Cookies

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’).

Disclaimer google analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Cookies set by Jetpack

Cookies are used by Jetpack in a variety of different ways. The cookies set will depend on the Jetpack features that are enabled. The cookies are only set when a user interacts with one of these, or to allow admin functions to be performed in wp-admin.

More details are in the tables below, which lists the cookies that are set for visitors and registered users of sites with the Jetpack plugin installed.

COOKIES SET UPON VISITOR INTERACTION

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Cookie Name Duration Purpose
jetpack_comments_subscribe_ 347 days Used to store the state of the post and comment subscription checkboxes.
jetpack_blog_subscribe_ 347 days As above.

COOKIES SET FOR REGISTERED USERS

JETPACK

Cookie Name Duration Purpose
jetpackstate session Set to pass state message back to the user across requests
about module activation.

JETPACK PROTECT

Cookie Name Duration Purpose
jpp_math_pass 1 day Remember if the user has successfully completed a math problem to prove that they’re a real human.

STATS

Cookie Name Duration Purpose
stnojs 2 days The stats module may set an admin-area cookie if the user needs to view stats reports without javascript turned on.

Some Jetpack features make use of third party applications and services to enhance the experience of visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons). 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.

Additional cookies are set for those using wp-admin, through the connected WordPress.com account. More information on the cookies collected is available here.