Cookie Policy

​Cookies are small, often encrypted text files, located in browser directories. They are used to help you navigate the websites efficiently and perform certain functions.


Cookies are created when a user’s browser loads a particular website. The website sends information to the browser which then creates a text file. Every time the user goes back to the same website, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website’s server. For Managing cookies for different browsers see here.


Square Space uses cookies for many important reasons:

To provide a great experience for your visitors and customers.

To monitor and analyze the performance, operation and effectiveness of Square Space’s platform.

To ensure our platform is secure and safe to use. 

To manage your Cookies and preferences, you can find out more relevant to your specific browser here


Types of Cookies

​First-party cookies: Cookies that Square Space places on your site.

Third-party cookies: Cookies that are placed and used by third parties.



Session (transient) cookies: These cookies are erased when site visitors close their browsers and are not used to collect information from their computers. They typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.


Persistent (permanent or stored) cookies: These cookies are stored on a site visitor’s hard drive until they expire (at a set expiration date) or until they are deleted. These cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as web surfing behavior or user preferences for a specific site.



​Strictly necessary cookies: These are the cookies that let your visitors browse through your site. They are also necessary for security reasons.

Functional cookies: These cookies “remember” registered visitors/customers in order to improve their user experience.

First Party Cookies

ForceFlashSite: Session, Strictly necessary

Purpose: When viewing a mobile site (old mobile under it will force the server to display the non-mobile version and avoid redirecting to the mobile site

XSRF-TOKEN: Session, Strictly necessary

Purpose: Security

smSession: Session, Strictly necessary

Purpose: Used to identify logged in site members

consent-policy: Persistent (12 months), Functional

Purpose: Used for cookie banner parameters

bSession: Persistent (30 minutes), Functional

Purpose: Used for system effectiveness measurement

fedops.logger.sessionId: Persistent (12 months), Functional

Purpose: Used for stability/effectiveness measurement

Third Party Cookies

hs: Session, Strictly necessary

Purpose: Security

TS*: Session, Functional

Purpose: Security


TS01***: Session, Functional

Purpose: Security

TSxxxxxxxx (where x is replaced with a random series of numbers and letters): Session, Functional

Purpose: Security

TSxxxxxxxx_d (where x is replaced with a random series of numbers and letters): Session, Functional

Purpose: Security

SSR-caching: Persistent (1 minute), Functional

Purpose: Indicates how a site was rendered

svSession: Persistent (Two years), Functional

Purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

For more information on how we manage your data, see our Privacy Policy.