EU Law on Cookies, Affiliate Marketing, Wider Implications

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Earlier this week, it was announced that “the Council of the European Union has approved new legislation that would require Web users to consent to Internet cookies”. The text of the legislation reads: Third parties may wish to store information on the equipment of a user, or gain access to information already stored, for a Read More …

Irony: Firewall Deletes Its Own Affiliates’ Cookies

Posted on3 CommentsCategoriesAffiliate Program Management, General Discussion, Online Marketing, Thoughts for Affiliates

I have a ZoneAlarm┬« Pro Firewall installed on my machine. This morning when I turned my computer on, it ran a routine scan for spyware and threats, and deleted the following cookies: Two of the above (Apmebf and Qksrv) are Commission Junction (CJ) cookies, and one (Linksynergy) is a LinkShare cookie. All of these are Read More …

Will IE8 InPrivate Browsing Hurt Affiliate Marketing?

Posted on4 CommentsCategoriesGeneral Discussion, Thoughts for Affiliates

There have been questions coming from affiliates regarding the new Internet Explorer’s ( IE8 ) InPrivate Browsing function and its possible negative effect on affiliate marketing. InPrivate Browsing essentially allows the web user to surf the web in the “incognito mode” or leaving no entries in the browser history, no cookies, and no cached files. Read More …