I’m currently using only cookies to store the shopping cart items. A few days ago I tried to use the checkout on my site with a foreign computer and I found out I can’t, cause it was disabling cookies.
I know, I know, i’m an idiot. I can’t start to think about how many sales I must of lost because of this. I’m currently programming a new version of my site, in a development area. So I’m going to fix a few bugs and release the new version together.
How to fix?
Anyways, what would be the best way to fix this. I could use sessions, which would work great, but I want users to be able to see their carts after coming back to the site. And what would only be possible with cookies.
Anybody know a better way to do this?
Set up a db, generate a code snippet to uniquely id each user store those details and rely on them.
A little bit off the wall but it works
The bottom line is that while many people clear cookies, not many block first party cookies and those that do have a poor internet experience these days. Using single session cookies or sessions in addition to a longer term cookie may be a good idea but if someone has disabled them alltogther good luck to them.
Your analytics should be able to guess just how many people don’t accept them… chances are it’s less than one half of one percent.