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    ABW Ambassador Sheri's Avatar
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    New Microsoft Browser
    I know that I've seen conversations take place about various cookie-blocking aps, so I apologize if this is old news.

    But I would love to hear from some of you about this new browser and what, if any, effect would it have on affiliate links.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/08/28/m....ap/index.html

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    It just gets tougher.

    Someone needs to invent an alternate way to refer sales.

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    As someone who really likes cookies that InPrivate Browsing feature looks like an Aff Killer.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/int...abid=2&catid=1

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    The only thing that keeps things like cookies and javascript viable at all, is that many popular websites don't work correctly with them turned off.

    Users surfing with InPrivateBlocking turned on can review a list of which companies...
    blah blah

    I'm not sure the average surfer wants to spend a lot of time going through which features to allow for each site they visit. They just want simplicity.

    Also, I kinda doubt the major ad companys would just curl up and die if this was widely used, they would just develop new tactics and technology.

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    I know a lot of people who clear their history and cookies when they close their browser.

    This just make it easier, it doesn't block ads or anyhting just clears the history.

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    Clearing history is fine.

    I wish they didn't clear cookies.

    If a site helped them with a coupon code or a lower price, it saves them money, it would be nice of the consumers to show some appreciation by keeping their cookies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 25trees
    It just gets tougher.

    Someone needs to invent an alternate way to refer sales.
    forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=109014



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    CNN has this on their home page:

    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/tec...ivate.surf.cnn

    Underneath the video it says, it might eat into Google's lunch.

    I guess it would eat into other network's lunches as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomers
    Nice thread, hopefully all the networks are realizing this by now.

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    Lets not forget what a big player Google is especially now that they have a vested interest in cookie life with GAN.
    When will GBrowser launch? No one knows for certain, including the team itself. The internal target is an initial alpha/beta quality release this summer or fall.
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    Also it's worth remembering that IE8 is still beta and Microsoft with their AdCenter has an interest in cookie life.


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    Microsoft newest browser may block ads
    Dyan Carlson
    ["My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."- The Dalai Lama

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    Merged threads.

    More what Simcat said, something I'm really not worried about. I don't think you can even shop with cookies turned off/or blocking cookies. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong. Plus MS wants to make some money too and this isn't going to help them.

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    This emphasizes the cookie hazard mentioned above, many people set their browser to delete cookies when closed. So whether cookies are enabled or not, they may only persist until shutdown.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomers
    This emphasizes the cookie hazard mentioned above, many people set their browser to delete cookies when closed. So whether cookies are enabled or not, they may only persist until shutdown.
    Edit:

    So far every sale I've successfully referred has taken place immediately after the user clicks on the link and buys whatever they wanted to buy.

    Only in a few rare cases, for popular sites like Amazon, sales happen a few days after the link was clicked.

    What we can do is, detect if cookies are enabled in the browser (This is programatically possible) . If the cookies are disabled then, display a splash page saying that this page works only if cookies are enabled. That will force people to enable cookies.

    The splash page will look something like this:

    http://www.google.com/cookies.html

    http://students5.autodesk.com/?nd=nocookies&lbon=1

    http://www.americanlivestock.com/t-cookies.aspx

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    Unfortunately you can't detect that the cookies will be completely deleted when the browser is closed. Most of our affiliate sales are in the ePN where the shopper clicks around, may buy a few things, and return directly to eBay again later for more purchases. If the cookie is deleted by the time they revisit the next day, I'm out a sale [or more].

    But what would your message be?
    "Dear customer, please don't set your browser to delete all your cookies. If you do I won't get a commission for your future purchases."[?]



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    Just read this article, about Microsoft’s InPrivate Browsing for Internet Explorer 8 and CJ affiliate cookies:

    http://affiliatetip.com/news/article002444.php

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