As part of our commitment to your privacy and security we are transparent about the data we collect about you and how we use that data. Additionally, we offer you the option to opt out of some of our tracking, and to provide tracking opt-out options to your site’s visitors.
If you visit WordPress.com from within the EU or UK, we display a banner that describes some of our tracking and gives you some granular choices about how your data can be used. Use the toggles within this banner to set your tracking preferences.
Additionally, we show ads on some of our users’ sites and some of our own, and the revenue those ads generate lets us offer free access to some of our services so that money doesn’t become an obstacle to having a voice. Our ads program also allows users to earn revenue to support and grow their sites. In some US states, you also have a right to opt out of having your data used for ad personalization. You can learn how to opt out by going to Advertising on WordPress.com Sites and Sites in the WordAds Program.
There is some other tracking on WordPress.com, which it is not currently possible for you or your site’s visitors to opt out of. Most of this tracking is related to data that’s required to provide you and your visitors with our service. For example, for us to provide you with accurate Stats data about visitors to your site and page views, we collect minimal information from each person who visits your site.