Last Updated on August 21, 2021 by Sarwar
In simple words, Cookies are the small pieces of data that websites keep to help you regarding your choices, selections, and recommendations. These cookies follow each and every step and behavior on the site.
What are cookies in affiliate marketing. Why it is used?
Cookies are like blessings for affiliate marketers, When a normal user visits a site by an affiliate link sometimes the cookies get stored for a certain period of time. And, whenever the person makes any purchase from the affiliate cookie stored in the time-duration the affiliate marketer will get commissions.
This benefits the affiliate marketer to get more and more commissions out of the products.
Some best websites with their affiliate cookies time-period.
- Amazon – 24hrs (Available for any product)
- Clickbank – 60Days (Sometimes it also depends on the product)
- Flipkart – 24hrs (Available for any product)
- ShareaSale – 12months cookie duration
Basically, every website has a basic cookie duration on a scale of 1-30 days.
Do Affiliate Link cookies expire and How?
Yes, of course, Affiliate link cookies expire as a normal affiliate link has a cookie duration of 1-30days but, there are some affiliate links that provide the duration of 12-18 months with good recurring commissions. So, the direct answer to this question is that it depends on the product.
Do affiliate cookies get applied on any product purchased?
The time when I came to know about the affiliate cookies always I use to think while promoting that will the affiliate cookies when being applied same on any product purchased by the user from the eCommerce site.
But, After some experiments, I came to know that Yes, If a person buys anything with your affiliate cookies then you are going to get commissions also If it is a thousand steps away from your niche.
I think so you got some values and knowledge from this article, I know it may be a small reading for you but according to me, it was one of the most important topics that a beginner affiliate marketer should know.
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