Privacy Policy

Most of our search results are provided by Microsoft Bing. You can read Microsoft's privacy policy here.

Sometimes we provide additional information from Wikipedia in order to enhance your search results. You can read Wikipedia's privacy policy here.

We do not store any personal information about you or your searches on our SearchScene servers.

Cookies & Local Storage

We need to store some information about your settings, such as which wallpaper images you prefer, which wallpaper resolution you prefer and other settings that you can set in the user settings page. This improves your search experience with SearchScene because you don't have to keep setting these things every time you visit our site.

Since we do not collect or store any information about you on our servers (and because we need to store this information somehere) we store it on your device using tiny text files called cookies. We also store some information in a local storage area on your device. This information is only accessible by yourself and our website. So if, for instance, you choose to view wallpaper images at HD resolution from the category "Seascapes" only, you've set all your search results to open in a new window and you've set your family filter to "Strict" within the settings page, then all of these preferences would be stored locally on your device.

A complete list of the cookies we store and their description can be found on our cookie policy page.

A complete list of the data we store on your device's local storage is given in the table below...

wallpaperOn Whether you have set the home page wallpaper on/off
categories Media item categories available for the home page wallpaper images and videos
items Media items (images and videos) available for the home page wallpaper
categoryIds The media item categories currently selected in the home page sidebar filter
searchBox The position of the home page draggable search box
userImage The current user-provided home page image
pinnedItemId The current pinned home page image
loadVideos Whether to load videos as well as images for the home page wallpaper
loadHDImages Whether to load HD images for the home page wallpaper
loadQHDImages Whether to load QHD images for the home page wallpaper
cc
mkt
The currently selected or detected user country code and 'market' value (e.g. en-GB)
ccFallbackUsed A value which records whether country code could not be detected automatically and has not been chosen manually
displayClock A user setting determining whether the home page clock should display
backgroundSize A user setting determining how the home page wallpaper image is displayed
displayHomePageMessage
homePagePromptWaitStart
Whether the 'Come Here Often?' home page message should be displayed, and when
animateImages Whether the home page wallpaper images should animate during transition
searchType The type of search you want to carry out (e.g. web, image)
searchSuggestions Whether to show search suggestions
safeSearch Bing search 'SafeSearch' setting (Off, Moderate, Strict)
freshness Bing search 'freshness' settings (Off, Day, Week, Month)
showSearchThumbnails Whether to show thumbnails in web search results
searchResultsPerPage How many search results should be returned per page (10, 20, 50)
searchOpenInNewWindow Whether search result links should open in a new browser tab/window
autoSuggest Whether to show autosuggestions in the search input
wikipediaSummaries Whether to show Wikipedia summaries as part of search results
searchVideoHover Whether video thumbnails should automatically play when possible on mouse cursor hover
searchVideoBehaviour How clicked video thumbnails in video search results should be treated (play here, leave, prompt)
searchVideoResolution A video search filter based on video resolution
searchVideoLength A video search filter based on video duration
searchVideoPricing A video search filter based on pricing
searchImageSize An image search filter based on image size
searchImageType An image search filter based on image type (e.g. Photo, Clipart)
searchImageColor An image search filter based on image color (e.g. ColorOnly, Monochrome)
searchImageAspect An image search filter based on image aspect (All, Square, Wide, Tall)
searchImageContent An image search filter based on image content (All, Face, Portrait)
searchImageLicense An image search filter based on image license (e.g. Public, Share)
searchNewsSortBy News search sorting (Relevance, Date)
searchNewsCategory Previous news search category selected
searchThumbProxyWeb Whether thumbnail images in web searches should be proxied via SearchScene's servers
searchThumbProxyImages Whether thumbnail images in image searches should be proxied via SearchScene's servers
searchThumbProxyVideos Whether thumbnail images in video searches should be proxied via SearchScene's servers
searchThumbProxyNews Whether thumbnail images in news searches should be proxied via SearchScene's servers
doubleProxy Whether proxied content served from SearchScene's servers should be downloaded via a further proxy server
proxyLocation For double proxying, this is the geographical location of the further proxy server
warnOnMobileProxyClick Whether to display a warning prompt when following a proxy link on mobile
warnOnMobileUnproxyClick Whether to display a warning prompt when unproxying a proxied page on mobile
cacheBust A value used to force reloading of fresh SearchScene resources such as images
firstVisit
firstVisitItemId
A timestamp and image/video ID of your first visit used to calculate the ordering of home page wallpaper images
acceptedCookies Whether you have explicitly opted in to the use of cookies

Email Addresses

We never collect or share email addresses.