Last updated April 2nd, 2017
Cookies can only save text files, which are always confidential and most of the time encrypted.
Cookies are small text files generated by websites you visit. They permit the saving of data, which can be useful thereafter. This data enables your browser to save your information between web pages and to analyze how you interact with the website.
Cookies are secure. They can only store information which is provided by the browser, introduced by the user in the browser or is included in the requested pages.
There are two different types of cookies which are used differently and have different contents:
temporary cookies: contain information which is used in your browsing session. These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Nothing is saved on your computer once your browsing is over.
persistent cookies: are used to store information which is used between visits. This data allows websites to know if you are regular client and to get compatible consequently. Persistent cookies have a long-term value, which is defined by the website and can last from several minutes to several years.
2. Content of the cookies
Temporary cookies include:
information about the method you used to sign up into Dissident (email, Google or Facebook),
your language and the device you are using, the resolution of your device screen (retina or not).
Persistent cookies include:
information about your account that allows us to identify you when using the application (session identifier, token to get user data from the backend),
identifier to track usage of the application, with the goal of improving it by determining most popular use cases, visited pages, etc…
3. Our technological partners' cookies
Some of the tools we use to improve the application may also store cookies on your device. We are using the following third-party services storing cookies:
Google Analytics: used to anonymously track visits in the application and the user behavior.
Mixpanel: used to track the user actions in the application.
Google: users can sign in the application using their Google (or Google+) account. Google needs to store the account information in a cookie. It is also used to share content on Google+ social network.
Facebook: users can sign in the application using their Facebook account. Facebook needs to store the account information in a cookie.
Intercom: service used to communicate with users for support and acquire user feedback.
For more information about cookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org
4. To control or disable cookies
All Internet browsers enable you to limit cookies’ behaviors or to disable them in the settings or options of your browser. The process is different for every single browser. You can find instructions in the menu "Help" menu of your respective browser.
Thanks to your browser you can also view cookies present on your computer and delete them one by one or all in one go.
Here are some of the ways you can disable cookies in your browser:
Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar
Click ‘Show advanced settings’
In the "Privacy" section, click the ‘Content settings’ button
To enable cookies in the "Cookies" section, pick ‘Allow local data to be set’, this will enable both first-party and third-party cookies. To allow only first-party cookies pick ‘Block all third-party cookies without exception’
To disable cookies, in the "Cookies" section, pick ‘Block sites from setting any data’
Note that there are various levels of cookie permissions in Internet Chrome. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Chrome, refer to the following page from Google: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Microsoft Edge Windows 10
To clear cookies saved on your device, go to More actions > Settings, and under Clear browsing data, select Choose what to clear, and then select the Cookies and saved website data check box.
To manage cookies, go to More actions > Settings, and under Advanced settings, select View advanced Settings, and then, under Privacy and services > Cookies, choose the option you want. (Block all cookies blocks all cookies that websites try to save to your computer. Block only third party cookies blocks third party cookies, which are saved by external web services, such as ads embedded on webpages you have navigated to.)
Note that there are various levels of cookie permissions in Microsoft Edge. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Microsoft Edge, refer to the following page from Microsoft: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/edge-privacy-faq
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.00
Tap or click the Tools button , and then tap or click Internet options.
On the Privacy tab, do one or more of the following:
- To set what types of cookies are blocked or allowed, move the slider.
- To block or allow specific websites, tap or click 'Sites'.
- To import a privacy preferences file, tap or click 'Import'.
- To override your privacy settings for certain types of cookies, tap or click 'Advanced'.
- To reset privacy settings to their original level, tap or click 'Default'.
When you're done making changes, tap or click OK.
Note that there are various levels of cookie permissions in Internet Explorer. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer 9.0, refer to the following page from Microsoft: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0, 10.00
Tap or click the Tools button, and then tap or click Internet options.
Tap or click the Privacy tab, and then, under Settings, move the slider to the top to block all cookies or the bottom to allow all cookies, and then tap or click OK.
Blocking cookies might prevent some pages from displaying correctly.
Note that there are various levels of cookie permissions in Internet Explorer. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer 9.0, refer to the following page from Microsoft: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-9 and for Internet Explorer 10.0: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-10
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0
Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet Options'
In the options window navigate to the 'Privacy' tab
To enable cookies: Set the slider to ‘Medium’ or below
To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies
Note that there are various levels of cookie permissions in Internet Explorer. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer, refer to the following page from Microsoft: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Click on 'Tools' at the browser menu and select ‘Options’
Select the Privacy panel
To enable cookies: Check ‘Accept cookies for sites’
To disable cookies: Uncheck ‘Accept cookies for sites’
Note that there are various levels of cookie permissions in Internet Firefox. For more information, refer to the following page from Mozilla: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies
Click on 'Settings’ in the browser menu and select 'Settings'
Select ‘Quick Preferences’
To enable cookies: check "Enable Cookies"
To disable cookies: uncheck "Enable Cookies"
Note that there are various levels of cookie permissions in Internet Opera. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Opera, refer to the following page from Opera Software: http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/
Safari for OS X
Click on 'Safari' in the menu bar and select the 'Preferences' option
Click on 'Security'
To enable cookies: In the 'Accept cookies' section select 'Only from site you navigate to'
To disable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Never’
Note that there are various levels of cookie permissions in Safari. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Safari, refer to the Apple various recommandations: https://www.apple.com/support/mac-apps/safari/
Safari for iOS (iPhone / iPad)
Settings → Safari → Allow Cookies → Never
For more information on other cookie settings offered in iOS, refer to the following page from Apple: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265
Settings → Content Parameters → Allow cookies (unlock)
All other browsers
Please look for a "help" function in the browser or contact the browser provider.