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’).

This page outlines which cookies our website uses and why.

Marmie’s Empty Nest Cookies

 Cookies Source
mailchimp_landing_site, mctb_bar_hidden  Used to integrate form data with MailChimp, our newsletter service. This does not collect any personal information from you, unless you sign up for our newsletter.
wf_loginalerted_{random string}, wfvt_{random string}, wfwaf-authcookie-{random string}, wordfence_verifiedHuman Created by our security program, WordFence Security, which helps secure us from attacks. This does not collect any personal information from you.
woocommerce_cart_hash, woocommerce_items_in_cart, wp_woocommerce_session_{random string}  Created by our E-Commerce program, WooCommerce, to help keep track of your cart.
wordpress_test_cookie, wp-settings-{number}, wp-settings-time-{number} Created by WordPress, what Marmie’s Empty Nest is built on, to identify your logon and settings.
wpSGCacheBypass Created by our webhost, SiteGround, to help with our caching. This does not collect any personal information from you.
comment_author_, comment_author_email_, comment_author_url_  Aid in comments. *
eucookielaw Saves if a user has clicked the Cookie Law banner, so it won’t show up for 30 days. *
jpp_math_pass Saves if the user has completed a math problem to prove you’re human, so you won’t have to do it again. *
jetpack_sso_redirect_to, jetpack_sso_remember_me, jetpack_sso_wpcom_name_, jetpack_sso_wpcom_gravatar_, jetpack_sso_original_request, jetpack_sso_nonce  Used for Jetpack Single Sign On. *

*See Jetpack for more info. 

Third Party Cookies

Cookies Source Description
PYPF PayPal Paypal uses this cookie to recognize its customers, and to make logging in quicker and easier
__cfduid Cloudflare CloudFlare is our Content Delivery Network (CDN). It helps our website load fast no matter where you access it from. This cookie is used for security and threat detection purposes
__distillery Wistia This cookie is used by our video player provider to remember your position in a video should playback be interrupted.
_ga, _gid, gadwp_wg_default_dimension, gadwp_wg_default_metric, gadwp_wg_default_swmetric Google Analytics This cookie helps us track anonymous user data to improve our site layout, and gather statistics.
PREF, NID, HSID, APISID, SID Google reCAPTCHA Used to help determine if you are human or a bot. Hopefully you’re human!

How to Disable or Remove Cookies

It’s possible to turn off cookies on most browsers. User experience should not be impacted too much if you disable them.

Links to directions to disable cookies on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, or Internet Explorer.