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Affiliate Referral Question ...

Knowledge Base Lobby : uShop Support Conference : General Questions
Aug-15-18 12:05 AM EST
Original Message
Affiliate Referral Question ...
Author Alex on 11-03-2000 at 16:43 (EST)
What happens if a customer clicks-through Affiliate A's link and then 2 day's later clicks Affiliate B's link and makes a purchase. Who would get the credit for the sale?

Does the new cookie overide the first one?


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  RE: Affiliate Referral Question ... Bill Weiner, 2000-11-04 07:46:38 (1)
            Cookies Eric J. White, 2000-11-05 00:27:10 (2)
                 RE: Cookies Bill Weiner, 2000-11-06 06:02:18 (3)

Messages In This Discussion
         1. RE: Affiliate Referral Question ...
        Author Bill Weiner on 11-04-2000 at 07:46 (EST)
Yes, the new cookie will override the previous cookie.
                 2. Cookies
                Author Eric J. White on 11-05-2000 at 00:27 (EST)
On the referral there a way to make them expire longer than 7 days?
like, say 6 months?
For our product, this would be appropriate.
                         3. RE: Cookies
                        Author Bill Weiner on 11-06-2000 at 06:02 (EST)
There is not an easily configurable way at this time to increase the referral cookie expiration time, but here are some steps to make a simple modification to the code:

STEP 1: Back up your current "" file...just in case.

STEP 2: Open your "" file with any text editor such as WordPad.

STEP 3: Do a search on "sub affiliate_redirect" ... this will get you to the start of the subroutine that handles setting affiliate cookies.

STEP 4: About 11 lines into that "affiliate_redirect" subroutine, you will see the following line:

$time_to_expire = time + 604800; # Expire in one week.

That 604800 is the number of seconds (approximately) in which the affiliate cookie will expire. (There are approximately 604800 seconds in a week).

STEP 5: Adjust that above line accordingly. For example, if you wanted the cookie to expire in 6 months, then change that line to:

$time_to_expire = time + 14515200; # Expire in six months.

STEP 6: Save the file (as TEXT if your editor asks).

STEP 7: Try it out!


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