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    Exclamation If send to a merchant via framed URL will it drop tracking cookie?
    I sometimes send surfers to a site via my URL and my URL shows in the address bar e.g. http://www.mysite.com/shop-at-amazon

    I've just heard that sometimes affiliate cookies don't work properly if a framed redirect is used. Is that true? Does anybody know if this affects the cookies used by CJ, for example?

    Thanks.

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    If you're talking about target="-blank" yes cookies will be set.

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    All you have to do is find the cookies folder in your computer and click on your own links that you are worried about and see if they set cookies on your computer.

    If they set cookies on your computer then they do on everyone else too.

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    No, I wasn't referring to target=_BLANK. That wouldn't affect cookies.

    I was referring to sending a visitor to a site with my own URL still in the address bar i.e.a frame effectively.

    Your advice about checking if the cookie drops myself is great. However, I've got hundreds of cookies in my cookie folder. How can I find out which one is, say, a CJ cookie please? They use loads of different URLs don't they?

    Thank you for all your help.

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    Well - first you need to delete all of the cookies in the folder EXCEPT for the index dat file.

    You can do this in internet explorer by right clicking on the IE icon on your desk top.

    When you right click on IE you will see properties - left click on that.

    When the frame comes up click on delete cookies - it will ask you if you want to delete cookies. Tell it yes.

    If you do it this way - all of the cookies will be deleted except the index dat file - which you do not want deleted.

    While you're there you need to also tell it to delete the temp internet files - tell it yes again.

    There is no telling how much junk you have on your computer if you have not been doing this.

    I do this every day when I get done using my computer for the day.

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    The file you want to keep is the Index dat file.

    If you let IE delete the cookies it will keep this file for you.

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    In the IE6 browser w/SP2 update it can have cookies in a framed setting not have a cookie drop at all. I read this at Microsoft someplace when I needed to know this question, don't remember exactly where, but it's there.
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    It depends on the users internet properties. If they have do not accept 3rd party cookies it won't work.

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