Last modified: November 1, 2017
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text file, unique to your device or browser, that helps us learn about things like when users arrive at our site, how they use the site, when they leave, and when they come back. We use session-based, persistent cookies and pixel-tags. Session-based cookies last only while your browser is open and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies last until you or your browser delete them or until they expire. Pixel tags, which are small blocks of code installed in or on a webpage, also provide us with insight about our users’ preferences. It’s important to note that no information about web traffic associated with our marketing and web optimization efforts can be traced back to the actual end users of Wickr products.
What Types of Cookies We Use
In addition to our own cookies, we use third-party cookies through partners like Google Analytics to understand website performance and customer interest in our product, as well as optimize the onboarding experience for new network administrators (on Wickr Pro only). These cookies do not allow us to know your personal information, only how you interact with our website and marketing materials published on the web.
You can control and delete cookies from your browser. Here is how to do so on different browsers:
You can also disable or block cookies to prevent them from being used in the first place.
For more information about these controls, visit your browser or device's help material.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation and other leading digital rights organizations recommend a number of ways to do this:
- Users can opt out of providing their website activity to Google Analytics via the Google Analytics Opt-Out browser add-on.
- Users can install Adblock Plus and enable EasyPrivacy to block ads and disable 3rd party tracking;
- Users can also change cookie settings on the browser to “disallow” 3rd party cookies and “set cookies to expire when you exit your browser.”
- Users can turn off referers with the extension Referer Control. This will prevent an HTTP request from giving user information to websites.
- Finally, users can install EFF’s browser add-on HTTPS Everywhere or Privacy Badger. Details on how to set these features up can be found here.
Do Not Track
We use Squarespace for our website, which recognizes Do Not Track signals.