Most of you might already know this, but seeing that we’ve had a few people ask why someone they referred to our site were not registered under them I want to explain clearly how cookies work so you understand what exactly happens with this process.
Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer whenever you visit a site. When someone clicks your affiliate link a cookie will be stored on their computer telling us, each time they visit our site that they came to our site through your link.
Now, cookies are persistent and last for 30 days, let’s see what this means exactly.
Cookies are persistent – means that they will not be overwritten by someone else’s cookie. So if someone you refer to our site gets your cookie but doesn’t buy that time, instead he goes around on the web and reads a review or two, and clicks another affiliate’s link and comes back to our site and buys, he will still have your cookie. The second affiliate’s cookie will not overwrite your own. On the other hand if he previously visited our site through another affiliate and has their cookie they will not register as yours.
Cookies last for 30 days – means that once you bring someone to our site, whenever he decides to purchase Jarvee during the following 30 days he will register under you. During these 30 days no one can steal him away, after that the cookie expires and if he clicks someone else’s affiliate link he will be under that affiliate, not you.
Things that can happen and a person doesn’t get registered under you:
1. As detailed above, that person can have someone else’s cookie on his computer, he might have gotten to our site before, even if he doesn’t remember doing it.
2. Some people regularly delete their cookies. It might sound strange but there are people that do it regularly in order to keep “safe” and not leak information on the web ( or so they say). It’s their computer and there is no way to prevent that. And if they delete that cookie there’s no way for us to know that that person was referred by someone in particular so that person is up for grabs for the next affiliate cookie.
This is pretty much all there is about it. Hope everything is clearer now, rest assured we don’t tinker with the affiliate system in any way, we use a paid plugin for WordPress that is used by hundreds of thousands of people and it works flawlessly.