I want to give someone access to my private repository to just review the code and see it but not copy/download the code.
What access level should I grant?
Can read only access prevent downloading/copying repository?
The following permission levels and its consequences exist within Bitbucket repositories;
So, regarding to your question.. yes, people can clone/fork/pull the repository to their local system.
Yes, a user will be able to ''clone'' the repository and thus download a repository to his/her local machine and read the files.
When you want to work on a project by updating its files or adding new files, you need to make a local clone of the remote Bitbucket repository onto your machine or local network. You do this using the Clone button from the Bitbucket repository. If you forked a repository, you simply clone the fork. If you branched a repository, you clone the repository and checkout the branch.
To follow up on your question that I missed during writing my answer; The three permissions;
Will all allow for code to be cloned and thus downloaded to an individual his/her system.
Your request for a user to only review code is practically the same, because some one could still copy code.
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