how long is amazon cookie

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    Tilecleaninghubposted 8 years ago

    I keep reading different things.  On session, 24 hours.  What is it?

    1. sunforged profile image72
      sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      my answer is not as accurate as the TOS below

  2. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    Cut and pasted just now from Amazon's site:


    7. Advertising Fees
    We will pay you advertising fees on Qualifying Purchases in accordance with Section 8 and the Associates Program Advertising Fee Schedule. Subject to the exclusions set forth below, a “Qualifying Purchase” occurs when (a) a customer clicks through a Special Link on your site to the Amazon Site; (b) during a single Session that customer either (i) adds a Product to his or her shopping cart and places the order for that Product no later than 89 days following the customer’s initial click-through, (ii) purchases a Product via our 1-Click feature, or (iii) streams or downloads a Product from the Amazon Site if the Product is a Digital Product; and (c) the Product is shipped to or streamed or downloaded by, and paid for by, the customer.
    A “Session” begins when a customer clicks through a Special Link on your site to the Amazon Site and ends upon the first to occur of the following: (x) 24 hours elapses from the customer’s initial click-through; (y) the customer places an order for a Product that is not a Digital Product; or (z) the customer follows a link to the Amazon Site that is formatted with an Associate’s tag that is not assigned to you.

    Qualifying Purchases exclude, and we will not pay advertising fees on any of, the following:

    •any Product that, after expiration of the applicable Session, is added to a customer’s Shopping Cart, is purchased by a customer via our 1-Click feature, or is streamed or downloaded by a customer, even if the customer previously followed a Special Link from your site to the Amazon Site;
    •any Product purchase that is not correctly tracked or reported because the links from your site to the Amazon Site are not properly formatted;
    •any Product purchased through a Special Link by you or on your behalf, including Products you purchase through Special Links for yourself, friends, relatives, or associates (e.g., personal orders, orders for your own use, and orders placed by you for or on behalf of any other person or entity);
    •any Product purchased for resale or commercial use of any kind;
    •any Product purchased after termination of this Operating Agreement;
    •any Product order that is canceled or returned; and
    •any Product purchased by a customer who is referred to the Amazon Site through any of the following:
    ◦a Prohibited Paid Search Placement; or
    ◦a link to the Amazon Site, including a Redirecting Link, that is generated or displayed on a Search Engine in response to a general Internet search query or keyword (i.e., in natural, free, organic, or unpaid search results), whether those links appear through your submission of data to that site or otherwise.

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    Tilecleaninghubposted 8 years ago

    So english please anyone

  4. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    one session

    the other situation is unlikely

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    Tilecleaninghubposted 8 years ago

    Still confused.  Says a session is defined as this:

    A “Session” begins when a customer clicks through a Special Link on your site to the Amazon Site and ends upon the first to occur of the following: (x) 24 hours elapses from the customer’s initial click-through; (y) the customer places an order for a Product that is not a Digital Product; or (z) the customer follows a link to the Amazon Site that is formatted with an Associate’s tag that is not assigned to you.


    Seems like a session is actually 24 hours ie after the customer initial click then clicks away and goes for a nap.  Comes back and goes to amazon dot com and orders something seems like you still get the sale?

    1. thisisoli profile image71
      thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Depends how long he naps for, but yes 24 hours unless somebody else captures the Cookie.

      1. Polly C profile image94
        Polly Cposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Oli, can I ask you this question - would you consider that most people have blocked cookies on their computers? Because all computers in our house block cookies, but perhaps that's just because my other half works in IT and likes to set up ultra high security...he thinks everyone does it, but I assume not, otherwise no one would make any sales?

        1. thisisoli profile image71
          thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Most people have cookies enabled, disabling them can actually cause a lot of problems on websites.

          Problems do sometimes occur because of things like cookie blockers etc, and unfortuantely there is nothing us as salesmen can do about this.

          1. Polly C profile image94
            Polly Cposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Ok, thanks smile

  6. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    one session = 24 hours unless they leave and come back through someone elses link

    everyone is an amazon affiliate! So I would expect most conversions are immediate sales.

  7. lrohner profile image78
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    As stated, the cookie is 24 hours UNLESS someone on that computer comes back into Amazon through another affiliate's link OR a purchase is made. If a customer puts an item in Amazon's shopping cart, you will get commission on the sale as long as it is purchased within 89 days, or unless one of the exceptions talked about above happens.

    So, Mom is shopping on the home laptop and puts a $1,000 item into her Amazon shopping cart before going off to cook dinner. Dad comes home and goes to the home laptop and makes a $5.00 purchase from Amazon for a DVD. You lose the commission on the $1,000 purchase.

 
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