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  1. #1
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    One of the merchants has the following:
    Tracking Cookie Expires: NEVER Days

    Does this mean that the cookie never expires?

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    websurfer,

    That is correct never expires means the merchant chose to have the cookie never expire! This is something our program offers and we a pleased to offer it.

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    One Caveat- while the cookie never expires it is eventually purged out of the cache (since it is not limitless) by "natural cookie attrition". The least used and oldest cookies go first.

    Unlike diamonds cookies are not forever. However it is about the best shake you are going to get from a cookie time unless the program reads the cookie value and puts that into a customer database for redundany.

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    A lot of web savvy viewers clear their cache & temp files often. So your "forever" cookie is about as good in life as the viewer allows it to be. Eventually, even the most non web savvy viewers computer locks up as a result of to many saved/stored history files and are instructed by some savvy user to delete these files. Poof ... there goes your life cookie.

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    ShareASale President/CEO and ABW Veteran Brian - ShareASale's Avatar
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    Yes, this is all true.

    A "NEVER" cookie, is set by us to never expire, so that in theory a user could come back in an indefinite time period and still be a commissioned sale...however, the caveats pointed out are valid.

    I would also like to add, that in the case where a user took their computer, set it ablaze, and threw it out the window...thus requiring the purchase of a new computer, the possible commission would be lost.

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    I would also like to add, that in the case where a user took their computer, set it ablaze, and threw it out the window...thus requiring the purchase of a new computer, the possible commission would be lost


    AHAHAH That's a good one Brian, come the think of it I've often threatened to do that...

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    quote:
    Originally posted by Bill Boyer:
    I would also like to add, that in the case where a user took their computer, set it ablaze, and threw it out the window...thus requiring the purchase of a new computer, the possible commission would be lost



    So is that how I lose commissions! I thought cookies were fire proof.....I guess if you burn them, they are no good.

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