Cookies

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’).

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

 Jetpack Comments
 Cookie Name comment_author_
 Duration 347 days
 Purpose All three of these are site specific. They duplicate the cookies already set by Core for commenting.

 Cookie Name comment_author_email 
 Duration 347 days
 Purpose As above.

 Cookie Name comment_author_url_
 Duration 347 days
 Purpose As above.

 Mobile Theme

 Cookie Name akm_mobile
 Duration 3.5 days
 Purpose Tracking whether or not a user wishes to view the mobile version of a site.

 Subscriptions
 
 Cookie Name jetpack_comments_subscribe_ 
 Duration 347 days
 Purpose Used to store the state of the post and comment subscription checkboxes
 
 Cookie Name jetpack_log_subscribe_
 Duration 347 days
 Purpose Cookies set for registered users 
 Cookies set for registered users 

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

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

  Single Sign On
 
 Cookie Name jetpack_sso_redirect_to
 Duration 1 hour
 Purpose Allows for redirect URLs to be stored, necessary for Single Sign On.
 
 Cookie Name jetpack_sso_remember_me
 Duration 1 hour
 Purpose Stores ‘me’ values locally, rather than requiring them to be passed to WordPress.com every time for Single Sign

 Stats

 Cookie Name stnojs
 Duration 2 days
 Purpose 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.