homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.227.12.219
register, free tools, login, search, subscribe, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Subscribe to WebmasterWorld

Visit PubCon.com
Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / Website Analytics - Tracking and Logging
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: Receptional & mademetop

Website Analytics - Tracking and Logging Forum

    
AB Test Issues
cookie problems
webdevsf




msg:899636
 10:33 pm on Nov 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

Anyone ever have a problem, where the user goes to page a. they then click to page b, where you set a cookie. Then, they click the back button, to page A, and then go back to page B. At this point, you'd expect page B to have the cookie you set, but it seems to be "unset" by the back button, and no longer appears.

This happens rarely and i expect that it has something to do with a browser setting. Yet I'm not quite sure. Any ideas?

 

cfx211




msg:899637
 5:20 pm on Nov 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

People can configure their browsers to not accept cookies, and robots for the most part do not accept cookies.

Are you only setting a cookie on page B or do you try to set a cookie for every page past B. For instance do you see someone who goes A to B to C get two cookies issued to them (one on B and one on C)?

Try to look at your logs for more than two pages. If someone is refusing cookies then you will see a new cookie issued to an IP for every page requested.

Another scenario is that you have multiple people coming through the same IP and what you think is one person is really two.

webdevsf




msg:899638
 9:32 pm on Nov 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

We set a unique visitor cookie - a GUID (MSFT speak) when the user arrives at the site, if they don't have one already.

The ab cookie is set once (supposedly) only when they hit a page (version a or b) only when that cookie does not exist.

I don't think these are robots because i will see a visitor cookie that has hit multiple pages. So it is accepting cookies.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / Website Analytics - Tracking and Logging
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved