• Resolved lucydeetz

    (@lucydeetz)


    Hello there,

    I’m trying to comply with the upcoming GDPR and locate all the cookies on my website. There’s one that’s coming from the WPForms Lite plugin. Does anybody know what it’s used for and what data it collects? I’m using the Cookiebot plugin to keep track of the cookies and there’s no description for it.

    Thanks in advance!

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  • I also need this. With GDPR looming we have to be able to define the use of each cookie. I’m also using CookieBot and it has identified _wpfuuid which is clearly WP Forms related.

    What does it do?

    Yes, what does it do and why does it have an 11 YEAR persistence?

    I contacted WP forms direct and they very helpfully provided the following answer:

    “Yes, WPForms does use cookies. When a visitor goes to a page that has WPForms on it,
    we check to see if the user has a WPForms UUID cookie (Universally Unique Identifier). If they don’t have one already, our plugin will create a UUID cookie for them.

    In our paid version, this cookie allows our plugin to connect entries by the same user and is used for some additional features like our Form Abandonment addon (our Lite version uses the same file that generates the cookie, which is why you saw a cookie be created).

    However, this cookie does not contain or represent any personal information or entry details whatsoever. It’s simply a random collection of numbers and letters that we can use for backend processing.”
    I hope this answer helps other people with the same question. – Still don’t know why it has to be quite so persistent though.

    Thanks Chris.

    That’s good to know, thank you Chris!

    Plugin Support Jess Quig

    (@jquigam)

    Thanks for sharing those details from our reply, Chris! For your question about the cookie’s persistence, our developers needed to allow the cookie to last a very long time. Without it, our paid plugin doesn’t have a way to connect separate entries by the same user. Hope that’s helpful!

    And in case it helps more generally for anyone, we have an article with some GDPR tips as well 🙂

    Does this mean we don’t need to obtain permission for this cookie to load from the visitor? If we want to tag this cookie in CookieBot, what would it fall under? Marketing? Statistics? Preferences?

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by Susan Hayse.

    I flagged it as Necessary and therefore the user has no choice.

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