demographic data such as age, gender and interests to help us understand our users better and improve the site.

  • When clicking on external links on our website, cookies will be stored by our affiliate partners for referral tracking. Such cookies typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer.

Functionality cookies

  • We will save a cookie to remember your consent preferences after the "Accept" or "Decline" buttons on the cookie banner have been clicked.

Advertising cookies

  • Google advertising cookies allow us to show personalised ads based on your activity on this site on Google's ad network. You can opt out of these types of ads by visiting your ad setttings.

You can revoke your consent to the use of cookies from this website at any time (except "strictly necessary" cookies) by using the toggle button below. The full functionality of the website is still available with cookies disabled. You can opt back in at any time by re-checking the box.

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