How does Lilo act to protect your privacy?
Lilo doesn’t collect any of your personnal data nor research data.
Lilo doesn’t place any tracking cookies for the purpose of selling data to third parties.
The cookies placed are those that are strictly necessary for the features of Lilo (your preferences, your drops of water, the language to be used, etc.)to function properly. If you got to Lilo via a partner (a partner organization, a website), cookies allow us to get the information needed to award the partner fairly.
Lilo hosts its own analytical statistics tool, named Piwik. Lilo does not use Google Analytics which is commonly used by other websites. These statistics are necessary as they tell us how many visitors have reached Lilo’s website.
On Chrome, Firefox and Safari browsers, Lilo sends “do not track” messages to alert the website you are visiting that you do not want to be tracked.
On Chrome only, you can desactivate ad tracking. Lilo activates this option automatically through Lilo’s extension.
What data is used by Lilo in its extensions?
Lilo needs your authorization to have access to your browsing history in order to display favorites on the homepage. The information in your browser’s history is never sent to Lilo’s servers.
To display the favorites and to protect against ad tracking, the extension needs to get your permission to access the websites you visit, in order to display a screenshot on Lilo’s homepage and to prevent ad cookies. Please note that the screenshot doesn’t go through Lilo’s servers.
Lilo’s extension allows you to set Lilo as your default search engine and to use the Lilo home page on your browser (These features can both be disactivated anytime).
Which data are collected by third party algorithms used by Lilo?
At this time, Lilo doesn’t host its own search algorithm. Lilo uses algorithms created by third parties (such as Google, Yahoo, Bing). Those algorithms might have access to your IP adress and your browser version. They can also place ad cookies. If you were to use one of those search engines, it would also be the case. Moreover, the protection against ad tracking provided by Lilo (do not track or the disabling of ad tracking) helps prevent potential tracking by companies that commercialize those search algorithms.
With Lilo, Am I 100% sure that my privacy is protected?
Even though we’re doing our best, we don’t have the legal ability nor the technical ability to protect your privacy at 100% percent on the internet.
If that is what you’re looking for while using our search engine, we recommend that you use more complex tools such as Tor software that anonymizes your internet navigation.
While installing Lilo on Chrome, the popup “Add Lilo.org” is displayed. What does it mean?
“Read and change all your data on the websites you visit”
> Allows displaying images of your favorites on the homepage.
> Allows protection against advertising tracking by supressing advertisement cookies and sending “do not track” notices to websites visited.
“Read and change your browsing history”
> Allows managing the display of your favorites on the homepage.
“Communicate with cooperating websites”
> Allows the extension to share the list of the favorites to be displayed on the homepage.
“Manage your apps, extensions, and themes ”
>Allows Lilo’s extension to enable or disable the extensions “Lilo search” (default search engine) and “Lilo Tab” ( default homepage).