This Cookie Policy applies to the websites/domains which are owned and managed by the Joomla Project:

  • and its subdomains

The Websites above are operated by Open Source Matters, Inc. (“Joomla”, "us", "we", or "our") and use cookies. (collectively the "Site").

Our Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we partner with may use cookies on the Site, and which are your choices regarding cookies. Please read this Cookie Policy in conjunction with our Privacy Policy, which sets out additional details on how we store and process your personal data and your various rights.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves via the browser on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.

Why do we use cookies?

They enable the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login details, local language and/or other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. Additionally, it allows the Site or a third-party to recognize you, while making your next visit easier and the Site more useful to you. Sometimes we may use tracking pixels, which are small graphic files linked to our servers that allow us to track your usage over our Site and on related functionalities. Cookies and tracking pixels allow us to serve you better and more efficiently, and to personalize your experience on our Site.

Categories of cookies that Joomla’s properties use

When you use and access the Site, we use a cookie bar that will inform you about the use of cookies in our websites and you would be able to accept or change your preferences regarding the use of cookies.

The Joomla Project uses both session and persistent cookies on it’s Site and it uses different types of cookies to run the Site.

Essential cookies

Strictly necessary cookies are essential for the operation of the Site in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas, authenticating users and preventing fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these cookies, the Site may not be fully functional. We use the following strictly necessary cookies on our Site:

Non-essential cookies: Performance Cookies

Performance cookies help The Joomla Project improve the way our Site works. We use Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website. These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages are visitors more often visit, and if they get error messages from any web pages. We anonymize IP addresses in Google Analytics, and the anonymized data is transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers. As a result these cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. It is only used to improve how a website works. 

Non-essential cookies: Functionality cookies. 

Functionality cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our Site. This allows us to personalise the content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). Also they can be used to provide more personal services like to present feeds or/and iframes by third parties.

Advertising/Targeting cookies

Advertising/Targeting cookies limit the number of times you see an advertisement and measure the effectiveness of our digital advertising campaigns. They are also used to deliver more relevant adverts according to your interests. They allow you to limit the number of times an ad is displayed to you and help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They are also used to remember that you have visited a website, and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often advertising or targeting cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation. In any case, the third party ads providers have been evaluated and act under the requirements of the GDPR.

What are your choices regarding cookies

We do not require that you accept non-essential cookies. If you do accept our use of non-essential cookies, you can withdraw your consent or adjust your browser’s privacy settings at any time. Please note that blocking of essential cookies may cause some of the Sites’ functionality to not be available. 

We plan to release a tool to control cookies on our websites soon. The tool will allow you to accept / delete all the cookies saved by any of the websites.

Using your browser

Moreover, if you'd like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help center of your web browser. Please mention that if you do this, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services or/and some functionalities may not work.

Each browser provides help pages that help you manage cookies in their products. To disable cookies through your browser, follow the instructions usually located within the “Help,” “Tools” or “Edit” menus in your browser, or see detailed information on how to do this via the guide.


If you want to reach out to our Data Protection Officer (DPO) for information and questions, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Last Updated: 1 May 2020

Joomla! means “all together”. Inclusion is in our heart. As a community, we accept and welcome everyone. We are committed to being accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of ability or technology.

There are two main areas where we are focusing our efforts: the Joomla! CMS and Framework as our “product” and our websites -, the Joomla Organisation and all of our subdomain sites.

Joomla! CMS, Framework and extensions

Joomla! aims to be an accessible authoring tool and provide a solid out of the box base for building accessible websites.

Since the birth of Joomla, we have made efforts to make our software meet accessibility requirements.

With Joomla! 4, we conform with the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) guidelines: WCAG 2.1 and ATAG 2.0. The Joomla Backend ensures full accessibility. Every person, with or without disability, can use Joomla to create, administer and maintain accessible sites. We give you the tools, the rest is up to you!

While Joomla! enables the creation of accessible WCAG 2.1 AA-level sites, it is up to those building individual sites to implement their own site in an accessible way. To put it another way, we will give you an accessible base install, but it will be up to you to ensure it is still accessible at the end of the build. website and subdomains

We are aware that our own websites do not currently meet accessibility guidelines. We are actively working to fix this, and aim for our properties to also meet WCAG 2.1 AA standards. We will update this statement when this has been achieved.

Joomla! Accessibility Team (JAT)

Accessibility, much like security, is a constantly evolving journey. Accessibility has to be taken care of constantly. We aim to make the Joomla ecosystem a beacon for accessibility in the digital world by providing Joomla as a fully accessible foundation, as well as providing tools and information for accessibility standards and processes. The members of this team are dedicated to accessibility. They have many years of experience, in theory and in practice, as auditors, users, developers and continue to learn and explore techniques.

If you would like to volunteer or contribute to our team in any way, we would love to welcome you on board! Please join us or contact us on Volunteers Portal.

How to report a problem or suggestion

If you find a bug or something that isn't working for you, please tell us.
We are happy to receive every hint and invite you to work with us to improve our software. Please report on our Issue Tracker or on github. If you are on github, use the Accessibility issue template for reporting an issue.

If you would like to report an issue about any of our * sites, please click on the "Report an issue" link located in the footer of that website. Our dedicated volunteers will address any issues as soon as humanly possible, accessibility issues have high priority.

Contact us via email

If you have questions, suggestions or if you are interested in joining our team, contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Joomla! Accessibility Disclaimer

The Joomla! Project is not responsible for compliance with the standards of accessibility of applications and extensions created with and/or for the Joomla! CMS and Framework but is committed to making changes to the Joomla! CMS so that the available applications, extensions, and web sites have a solid foundation in keyboard support, focus support, ARIA markup and other assistive technologies.

Last Updated: 16th December 2022



Last Updated: 26 August 2021

Table of Contents


We value your privacy very highly. This Privacy Policy applies to the following Websites:


These Websites are operated by Open Source Matters, Inc. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully as it contains important information regarding your privacy and how we may use your personal information.

Your access to and use of any of the Websites is conditional upon your acceptance of and compliance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to all visitors, users and others, who wish to access or use any of the Websites.
By accessing or using any of the Websites, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy. If you disagree with any part of this Privacy Policy, then you do not have our permission to access or use any of the Websites.

What information we collect, the purposes of collection and who we share it with



A “cookie” or a tracer is an electronic file deposited on your terminal (computer, tablet or smartphone) and read when browsing a website, reading an email, installing or using software or a mobile application. The Websites that we manage collect cookies. To learn more about what cookies we collect and how you may be able to stop such collection, please visit our Cookies Policy.

Children's privacy

This Website is intended for use by a general audience. We do not offer products or services to children. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 16 or the age as specified by the data subject’s governing laws. Should a person whom we know to be a child send personally identifiable information to us, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child to inform him or her that they cannot use this Website. If you are a parent or guardian and you become aware that your child has provided us with their personally identifiable information they should contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Analytics, Tag manager and reCAPTCHA

The Websites managed by us use the following Google products:

  • Google Analytics
    We use Analytics services from Google LLC. Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are stored on your computer, in order to help the website analyze how users use the site during their visit. The nature of these cookies is mainly for performance, as also for marketing. The collected data (information about your web preferences, ads based on what you visit or even your language) are analyzed and categorized in order to create a useful report about how this website is used and emphasize on its performance. These data are transmitted and stored on a server controlled by Google, located in the United States.
    Google will use all this information, determined by the way you are using our website, in order to generate reports based on website’s activity for website operators and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. Your IP address is anonymized before being sent to Google.
    All user level and event data are being deleted from Google Analytics 14 months after the last visit in our website.
    You can deactivate the installation and use of Cookies by simply setting up your web browser’s preferences. However, you might have access to a less functional or even malfunctional environment within the site. If you wish to prevent the storage of personal data (including your anonymized IP address) and their use only by Google, you can install the following plugin:
    For more information, please see the terms of use and the privacy policy of Google Analytics.

  • Google Tag Manager (GTM)
    Google Tag Manager (GTM) is a tag management system to manage JavaScript and HTML tags used for tracking and analytics on websites. Tags are small code elements that, among other things, are used to measure traffic and visitor behaviour, to understand the effect of online advertising and social channels. We occasionally set up remarketing and orientation towards target groups. We might also set them up when testing or optimising websites. We use GTM on our websites to include the following tracking tools: Google Analytics.
    For more information about GTM’s privacy practices can be found at and terms of use at

    Our Websites use Google LLC's reCAPTCHA service to protect submissions and prevent spam on the site. It checks if you are a person to prevent certain features of the website from being abused by spam bots.
    By filling out the forms using this plugin, you consent to sending your IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service. Your data will be communicated to Google and used by their services. However, your IP address will first be truncated by Google in EU Member States - or in other states that are part of the European Economic Area agreement. In exceptional cases, your full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and then subsequently truncated. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address provided to reCAPTCHA through your browser will not be merged with any other Google data.
    This data collection is subject to Google's Privacy Policy:


We use the hCaptcha anti-bot service (hereinafter "hCaptcha") on our website. This service is provided by Intuition Machines, Inc., a Delaware US Corporation ("IMI"). hCaptcha is used to check whether the data entered on our website (such as on a login page or contact form) has been entered by a human or by an automated program. To do this, hCaptcha analyzes the behavior of the website or mobile app visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website or mobile app visitor enters a part of the website or app with hCaptcha enabled. For the analysis, hCaptcha evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, how long the visitor has been on the website or app, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to IMI.

hCaptcha analysis in the "invisible mode" may take place completely in the background. Website or app visitors are not advised that such an analysis is taking place if the user is not shown a challenge. Data processing is based on Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR (DSGVO): the website or mobile app operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its site from abusive automated crawling and spam. IMI acts as a "data processor" acting on behalf of its customers as defined under the GDPR, and a "service provider" for the purposes of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). For more information about hCaptcha and IMI's privacy policy and terms of use, please visit the following links: and


Sale of personal information

We do not sell your personal information to anyone. Nevada residents: to opt-out of possible future sales, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Information retention period

We retain your personal information for a period of 36 months. This period may be shorter if you ask us to delete your personal information and we grant your request.

Direct marketing

We do not use your information for direct marketing.

Profiling and automated decision-making

We do not use your information for profiling, nor for automated decision-making.

Third party websites

This Website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by third parties (not by us), including but not limited to:

  •; and

Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their contents or the privacy or other practices of such websites. It is up to you to read and fully understand their Privacy Policies. Our inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators.

Your rights

You have the following rights and may exercise them at any time by contacting us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by filling out this form, or by logging in to If you want to request complete erasure of your data, please use the “Right to be forgotten” form, filling it at your best knowledge to help the processing of the request. Please note that you are required to provide us with your email and that we may ask you to verify your identity before we can exercise any of these rights.

  1. The right to access your information. You have a right to access any information that we may have collected on you. You can request copies of information that we have on you in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format;
  2. The right to information transmission. You have the right to ask us to transmit your personally identifiable information that we have collected on you, to another provider (where technically feasible);
  3. The right to rectification of information. You have the right to request that we amend any of the information that we have collected on you;
  4. You have a right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your data;
  5. You have a right to request that we restrict the processing of your data;
  6. You have the right to request that we delete all or some of the personal information that we have collected on you;
  7. You have the right to lodge a complaint regarding our collection, sharing and processing of data with competent authorities in the proper jurisdiction.

Opting out

You may opt out of us collecting your personal information at any time by:

  1. Not inputting your information into any of the Websites;
  2. Clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of any email newsletter; or
  3. Contacting us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Location of data processing

The Joomla properties are hosted on servers located in the United States of the following companies and locations:

  • Rochen Limited whose registered office is located at 11 Dudhope Terrace, Dundee, DD3 6TS United Kingdom, registered under number SC242971 -
  • The Joomla Content Delivery Network (CDN) is provided by:
    MaxCDN / StackPath LLC, whose registered office is located at 2021 McKinney Ave. - Suite 1100 - Dallas, TX 75201, United States.
    No personal data are transferred to StackPath or through the CDN.
  • The Joomla Email accounts (,,, as well as any other services provided as part of G Suite subscription are provided through servers located in the United States by: Google LLC, whose offices are located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway - Mountain View, CA - United States. A copy of the Data Processing Addendum (DPA) between Open Source Matters and Google LLC related to GSuite is available here:
    EU Model Clauses for GSuite between Open Source Matters, Inc. and Google LLC are available here:
  • The backups of all properties (websites) are stored at Amazon Web Services. All backup files are hosted in EU located AWS buckets.
  • All the emails from the * websites are delivered through Elastic Email APIs. Service Privacy Policy is available at

Transferring of data

We do not plan to transfer your data other than set forth above.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make any changes to this Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice to you. The updated version of this Privacy Policy will be accessible on all Websites to which this Privacy Policy applies.

Contact us and our Data Protection Officer

If you want to reach out to our Data Protection Officer (DPO) for information or questions, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..