We take privacy very seriously and have a few key principles:

Below is our privacy policy. It's adapted from Automattic's.

Cocoon Development Ltd ("Cocoon") operates several websites including and It is Cocoon's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Cocoon collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Cocoon's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Cocoon's visitors use its website. From time to time, Cocoon may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. To collect this information Cocoon uses third-party providers such as Google Analytics and GoSquared.

Cocoon also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses which may be stored in our server logs. Cocoon only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Cocoon's websites choose to interact with Cocoon in ways that require Cocoon to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Cocoon gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for at an email address and password. Those who engage in transactions with Cocoon – by utilising services such as FTPloy, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process transactions. In each case, Cocoon collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Cocoon. Cocoon does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Cocoon may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Cocoon may monitor the number of commits on a per project basis on or the most popular forms on Cocoon may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Cocoon does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Cocoon discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Cocoon’s behalf or to provide services available at Cocoon’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Cocoon’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Cocoon will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Cocoon discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Cocoon believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Cocoon, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Cocoon website and have supplied your email address, Cocoon may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Cocoon and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Cocoon takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Cocoon uses cookies to help Cocoon identify and track visitors, their usage of Cocoon website, and their website access preferences. Cocoon visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Cocoon’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Cocoon’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Cocoon, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Cocoon goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Cocoon may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Cocoon may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Cocoon’s sole discretion. Cocoon encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. We will also do our best to inform users via other means such as Email or Twitter. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.