Cookie policy

The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s website, like most websites, uses small text files called cookies. This note provides information on what cookies are, which cookies the Raspberry Pi Foundation uses, and how they can be controlled.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. A cookie is a small file which is stored by your web browser. Cookies provide core functionality (such as the ability to authenticate and log you in to an account), they also help store data on state and and behaviour which can be used to analyse web traffic and visitors. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual, aiding them to tailor their operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by storing unique information about you.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website, and allows us to improve our site.

By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website such as forums.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This lets us improve the way our website works, for example by helping us to ensure that users are easily finding what they are looking for.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited, and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Cookie Information

General cookies:

Cookie Name Purpose Expires
__cfduid Cloudflare: Helps detect malicious visitors  and minimises blocking legitimate users. The _cfduid cookie collects and anonymises End User IP addresses using a one-way hash of certain values so they cannot be personally identified 30 days
__cflb Cloudflare: For load-balancing purposes, a _cflb cookie is set with a unique value on the first response to the requesting client Up to 1 day
cookiebanner_accepted, cookiebanner_accepted-legacy, cookieconsent_status Cookie used to prevent us from alerting the user to our cookie policy after the user has dismissed the message the first time Infinite / the year 9999
_ga, _gac_UA-XXXXXXX-X, _gat_UA-XXXXXXX-X, _gid Google Analytics: allows us to analyse user experience on the website Between 1 minute and 1 day
pardot, lpvXXXX, visitor_idXXXX, visitor_idXXXX-XXXX Pardot: Cookies set for user engagement and tracking Between session length and 10 years
pi_opt_in Pardot: For opting in / out of Pardot tracking 10 years
profile, profile.sig Cookies set by Raspberry Pi Accounts in order to identify user sessions 1 week
_voucher_app_session, _showcase_session, _pi_redeemer_session Cookies set by Raspberry Pi applications in order to identify user sessions 1 week
__stripe_mid Stripe: Used to make credit card payments (eg. donations). Stripe uses a cookie to remember who you are and to enable the Raspberry Pi Foundation to process payments without storing any credit card information on our own servers 1 minute
__stripe_sid Stripe: Used to make credit card payments (eg. donations). Stripe uses a cookie to remember who you are and to enable us to process payments without storing any credit card information on our own servers 30 minutes
wordpress_XXXX,
wordpress_logged_in_XXXX,
wordpress_test_cookie,
wp-settings-XXXX-XXXX, comment_author_XXXX,
comment_author_email_XXXX,
comment_author_url_XXXX
WordPress: Used to identify user sessions and provide customisation, along with supporting the creation of comments (eg. on blog posts) Between session length and 1 year

 

CoderDojo Sites:

Cookie Name Purpose Expires
seneca-login Used to identify user sessions 2 days
cookieDisclaimer Whether the user has seen the site-wide notice regarding the use of cookies 1 year
canViewYouthForums Whether the user can see the O13 forums On session expiry
verifyProfileComplete Whether the user has completed required fields of their profile On session expiry
NG_TRANSLATE_LANG_KEY The locale of the users browser, to display the relevant language to them On session expiry

 

Code Club Sites:

Cookie Name Purpose Expires
intercom-id-XXXX Intercom: Anonymous visitor identification 1 year
intercom-session-XXXX Intercom: Used to identify user sessions, in order to use the support chat functionality 1 week
_union_session Used to identify user sessions On session expiry

 

Forums:

Cookie Name Purpose Expires
phpbb3_XXXX_k, phpbb3_XXXX_sid, phpbb3_XXXX_u Used to identify user sessions 1 month

 

For more information about the individual cookies we use, you can contact us at dataprotection@raspberrypi.org.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. We recommend you visit knowcookies.com for detailed guidance.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after we no longer use them.