Cookie Policy

We use cookies on our website so that we can ensure it’s working the way it should and make improvements.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is sent and stored on your computer and/or mobile device which provides us with information in relation to your website usage, and allows us to recognise that you have used our website before.

Cookies are safe and secure and are commonly used by websites.

A cookie typically contains:

  • the name of the server the cookie was sent from;
  • the lifetime of the cookie; and
  • a unique identifier (usually a number).

How cookies work

When you visit the Codex website, our website server sends a cookie to your device and uses this number to recognise you when you return to the site or browse from page to page. This cookie is then stored on your computer or mobile device.

All websites can send a cookie to your browser if your browser settings allow it. Many websites do this to track online flow.

Types of cookies

Cookies may be categorised on the basis of their life span:

  1. Session or temporary cookies: these cookies expire when you close your browser or when the session times out.
  2. Persistent or permanent cookies: these are usually stored on your hard disk and survive across multiple sessions but have a longer expiration date.

Please find below a table detailing the types of cookies used on our website:

Cookie Name Set by Data Stored Purpose More info
PHPSESSID Wordpress A random unique number or string of letters and numbers. As you browse around the pages on this site, the session cookie tells the website that you are the same person requesting the webpages, and not a new visitor to each page. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you. wordpress.org
tk_tc Wordpress Anonymous This cookie collects metrics about the users use of the website related to the WordPress.com features so that WordPress.com can improve their services wordpress.com
_ga Google Analytics Anonymous Used to distinguish users. developers.google.com
_gid Google Analytics Anonymous Used to distinguish users. developers.google.com
_gat Google Analytics Anonymous Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_. developers.google.com
AMP_TOKEN Google Analytics Anonymous Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. developers.google.com
__utma Google Analytics Anonymous Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. developers.google.com
__utmt Google Analytics Anonymous Used to throttle request rate. developers.google.com
__utmb Google Analytics Anonymous Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. developers.google.com
__utmc Google Analytics Anonymous Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operates in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. developers.google.com
__utmz Google Analytics Anonymous Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. developers.google.com
__utmv Google Analytics Anonymous Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. developers.google.com
CONSENT Google Anonymous Cookie set by Google to off-loaded static content (JavaScript code, images and CSS) to a different domain name in an effort to reduce bandwidth usage and increase network performance for the end user. google.com

Controlling or deleting cookies

You can easily control and disable cookies through your browser settings. Learn how to remove cookies set on your device. Removal of cookies may impact the experience whilst using the website through repeated requirements for entry of confirmation.