Understanding tracking with Cookiedatabase.org



Cookie is placed by:

The functionality is:

The purpose is:

This period shows the length of the period at which a service can store and/or read certain data from your computer by using a cookie, a pixel,  an API, cookieless tracking, or other resources. 

This describes if this specific cookie , localStorage or other resource is responsible for sharing, collecting or storing direct or indirect personal data.

You can use this data to update your cookie policy, screen services that set specific cookies or contribute to our effort in creating internet transparency.  Data passport: To see this, just click on the name of the service.

This is the number of times a website requested information from cookiedatabase about this particular “cookie” used on their website.  

7 Responses

  1. According to Vimeo

    It is used by the Vimeo video player on websites for statistical purposes by Vimeo only, for tracking how long a viewer has watched a video.

  2. Hi Julian,

    Nothing new as far as I am aware. Please let me know if you have info or reason to believe that something has changed in the meantime.

  3. Hi Simeon, Yes the Vimeo first-party cookies are set by your own website for the purpose of Statistics (as has verified to us by Vimeo Legal). Despite being first-party cookies they are also accessible to Vimeo. This is why Vimeo is a so-called “second -party”: https://cookiedatabase.org/service/vimeo/

  4. Paapst… this is from the current Vimeo Cookie Policy page (https://vimeo.com/cookie_policy):

    “Vimeo video player: Vimeo’s embeddable video player uses first-party cookies that we consider essential to the video player experience. We do not use third-party analytics or advertising cookies when our video player appears on a third-party website. Please note that a third-party website may place cookies of its own. We have no control over third-party websites or the cookies they set.”

    So here they would seem to be clarifying now that on embedded videos they only use “first-party cookies that we consider essential”. Wouldn’t this be different than third-party cookies they may consider essential for purposes not revealed? As far as my understanding goes first-party cookies are those set by my own website and these therefore do not share any information with anyone outside of our own website. Would you agree with that understanding, or…?

  5. Reaction from Vimeo Legal about vuid: Statistics can be obtained about the players’ performance on customer sites through this cookie.

  6. There are several issues with the privacy statement from Vimeo, which we’ve asked them to clarify.
    – Vimeo states that they only place cookies which they consider essential. This sounds like these are not functional, but they are disguising it with such a sentence.

    – In addition to the previous sentence, Vimeo states in a reaction to our questions that users can opt-out from non-essential cookies. This is contradictory to the previous statement, which also suggests they are placing non-functional cookies.

    – Lastly, an opt-out is not allowed in the GDPR: it should be an opt-in.

    Vimeo has not responded to our last enquiry yet, and as some time has passed since our last question, I’m not sure we will get a reply.

    So based on the privacy statement and cookie statement from Vimeo, in combination with their response to our questions, we currently will treat Vimeo as placing non-essential cookies

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Scan your website with iubenda

Get your free compliance report to find out if you have compliance issues and how to solve them.


The Privacy Suite for WordPress. With Cookiedatabase.org API

Burst Statistics

Privacy Friendly Analytics for WordPress

Really Simple SSL

Improve Security for WordPress