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Download Monitor Cookie Usage

This document describes how Download Monitor uses cookies to store, measure or control user access to diferent functionalities.

Overview

Download Monitor is an advanced WordPress plugin used for serving, protecting and tracking digital files and digital file downloads. As a user navigates on your Download Monitor powered website, and interacts with various extensions and/or functionalities provided by Download Monitor, cookies will be set.

Download Monitor uses HTTP cookies to “remember” which locked downloads a user has unlocked, or stores functional (essential) information about the user’s journey on your website.

ExtensionCookie NameDurationUsage
Corewp_dlm_downloading60 seconds Prevent double counting the same download ( in case the user initiates a download multiple times within a 60s window)
Coredlm_session1 weekIf you have the Shop functionality enabled, On shop specific pages we save the session data in the database and afterwards store a session reference in the cookie. Most commonly, this used to store cart contents in the cookie. This cookie gets deleted when the user successfully completes a purchase.
MailChimp Lockdlm_mailchimp_email1 weekSaves the email address used to unlock the download and automatically unlocks all other MailChimp locked downloads so, for the duration of a week, users won’t have to unlock a form again.
Captcha Lockdlm_ca_access_<download_id>5 minutesAllows access to the desired download without captcha for 5 minutes.
Email Lock_dlm-el-cookieend of sessionAllows acces to the download for the duration of the whole session without asking for email again.
Ninja Forms Lock_dlm_nf-cookieend of sessionAllows acces to the download for the duration of the whole session without asking again for form submission.
Twitter Lockdlm-tl-oath-session-idend of sessionSaves twitter authentication ID so the user won’t need to grant twitter access for the duration of the session.
Gravity Forms Lock_dlm-gf-cookieend of sessionAllows acces to the download for the duration of the whole session without asking again for form submission.
Terms and Conditionsdlm_tc_access_<download_id>5 minutesAllows access to the desired download without accepting the terms and conditions for 5 minutes.
*Under Extension, Core means the free version of Download Monitor, the one you can download from WordPress.org.
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