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What information does Skimlinks collect about Users through its technology and how does it use this information?

  • We store Users’ IP addresses, from which we can determine a User’s approximate geographical location (e.g. country or region). We need this information to optimize the links that are created/monetized to suit the geography of the User, and to provide aggregate reporting to Publishers, Merchants and Advertisers on the location of users visiting Skimlinks Enabled Sites. We also use IP addresses as part of our efforts to reduce fraud and identify non-human browsing patterns.
  • We store information about the device that a User uses to access sites within our Publisher network, such as the browser type, browser version, and type of device. This helps us ensure we can diagnose and fix browser compatibility issues more swiftly, optimize our service to suit the preferred browsing environments, and provide aggregate reporting to Publishers, Merchants and Advertisers.
  • We store non-identifiable information, using cookies and device identifiers, about the websites within our Publisher network that Users visit, which of our links Users click on, and whether Users make a purchase. This enables us to provide Users with relevant and useful links and advertising to products and/or services in which they are likely to be interested, and to Merchants and Advertisers from whom they are likely to want to buy. Further information regarding the cookies we utilise to collect this information can be found here
  • As part of the information available in standard web serving logs, we also store information about the referrer, i.e. the website page from which the User linked to the Skimlinks Enabled Site.
  • To provide Publishers and Merchants with the Service, we collect information on visits and sales on Skimlinks Enabled Sites, including but not limited to order value, products bought, and order identifiers. These are used to help Publishers, Merchants and Advertisers make better marketing and content creation decisions.
  • At no time do we know who a User is, nor do we make any attempt to try and identify a User.

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Skimlinks uses these cookies:

skimGUID by Skimlinks

A unique identifier given to each computer to allow log analysis to determine the number of unique users for various parts of and

Lifetime: Deleted after 10 years. You can opt-out of the Skimlinks Optimization cookie here.

OPTOUT by Skimlinks

Used to identify users who wish to opt out of the Skimlinks tracking by skimGUID on and

Lifetime: Deleted after 10 years.

TEST by Skimlinks

Used to confirm that your browser is able to accept cookies.

Lifetime: Deleted when the browser is closed.


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