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Cookies and Similar Technologies Used on WWW.JW.ORG

Cookies and Similar Technologies Used on WWW.JW.ORG

There are various types of cookies that perform different functions and generally improve your experience on the website. Below are examples of our use of cookies and similar technologies.

Name of Cookie(s)

Purpose

Duration *

Type

insight-${featureID}-usageInfo

Used to collect information about how a person uses the site. This information is used to compile reports and improve the site. Information is collected in an anonymous form, and includes the type of browser and device a person is using, where he is visiting from, how many times he has visited the site or used a feature, and how long he interacts with specific features of the site.

Indefinite (local storage)

Analytical

ckLang

Allows a person to be directed automatically to the site language he previously selected for https://www.jw.org/.

1 year

Functionality

otherContentLang

Allows a person to switch an article’s content to be in the most recently used language from the site’s Read In language picker.

Indefinite

Functionality

persistentData-ACCESSIBILITY_MODE

Allows a person to have the site’s accessibility mode feature automatically enabled if he enabled it previously.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

persistentData-AutoCompleteFeatured-contentLanguageFilter

Allows a person to choose from his most recently used languages in the site’s Read In language picker.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

persistentData-AutoCompleteFeatured

Allows a person to choose from his most recently selected languages in the site’s language picker.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

persistentData-AutoCompleteFeatured-${fieldID}

Allows a person to choose from his most recent selections at the top of an autocomplete field.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

persistentData-${pageType}_VIEW_MODE

Allows a person to automatically have a web page loaded in either “list view” or “grid view”, depending on the view he chose previously.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

persistentData-${pageID}${accordionID}

Allows a person to have accordions on a web page automatically opened or closed based on his selections during a previous visit to the page.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

persistentData-slContentToggleControlState

Allows a person viewing a sign language web page to have the text version of the page opened or closed based on his preference.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

persistentData-mid${pageID}-${languageCode}-ReadStatus

Allows a person to be notified of new announcements that he has not yet read.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

persistentData-mid${pageID} -verified-${year}

Allows a person to click an acceptance button only once per year on a web page that requires confirmation before viewing.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

${featureID}Enabled

Allows a person to continue using a feature that he used on a previous visit to the site.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

lesson-${pageID}-${languageCode}-progress

Allows a person to return to the last slide he completed in an online Bible study lesson.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

See also Cookies and Similar Technologies Used by Several of Our Websites.

^ par. 6 When duration is defined as “Indefinite (local storage)”, this indicates that the data is stored in the browser’s storage engine rather than as a cookie. Data stored in this way is retained indefinitely unless the user clears the storage on his browser.