Outlined below are the different categories of cookies set by WordPress.org, with specific examples detailed in the tables that follow. This includes name and purpose. Certain cookies are only set for visitors which are marked below accordingly. Where a cookie only applies to specific subdomains, the cookies are included under the relevant header.
Strictly Necessary: These cookies are essential for WordPress.org to perform basic functions.
Performance: Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with websites hosted on WordPress.org including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. These details are only used to improve how the website functions.
Tracking: These are set by trusted third party networks (e.g. Google Analytics) to track details such as the number of unique visitors and page-views to help improve the user experience.
Third Party/Embedded Content: WordPress.org makes use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as embedded content from YouTube and Vimeo. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties and used to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.
Here’s a list of our current cookie usage:
|MUID||Used by Microsoft as a unique identifier. The cookie is set by embedded Microsoft scripts. The purpose of this cookie is to synchronize the ID across many different Microsoft domains to enable user tracking.||1 year||Advertisement|
|_ga||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.||2 years||Analytics|
|_gid||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the performance of the website. The data collected includes the number of visitors, how visitors have found the website, and the pages visited (in an anonymous form).||1 day||Analytics|
|_gat_gtag_UA_40727293_3||Google uses this cookie to distinguish users.||1 minute||Analytics|
|_gat_UA-35372477-1||This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.||1 minute||Performance|
|_uetsid||These cookies are used to collect analytical information about how visitors use the website. This information is used to compile reports and improve the website.||1 day||Analytics|