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 third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (‘third party cookies’).

Both websites and HTML e-mails may also contain other tracking technologies such as ‘web beacons’, or ‘pixels’. These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, the web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.

Cookies set by Jetpack

Cookies are used by Jetpack in a variety of ways. The cookies set will depend on the specific features that are enabled on a site. The cookies are only set when a user interacts with one of these features, or to allow admin functions to be performed from within the site’s dashboard (/wp-admin).

Further details are provided in the following tables, which list the various cookies that are set for registered users of sites with the Jetpack plugin installed. For information on the cookies set by Jetpack.com, or for visitors to sites with the Jetpack plugin installed, please see the cookie policy at automattic.com/cookies.

General

Cookie Name Duration Purpose
jetpackState[message] session Stores the state message passed back to the user across requests
regarding module activation.
jetpackState[error] session Stores the state’s error type passed back to the user across requests regarding module activation.
jetpackState[error_description] session Stores the state’s error description passed back to the user across requests regarding module activation.
jetpackState[module] session Stores the state’s module name passed back to the user across requests regarding module activation.
jetpackState[privacy_checks] session Stores modules that may require additional privacy-related verification for private sites so that we can properly communicate these to the user.
jetpackState[php_errors] session Stores any PHP errors found just before PHP shuts down execution.
jetpackState[deactivated_plugins] session Stores the names of any standalone plugins that needed to be deactivated by Jetpack so that these can be communicated back to the user.
jetpackState[network_nag] session Stores a true value if Jetpack is network-activated, and the plugin needs to communicate to the user that they must connect it on each child site of the network.

Jetpack Protect

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

Secure Sign On

Cookie Name Duration Purpose
jetpack_sso_redirect_to 1 hour Allows for redirect URLs to be stored, which is necessary for Secure Sign On to work.
jetpack_sso_remember_me 1 hour Stores me values locally, rather than requiring them to be passed to WordPress.com each time.
jetpack_sso_wpcom_name_{HASH} 1 week or cleared after successful login Remembers the WordPress.com display name to show on login page.
jetpack_sso_wpcom_gravatar_{HASH} 1 week or cleared after successful login Remembers URL of the Gravatar image to show on login page.
jetpack_sso_original_request 1 hour Stores the URL of the original login request.
jetpack_sso_nonce 10 minutes Used for nonce verification.

Stats

Cookie Name Duration Purpose
stnojs 2 days The Stats feature sets this admin-area-only cookie if the user requests to view stats reports without javascript turned on.

General Analytics

Cookie Name Duration Purpose
tk_ai session Stores a randomly-generated anonymous ID. This is only used within the admin area and is used for general analytics tracking.

Cookies & Consents Banner Widget

Cookie Name Duration Purpose
personalized-ads-consent Time is configured by site owner. Default time is 180 days. Remembers the state of visitor acceptance to personalized (cookie-based) advertising. This cookie is only set on sites running Jetpack Ads.
eucookielaw Time is configured by site owner. Default time is 180 days. Remembers the state of visitor acceptance to the use of cookies.

Other cookies

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 (via our Sharing feature). 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 or access to the information that is collected by these cookies. We recommend consulting the individual privacy policies of any such services for more information.

Site owners may also be using different plugins or other third-party services that set and use cookies. If you are a site owner, you may wish to make your visitors aware of such tracking using our Cookies & Consents Widget. If you are a site visitor, you may need to consult the site owner regarding these types of cookies.

Managing your site on WordPress.com will result in additional cookies being set.

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 behaviour such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins. If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of our service may not function correctly.

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based) or optout.aboutads.info (US based). On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit ad tracking.