- What are cookies? Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.
- Our cookies help us to:
- make our site work as you would expect;
- save you having to manually re-enter your search criteria every time you visit the site;
- remember your settings during and between visits to the site;
- offer you free services/content (thanks to our transfer providers and advertising (see below));
- improve the speed/security of the site;
- allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+;
- make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to continue to offer our comparison service for free).
- collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission);
- collect any sensitive information (without your express permission); and
- pass personally identifiable data to third parties.
- More about our Cookies in use on fxcompared.com
- We use our own cookies (called session cookies that expire once you leave our site and persistent cookies which are stored on your device in between browsing sessions) to make our website work including:
Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
- remembering your search settings, search preferences and user preferences (for example when you return to the site); and
- allowing you to add comments to our site.
- Third Party Functions and Affiliate Cookies
- Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties, including the third party money transfer providers/FX brokers listed on our site (Transfer Providers), which enables us and the relevant Transfer Provider to establish that you came from our site as a referral from us and helps us to continue to provide a free service to our visitors.
- We may also have arrangements with some of our business partners who promote our service on a success-only basis (i.e. instead of paying for advertising, we pay them commissions on sales). Cookies are required to allow us to reward these partners and these cookies are usually provided by specialist companies (known as affiliate networks). Neither the networks, nor the partner advertising or recommending our services are able to identify you personally. We ask you to support us by allowing these cookies which ultimately help us to offer you the service we do at the price we do.
- Please note that disabling these cookies will in all likelihood disrupt the functions or will mean that the providers will not be able to provide a much more tailored service offered by these third parties.
- Social Media Cookies
- We may also use social media cookies to personalise your interaction with third party social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
- These third party cookies are not under our control. The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
- Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies
- From time to time we may use analytical service providers to perform these analytic functions. For example, we use Google Analytics in order to help us to understand how our visitors arrive at our site, browse or use our site and highlight areas that we can improve. (Please click here for Google Analytics opt out options).
- Advertising Cookies and Banner Adverts
- Our service is free of charge and we are able to cover our expenses according to the number of successful referrals that we make to Transfer Providers. If we do decide to incorporate any online advertising on our site, then the advertisers will have their own advertising cookies. Cookies are widely used in online advertising (for example, so that they can personalise the adverts to you) but if you would like to opt out of any advertising cookies then please click on the relevant advertising icon. You can also change the settings on your internet browser.
- Cookies used by third party sites
- Turning Cookies Off. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. If you are unsure of how to do this you can find more information by clicking here. For information about cookies please click here.