Listing des cookies

Des cookies sont activés et utilisés durant votre navigation sur le site Il s’agit de petits fichiers texte, généralement composés de chiffres et de lettres, qui ne génèrent aucun risque de sécurité pour votre ordinateur, tablette ou smartphone.

Les cookies permettent de :

  • Comprendre le comportement des visiteurs sur les différents pages du site
  • Mesurer l’activité des visiteurs sur le site ainsi que leur fréquence de retour afin d’adapter le site à l’utilisation de ses visiteurs
  • Mesurer le nombre de visites, le nombre de pages vues

Vous pouvez consulter ces différents cookies et prendre connaissance de leur utilité au travers de le listing ci-dessous.

Ces cookies sont activés par défaut sur votre navigateur web. Il vous est néanmoins possible de configurer votre navigateur pour vous informer lors de chaque création de cookies et éventuellement empêcher leur création. Voici la marche à suivre sur les 4 navigateurs principaux :

  • Chrome :
  • Firefox :
  • Safari :
  • Internet Explorer :

L’accès à notre site ne vous sera pas refusé si vous désactivez les cookies, mais certaines fonctionnalités risquent de ne pas être disponibles. Le listing et les explications ci-dessous ont été rédigées en anglais et proviennent directement des services cités.

1. WordPress cookies

  • wordpress_[hash] : On login, wordpress uses the wordpress_[hash] cookie to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area, /wp-admin/
  • wordpress_logged_in_[hash] : After login, wordpress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.
  • wp-settings-{time}-[UID] : WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
    wordpress_test_cookie : Tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled.

The actual cookies contain hashed data, so you don’t have to worry about someone gleaning your username and password by reading the cookie data. A hash is the result of a specific mathematical formula applied to some input data (in this case your user name and password, respectively). It’s quite hard to reverse a hash (bordering on practical infeasibility with today’s computers). This means it is very difficult to take a hash and “unhash” it to find the original input data.

WordPress uses the two cookies to bypass the password entry portion of wp-login.php. If WordPress recognizes that you have valid, non-expired cookies, you go directly to the WordPress Administration interface. If you don’t have the cookies, or they’re expired, or in some other way invalid (like you edited them manually for some reason), WordPress will require you to log in again, in order to obtain new cookies.

2. Google Analytics cookies

  • _gat : This cookie has a ten minute timeout. This cookie does not store any user information, it’s just used to limit the number of requests that have to be made to
  • _ga : This cookie has a 2 years timeout. Used to distinguish users.
  • _gid : This cookie has a 24 hours timeout. Used to distinguish users.

Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites : collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage


WPML stores only those cookies that are important for it to function properly. The following is the list of all cookies stored by WPML:

  • _icl_current_language : Stores the current language
  • _icl_current_admin_language_{hash} : Stores the current WordPress administration area language.
  • _icl_visitor_lang_js : Stores the redirected language.
  • wpml_browser_redirect_test : Tests if cookies are enabled.
  • wpml_referer_url : Stores the last requested URL on the front-end.
  • wpml_admin_referer_url : Stores the last requested URL on the back-end.

4. ShareThis

__unam & __sharethis_cookie_test__ : set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors “click-stream” activity, e.g. web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc. The ShareThis service only personally identifies you if you have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them your consent.

5. Other cookies

  • PHPSESSID : To identify your unique session on the website
  • cookiebar : To store if the user has hidden the cookie bar