View Full Version : What do we do without cookies?
06-02-2012, 06:42 AM
About 51% of my May revenue had 0 days to sale. That means that without cookies, my earnings would be cut in half :/. This isn't a Prosp issue, but an industry one. I wonder how this will pan out.
06-02-2012, 07:04 AM
in the short run it will pan out absolutely great for merchants and shite for us. in the long run merchants will have to increase commissions in order to keep affiliates sales coming in
06-02-2012, 07:05 AM
also expect a rise in new cookie technology usage - flash cookies for example
good to get a discussion going on this, thanks Zaphod. i would like to hear prosperent's take on the situation?
06-02-2012, 07:35 AM
I was thinking about flash cookies too. Like you mentioned though, this'll be a boon for merchants for a while, so they may be slow to adapt. Until ONE of them decides to use flash cookies or some other method... then they'll get all our traffic and the rest will fall in line. That's how I see it going anyway. Then, with all this push for this useless form of privacy, how long will flash cookies stand? haha
I find it so ironic that people freak out about a few cookies that reveal nothing about them while their governments read their emails, conduct warrantless wire taps, and remotely turn on their computer mics and web cams :D
06-02-2012, 08:20 AM
DNT (Do Not Track) is a header field. On IE 10, it will be set to 1 by default. Currently, no one is legally required to comply with it. So until that happens, I don't see it as an issue. All other browsers have that option as well, how many of you are checking for it?
06-02-2012, 10:28 AM
06-02-2012, 10:49 AM
From what I have heard/seen, no one in the EU is following or planning to follow the new laws. It's mostly over zealous law makers that don't understand technology. There are alternatives though, and with billions of dollars on the line, you can bet that networks aren't going to take it lightly. As with anything, the industry will evolve and work around it. The PMA always takes a huge interest in anything like this that could potentially impact the industry.
06-02-2012, 11:09 AM
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