Cookie Policy

Last updated: April 28, 2020

This cookie policy describes how Stripe (“Stripe”) uses “cookies” and other similar technologies, in connection with our Site and Services. Any capitalized term used and not otherwise defined below has the meaning assigned to it in the Privacy Policy.

Cookies are small text files that are stored in a computer’s browser directory. They help site providers with things like understanding how people use a site, remembering a User’s login details, and storing site preferences.

2. Does Stripe use Cookies?

Yes. We use cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy to:

  • ensure that our Services function properly,
  • detect and prevent fraud,
  • understand how visitors use and engage with our Site, and
  • analyze and improve Services.

3. Who sets cookies when I use Stripe’s Site?

There are two main types of cookies that can be set:

  • First party cookies: these cookies are placed and read by Stripe directly when you use our Services,
  • Third party cookies: these cookies are not set by Stripe, but by other companies, like Google, for site analytics purposes. See further details below on how to manage these cookies.

4. How Stripe Uses Cookies

Cookies play an important role in helping us provide effective and safe Services. Below is a list of commonly used cookies and the purposes that apply to them. This list is not exhaustive, and describes the main reasons why we typically use cookies.

Necessary Cookies

Some cookies are essential to the operation of our Site and Services and make it usable and secure by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the Site. We use those cookies in a number of different ways, including:

  • Authentication. To remember your login state so you don’t have to log in as you navigate through our Site and dashboard.
  • Fraud Prevention and Detection. Cookies and similar technologies that we deploy through our Site help us learn things about computers and web browsers used to access the Services. This information helps us monitor for and detect potentially harmful or illegal use of our Services. For example, in order to process payments transactions for our Users, it is necessary for Stripe to collect information about the transaction and the Customer. To help secure these transactions and minimize fraud, we collect additional information through the use of cookies and other technologies in helping to identify bad actors and prevent them from making fraudulent transactions. Customers should check our Users’ sites for more information about the use of Stripe cookies for fraud detection.
  • Security. To protect user data from unauthorized access.
Domain First or Third Party Cookie Name Description Expiration
stripe.com (this applies to webpages served by stripe.com like dashboard or docs)






m.stripe.com (common cookie, applies to both stripe.com and merchant domain that includes stripe.js)
first party __stripe_mid (or "muid"; part of stripe.js) Fraud prevention and detection 1 year
first party __stripe_sid (or "sid"; part of stripe.js) Fraud prevention and detection 30 mins
third party m (or "guid"; part of stripe.js) Fraud prevention and detection 2 years
Merchant domain

(applies when a merchant includes stripe.js on a page)



m.stripe.com (common cookie, applies to both stripe.com and merchant domain that includes stripe.js)
first party __stripe_mid (or "muid"; part of stripe.js) Fraud prevention and detection 1 year
first party __stripe_sid (or "sid"; part of stripe.js) Fraud prevention and detection 30 mins
third party m (or "guid"; part of stripe.js) Fraud prevention and detection 2 years
stripe.com first party session Login session for Stripe Dashboard Up to 90 days
stripe.com first party lsession Login session for Stripe Express Dashboard for Stripe Express Users 7 days
stripe.com first party stripe.csrf Cross-site request forgery protection for Stripe Dashboard Users 1 year
stripe.com first party cliauth_secret Used to confirm authentication for the Stripe CLI Session
stripe.com first party art_token/ cbt_token/ cct_token/ cdt_token/ect_toksvt_token/ lc_ token/prt_token/ act_token Used to confirm authentication for - account recovery/ change of bank account/ login challenge/password reset/ support request/adding an email/new device Session
google.com third party NID Used by reCAPTCHA, an additional security measure that is sometimes used when logging in to Stripe. 6 months

Last updated: April 28, 2020

Preference Cookies

Preference cookies are used by Stripe to remember your preferences and to recognize you when you return to our Services.

Domain First or Third Party Cookie Name Description Expiration
stripe.com first party locale Localization setting for language to use for the Site and docs Session
stripe.com first party country Country localization settings to adjust product and features availability Session
stripe.com first party lang Programming language to use for the code examples in Stripe's docs 1 year
stripe.com first party has_intentionally_selected_curl Show the code examples in curl in Stripe's docs 1 year
stripe.com first party persisted-tab-#{id} Remembers which tab of the docs you are on between page refreshes 1 year
stripe.com first party disable_cmd_f_override Disable Stripe's docs search cmd+f/ctrl+f shortcut and use the browser default behavior (search the current page) instead 1 year
stripe.com first party double_cmd_f_uses Tracks use of the cmd+f/ctrl+f shortcut in Stripe's docs. Used to improve UX by not telling Users about a feature they have already used 1 year
stripe.com first party expanded-topics Remembers which topics are expanded in Stripe's docs between page refreshes 1 year
stripe.com first party checkout-test-session / checkout-live-session Used to power Legacy Checkout's Remember Me function 1 year

Last updated: April 28, 2020

Analytics Cookies

Analytics cookies help us understand how visitors interact with our Services. We use those cookies in a number of different ways, including:

  • Site Features and Services. To remember how you prefer to use our Services so that you don’t have to reconfigure your settings each time you log into your account.
  • To Analyze and Improve Our Services. To make our Site and Services work better for You. Cookies help us understand how people reach our Site and our Users’ sites. They give us insights into improvements or enhancements we need to make to our Site and Services.
  • Pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs). May be used in connection with some Services to, among other things, track the actions of Users (such as email recipients), measure the success of our marketing campaigns and compile statistics about usage of the Services and response rates.
  • Third Party Analytics. Through Google Analytics in order to collect and analyze information about the use of the Services and report on activities and trends. This service may also collect information regarding the use of other sites, apps and online resources. You can learn about Google’s practices on the Google website. See further details below on how to manage these cookies.
Domain First or Third Party Cookie Name Description Expiration
stripe.com third party _ga
_gat
_gat_UA-12675062-5
_gid
Google Analytics cookies used for analytics and service improvement 2 years
1 minute
1 minute
1 day
stripe.com first party cid Stripe analytics "client ID" used for service improvement Session
stripe.com first party site_sid
__stripe_id
Stripe "session ID" used for analytics and service improvement 2 hours
30 mins
stripe.com first party __stripe_orig_props Used to measure the effectiveness of marketing campaigns 1 year
runkit.com third party __utma
__utmb
__utmc
__utmt
__utmz
Runkit's Google Analytics 2 years
1 hour
Session
10 mins
6 months
marketo munchkin third party _mkto_trk Tracks page visits and email campaign effectiveness 2 years
twitter third party muc Stripe Atlas Twitter marketing campaigns 1 year

Last updated: April 28, 2020

Advertising Cookies

We and our service providers will use cookies and similar technologies on Stripe.com to direct Stripe ads to you through targeted advertisements for Stripe Services on other sites you visit and to measure your engagement with those ads.

Domain First or Third Party Cookie Name Description Expiration
facebook.com third party _fbp Facebook advertising 3 months
facebook.com third party fr Facebook advertising 3 months
linkedin.com third party bcookie
bscookie
lang
Li_sugr
lidc
UserMatchHistory
LinkedIn advertising 1 year
1 year
1 day
2 years
2 years
2 years
google.com third party IDE Google advertising 2 years
linkedin.com third party Lidc
Li_sugr
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions Insights Tag 1 day
90 days

Last updated: April 28, 2020

5. Can I opt-out?

Yes, with the exception of those cookies that are necessary to provide you with our Services. Your web browser may allow you to manage your cookie preferences, including to delete and disable Stripe cookies. You can take a look at the help section of your web browser or follow the links below to understand your options. If you choose to disable cookies, some features of our Site or Services may not operate as intended.

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