Cookies

Our site www.phone-buddy.co.uk uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

Cookies are anonymous.

They use a randomly generated number to identify themselves and contain no information that could personally identify you.

Opting Out of Cookies

If you prefer, you can restrict, block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings but that may mean that you won’t be able to add and buy products from our store.

How Cookies Are Used On Www.Phone-Buddy.Co.Uk

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use phone-buddy.co.uk. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on phone-buddy.co.uk 
- how long you spend on each phone-buddy.co.uk page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We don’t collect or store your personal information (eg your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

NAME PURPOSE EXPIRES
_utma Determines the number of unique visitors to the site 2 years
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on our site 30 minutes
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser when you close your browser
_utmz This provides information about how you reached the site (eg from another website or a search engine) 6 months
ga_nextpage_params This stores data to be sent to Google on the next page you request when you close your browser
GDS_successEvents and GDS_analyticsTokens These help us identify how you use GOV.UK so we can make the site better 4 months

YouTube videos

We use YouTube to provide videos on some pages of the site. YouTube sets cookies when you visit one of these pages.

NAME PURPOSE EXPIRES
_use_hitbox This is a randomly generated number that identifies your browser When you close your browser
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Lets Youtube count the views of embedded Youtube videos