A site requires session IDs and currently sets them via URLs which prevents a batch of URL re-writes working optimally.
Rewritten URLs are served for spiders and visitors allowing cookies, however for new visitors and unidentified spiders URL containing unique SID's are served.
The site uses URLs to set SID’s in order to support a check out that remains functional without cookies and JS enabled, however serving SIDs in this way is impacting on site SEO.
With a view of moving away from setting SID’s in URLs, one alternative is to set the Session IDs via cookies and forgo the support for a cookieless shopping cart.
I am trying to get figures/ advice on moving to a cookie based method of setting session ID’s and potential impact on sales it may have.
My feelings are that:
•Anyone savvy enough to shop online is savvy enough to use a browser that supports cookies.
•Anyone savvy enough to turn cookies off, could turn them on again for check out
Look forward to your thoughts