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    What I experience more and more that merchant sites have a "META HTTP-EQUIV='Refresh'" e.g. unitedshades.com has.
    What can be the reason for that?

    carneol

    Ok, now I know. Because after the refresh my cookie informations are gone.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Ok, now I know. Because after the refresh my cookie informations are gone.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> Are you saying they are overwriting your cookies by doing a meta refresh?

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    Something may be up there... got this email in the CJ interface this morning

    Dear affiliate publisher,

    please contact me at max@unitedshades.com for important issue regarding our affiliate program.


    With regards,

    Max Meloni
    Unitedshades.com

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    Did you find out what is going on?

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    What I see ist that if I click on a link from my website my affiliate sid and PID appears in the address bar. After 60 seconds the site does this meta refresh and no information in the address bar appears which point to me. That for me means, that if a client buys befor the refresh, I am credited, if he buys after it, the merchant has not to pay me, because no cookie is set.
    But I experienced that not only with unitedshades.com, but also with other merchants.
    I believe that this is totally against TOS.
    carneol

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    From what I have understood ever since I started with affiliate marketing is that the cookie is set the instant the person follows the qksrv link. It doesn't matter what the landing page does just as long as the shopping cart itself reads the qksrv variables.

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    Yes, but does the shopping cart read it when the customer buys through a website without my variables??

    carneol

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    I believe the cookie that was previously set on the users computer when they followed the qksrv.net link will fill in the affiliates details once they enter the shopping cart.

    The only ways to loose a sale once the cookie is set would be to have your cookie overwritten by another, be deleted by the users machine or have a shopping cart that is not set up to read them which is a violation of the TOS.

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    Your best bet here, I think, is to run a test purchase. No?

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    I thought the refresh was the hot idea about a year ago to get rid of that scumware that hi-lights text to encourage you to click elsewhere. Maybe it is left over stuff. The CJ cookie should be set if there is one with the first visit.


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