Below are examples of the cookies set by Automattic, with explanations of their purpose. Some of these cookies are set across our whole network, whereas some are specific to individual services (e.g. WordPress.com, Longreads, etc). Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but rather aims to be representative. Information about cookies that may be set by third parties, such as our ads partners, is below. Additionally, we occasionally set referrer cookies on Jetpack connected sites, using WooCommerce.
In addition, people and companies that use our services to publish or host their own sites may place additional cookies. We provide more information on these cookies below.
|Cache Storage||For controlling cached content for the purpose of increasing page speed for users.|
|PHPSESSID||Pertains to PHP which is the engine that runs WordPress.|
|machete_accepted_cookies||This cookie tells the browser whether you have accepted cookies or not.|
|pdb-sess||The Participants Database system sets this cooke. We use PDB to display various people and roles to you.|
|Database Storage||This cookie pertains to the MySQL database that stores website content.|
|Local Storage||WordPress does not use Local Storage. However, our theme or other plugins may use Local Storage to operate properly.|
|Service Workers||We use the Super Progressive Web Apps plugin to provide a more seamless user experience when the website is installed as an app on a computer, smartphone, or tablet.|
Analytics and Performance
|NA||At this time, we do not use third-party advertisements on our websites.|