- joomla.org and its subdomains
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.
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
The Joomla Project uses both session and persistent cookies on it’s Site and it uses different types of cookies to run the Site.
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 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 joomla.org websites.
Using your browser
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 AboutCookies.org guide.
If you want to reach out to our Data Protection Officer (DPO) for information and questions, please send an email to