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Cookies

Cookies are records that a web browser stores after clicking on an affiliate link. This is precisely how affiliate marketing works.

Cookies are records that a web browser stores after clicking on an affiliate link. This is precisely how affiliate marketing works. When a link is clicked, a cookie is created and stored in the browser, typically for 30 days. After this period, they are automatically deleted, and the publisher is no longer entitled to a commission. Cookies are the publisher’s data that ensure the publisher receives a commission. This applies even if the customer doesn’t make a purchase immediately but returns to the e-shop after several days. They track whether the customer makes a purchase after clicking on an advertisement to ensure the publisher is paid their commission.

Types of cookies:

  • Session cookies: Temporary and deleted when the browser is closed
  • Persistent cookies: Remain on the device for a set period
  • First-party cookies: Set by the website you’re visiting
  • Third-party cookies: Set by other domains

Functions:

  • Remember user preferences
  • Track user behavior for analytics
  • Enable personalized advertising
  • Maintain login sessions

While cookies are crucial for affiliate marketing, they have broader applications in web technology and play a significant role in how modern websites function and interact with users.

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