Cookies policy

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 other websites who serve up content on that site (‘third party cookies’).

Cookies are used in this site in a variety of diverse ways. The cookies are only set when a user interacts with one of these.

More details are in the tables below, which lists the cookies that are set for visitors and registered users.

Cookies set upon visitor interaction

Cookie NameDurationPurpose
comment_author_347 daysAll three of these are site specific. They duplicate the cookies already set by Core for commenting.
comment_author_email_347 daysAs above.
comment_author_url_347 daysAs above.
akm_mobile3.5 daysTracking whether or not a user wishes to view the mobile version of a site.


Cookie NameDurationPurpose
jetpack_comments_subscribe_347 daysUsed to store the state of the post and comment subscription checkboxes.
jetpack_blog_subscribe_347 daysAs above.

EU Cookie Law Banner

Cookie NameDurationPurpose
eucookielaw30 daysUsed to store the state of acceptance to the EU Cookie Law banner.

Cookies set for registered users

Cookie NameDurationPurpose
jetpackstatesessionSet to pass state message back to the user across requests
about module activation.


Cookie NameDurationPurpose
jpp_math_pass1 dayRemember if the user has successfully completed a math problem to prove that they’re a real human.

Single Sign On

Cookie NameDurationPurpose
jetpack_sso_redirect_to1 hourAllows for redirect URLs to be stored, necessary for Single Sign On.
jetpack_sso_remember_me1 hourStores ‘me’ values locally, rather than requiring them to be passed to every time for Single Sign On.
jetpack_sso_original_request1 hourStores the URL of where the original SSO request was made from.
jetpack_sso_nonce10 minutesUsed for nonce verification.


Cookie NameDurationPurpose
stnojs2 daysThe stats module may set an admin-area cookie if the user needs to view stats reports without javascript turned on.