Types of Cookies Wix uses

Cookies can be classified according to their type, duration and category.

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Type:

  • First-party cookies: Cookies that Wix places on your site. 

  • Third-party cookies: Cookies that are placed and used by third parties. 

Duration:

  • Session (transient) cookies: These cookies are erased when site visitors close their browsers and are not used to collect information from their computers. They typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.

  • Persistent (permanent or stored) cookies: These cookies are stored on a site visitor's hard drive until they expire (at a set expiration date) or until they are deleted. These cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as web surfing behavior or user preferences for a specific site.

Category:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These are the cookies that let your visitors browse through your site. They are also necessary for security reasons. 

  • Functional cookies: These cookies "remember" registered visitors/customers in order to improve their user experience. 

Take a look at the table below to see which cookies we place on Wix sites:

First-Party Cookies

Strictly Necessary

Cookie name

Duration

Purpose

ForceFlashSite

Session

When viewing a mobile site (old mobile under m.domain.com) it will force the server to display the non-mobile version and avoid redirecting to the mobile site

hs

Session

Security

smSession

Persistent (Two days or two weeks)

Identifies logged in site members

XSRF-TOKEN

Session

Security

Functionality

Cookie name

Duration

Purpose

svSession

Persistent (Two years)

Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

SSR-caching

Session

Indicates how a site was rendered. 

smSession

Persistent (Two weeks)

Identifies logged in site members

Third-Party Cookies

Functionality

Cookie name

Duration

Purpose

TS*

Session

Security

TS01*******

Session

Security

TSxxxxxxxx (where x is replaced with a random series of numbers and letters)

Session

Security

TSxxxxxxxx_d (where x is replaced with a random series of numbers and letters)

Session

Security

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