Zaclys is a small French structure, providing alternative web services made with care, durable, supportive and respectful of your privacy… and it changes everything.
We don't depend on advertising for a living, so you don't have to trace or "profile" you.
We are also part of Framasoft's Kittens collective, which fights every day for your privacy (cf Manifesto and Charter on chatons.org).
Cookies or not cookies, Google the big brother
Cookies do not deserve the bad reputation they have had in recent years.
The real problem is external cookies, trackers, pixels, imported scripts and other Google tracers (and others… but Google is far ahead of the others).
For more than 15 years, Google has designed free, useful and efficient tools for webmasters:analytics for stats, adsense for advertising management (useful for monetizing its website), maps for plans, fonts for css3 fonts, etc.
Webmasters use and install these tools on their websites… and install google tracers on every page of their sites … Google ends up with an eye that follows you on most web pages of the planet, legally, for free, and without doing anything.
Better if we take their flagship adsense (advertising direction): advertisers pay Google to display advertising and Google uses without doing anything the pages of sites that have kindly installed this tool themselves to display the ad. Google gives them a small portion of the profit for the use of this display space, which allows the author of the site to monetize his work and be able to continue his adventure.
But by the way this tool allows Google to see you pass (you the target of this ad), to know the subject that interested you on this site (shoes?), so to establish your profile … it's the nerve of war for Google who needs it to adjust the ad it displays according to your interests, so that you click on them (you'll definitely click on these shoes by seeing them everywhere on the sites you visit). And when you click Google bill back its advertiser. The loop is closed.
And their plotters follow your visits from one site to another. So on a site A you are looking for a pair of shoes, you go to a site B of recipes of kitchens and you find these same shoes in the banner of pub, then again on the site C news … Because these 3 sites use one or more free services from Google and Google sees you pass on these 3 sites…
Zaclys cookies (with fresh butter and real eggs)
A cookie is just a small piece of information that is sent by our site "session – XXXXX" and that is stored by your browser. Then when you go from page to page on our site, your browser returns this information to us, which allows us to keep you connected and identified on the site from one page to another.
The alternative would be to pass a session ID on the url of the pages, which would pose security and privacy issues for your data 😉
Our infrastructure is also protected by OVH's physical equipment and networks (DDOS protection, power outages, physical access to data centers, etc.).
Our hard drives are tripled (raid 10 zfs) and backed up on a remote storage of more than 100 km.
- everything you put on our website,
- all the information and choices you enter on our forms (you have to store it to view or process),
- ID and encrypted password
- your activity on our services (if you receive an invitation to view an album and you use it, that action is recorded, otherwise you cannot report it to the invitation's author),
- specific information to help you in case of a bug (which browser, which operating system, ip address, last page visited, login date…)
- the address of the reference site if necessary (if you clicked on a link in another site to arrive at Zaclys, we will know what this site is)
Contact the DPO /DPD (data protection officer/ data protection officer)
The DPO is one of the co-managers of Zaclys, you can contact him via our contact form for any request related to this subject.