Cookies

Our Privacy Policy explains our principles when it comes to the collection, processing, and storage of your information. The Cookie Policy specifically explains how we, our partners, and users of our services deploy cookies, as well as the options you have to control them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a ‘session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (‘third party cookies’).

Cookies set by WordPress.org

We use cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons; some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users; and some allow the display of advertising from selected third party networks. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action (clicking the ‘like’ or ‘follow’ button on a post, for example).

Below the different categories of cookies set by WordPress.org are outlined, with specific examples detailed in the tables that follow. This includes their name and purpose. Certain cookies are only set for logged-in visitors, whereas others are set for any visitors, and these are marked below accordingly. Where a cookie only applies to specific subdomains, they are included under the relevant header.

Strictly Necessary: These are the cookies that are essential for WordPress.org to perform basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions.

Functionality: These cookies are used to store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location.

Performance: Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with websites hosted on WordPress.org, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. These details are only used to improve how the website functions.

Tracking: These are set by trusted third party networks (e.g. Google Analytics) to track details such as the number of unique visitors, and pageviews to help improve the user experience.

Third Party/Embedded Content: WordPress.org makes use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from YouTube and Vimeo. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.

wordpress.org

CookieDurationPurposeLogged-in Users Only?
devicePixelRatioBrowser default (1 year)Used to make the site responsive to the visitor’s screen size.No
wordpress_test_cookieSessionTests that the browser accepts cookies.No
_ga2 yearsGoogle Analytics – Used to distinguish users.No
_gat_<property-id>1 minuteGoogle Analytics – Used to throttle request rate.No
_gid24 hoursGoogle Analytics – Used to distinguish users.No
tk_ai24 hoursJetpack – Stores the unique identifier for the publisher to enable Jetpack to collect data.No
tk_lr1 yearJetpack – Stores the unique identifier for the publisher to enable Jetpack to collect data.No
tk_or5 yearsJetpack – Stores the unique identifier for the publisher to enable Jetpack to collect data.No
wp-settings-{user_id}1 yearUsed to persist a user’s wp-admin configuration.Yes
wporg_logged_in
wporg_sec
14 days if you select “Remember Me” when logging in. Otherwise, Session.Used to check whether the current visitor is a logged-in WordPress.org user.Yes
wporg_locale1 yearUsed to persist a user’s locale configuration.Yes

make.wordpress.org

CookieDurationPurposeLogged-in Users Only?
welcome-{blog_id}PermanentUsed to record if you’ve chosen to hide the “Welcome” message at the top of the corresponding blog.No
showComments10 yearsUsed to determine if you prefer comments to be shown or hidden when reading the site.No

*.trac.wordpress.org

CookieDurationPurposeLogged-in Users Only?
trac_form_tokenSessionUsed as a security token for cross-site request forgery protection.No
trac_session90 daysUsed to keep anonymous session information.No

codex.wordpress.org

CookieDurationPurposeLogged-in Users Only?
codexToken6 monthsUsed to check whether the current visitor is a logged-in WordPress.org user. Only set if you select “Keep me logged in” when logging in.Yes
codexUserId
codexUserName
6 monthsUsed to check whether the current visitor is a logged-in WordPress.org user.Yes
codex_sessionSessionUsed to check whether the current visitor is a logged-in WordPress.org user.Yes

*.wordcamp.org

CookieDurationPurposeLogged-in Users Only?
camptix_client_stats1 yearUsed to track unique visitors to tickets page on a WordCamp siteNo
wp-saving-post1 dayUsed to track if there is saved post exists for a post currently being edited. If exists then let user restore the dataYes
comment_author_{hash}347 daysUsed to tracked comment author name, if “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.” is checkedNo
comment_author_email_{hash}347 daysUsed to tracked comment author email, if “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.” is checkedNo
comment_author_url_{hash}347 daysUsed to track comment author url, if “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.” checkbox is checkedNo
wp-postpass_{hash}10 daysUsed to maintain session if a post is password protectedNo
wp-settings-{user}1 yearUsed to preserve user’s wp-admin settingsYes
wp-settings-time-{user}1 yearTime at which wp-settings-{user} was setYes
tix_view_token2 daysUsed for session managing private CampTix contentNo
tk_aiBrowser defaultUsed for trackingNo
jetpackStateSessionUsed for maintaining Jetpack StateYes
jpp_math_passSessionVerifies that a user answered the math problem correctly while logging in.No
stnojs2 daysRemember if user do not want JavaScript executedNo
wordpress_logged_in_{hash}SessionRemember User sessionYes
wordpres_test_cookieSessionTest if cookie can be setNo

Controlling Cookies

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies, or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior such as the length of time they are stored — either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins.

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on advertising cookies, and how to manage them, visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based), or aboutads.info(US based).

Some specific opt-out programs are available here:

Google Analytics – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

It’s important to note that restricting or disabling the use of cookies can limit the functionality of sites, or prevent them from working correctly at all.

WordPress.org

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