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
|comment_author_||347 days||All three of these are site specific. They duplicate the cookies already set by Core for commenting.|
|comment_author_email_||347 days||As above.|
|comment_author_url_||347 days||As above.|
|akm_mobile||3.5 days||Tracking whether or not a user wishes to view the mobile version of a site.|
|jetpack_comments_subscribe_||347 days||Used to store the state of the post and comment subscription checkboxes.|
|jetpack_blog_subscribe_||347 days||As above.|
EU Cookie Law Banner
|eucookielaw||30 days||Used to store the state of acceptance to the EU Cookie Law banner.|
Cookies set for registered users
|jetpackstate||session||Set to pass state message back to the user across requests|
about module activation.
|jpp_math_pass||1 day||Remember if the user has successfully completed a math problem to prove that they’re a real human.|
Single Sign On
|jetpack_sso_redirect_to||1 hour||Allows for redirect URLs to be stored, necessary for Single Sign On.|
|jetpack_sso_remember_me||1 hour||Stores ‘me’ values locally, rather than requiring them to be passed to WordPress.com every time for Single Sign On.|
|jetpack_sso_original_request||1 hour||Stores the URL of where the original SSO request was made from.|
|jetpack_sso_nonce||10 minutes||Used for nonce verification.|