Sloto RTG Tracking Cookie

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    slotplayer

    slotplayer Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Hi Paul,

    Is the tracking cookie working for the Sloto $31 ND?
    I went through my banner but it did not record the affid.
    This is what I'm seeing.
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    sloto

    sloto Affiliate Program Representative

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    Hi James,

    I am looking into it and will drop you an email shortly.

    Best,
     
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    sloto

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    Email sent.
     
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    Rhondagrace

    Rhondagrace gotaslotonmymind

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    I would also like to know what the response is to this issue
     
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    dominique

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    I would like to know also.
     
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    sloto

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    Hi Rhonda,

    In the email, I was telling slotplayer that I used the link generated by the system for his coupon code and account registered got tracked properly and coupon code under that link was also redeemed with no problem.

    Best,
     
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    slotplayer

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    Hi Paul,
    even with the link you emailed me I see the same results.
    I tried other casinos, both RTG and MG and can see cookie data.
    I was expecting to see something like this:

    slotsplus-cookie.jpg
     
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    sloto

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    Thanks for the feedback. Will review what you are describing and will get back to you.
     
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    sloto

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    Hi Guys,

    Sorry for the delay with my response. Had a busy weekend in London.

    We doubled check and tracking is working properly. The affiliate id is not used on our site, but for the record it is saved into the phpsession

    Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
     
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    slotplayer

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    It expires once the browser session is closed.
     
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    Engineer

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    Interesting -- so, players aren't tracked unless they sign up right then and there. Good to know.
     
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    Rhondagrace

    Rhondagrace gotaslotonmymind

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    This is not good.
     
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    Guard Dog

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    Why do you say this? Would you prefer a lifetime cookie? Then all the biggest websites might get your player :) This way it gives the 'little guy' a fighting change (IMO).

    I do prefer a little bit of a cookie/session time period, but just curious why you would say without explanation that this isn't a good thing :)
     
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    Rhondagrace

    Rhondagrace gotaslotonmymind

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    Ok, sorry, I'll change it to it's ok. I was thinking if someone clicked on my links or banners for sloto. that it doesn't hold the cookie for any amount of time like 0 minutes. what is a fair amount of time? I don't know. ???
     
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    lots0

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    Having the cookie expire at session end stops a lot of problems, IMO.
    Problems like, who gets credit for the player, last cookie or first cookie?
    Cookie overwriting... and other various little problems associated with long term cookies.

    FYI - Flash Cookies (LSO's) are now being used by some of the casinos on the Flash promotional content they provide. None of them really want to talk about it much.:rolleyes:

    I don't know what info they are tracking with the LOS's. But if they used the LSO's for affiliate tracking, the chance of errors (giving the punter to the wrong affiliate) almost goes away entirely.

    The LSO's are far better for tracking than common long term cookies, as they are almost impossible for the common user to delete and can store much much more data.
     
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    Vladi

    Vladi Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    It is far better for you as an affiliate if the cookie lasts for 30 days or so. If the player closes the browser then goes back later and signs up, you won't get the credit unless the cookie is stored. Worries about cookie stuffing and "the big sites" getting your player are solved by overwriting the cookie if the player is referred via a different affiliate (i.e. you) the 2nd time.

    This is a really simple issue that other affiliate programs solved years ago. I'm really shocked that some posters think this practice of storing the cookie for the immediate session only is ok, because it is unacceptable as far as I am concerned.
     
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    tryme1

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    Rhondagrace wrote:
    Rhonda is spot on here and I'm in agreement with Lots0 also on this issue.

    Outside of the online gambling industry, the standard is this: last referer gets the commission. This makes sense to me as I think everyone can agree that the last referer contributed to the conversion.

    First referral cookies are pretty much meaningless and, in fact, encourage cookie stuffing. I'm pretty sure that a lot of the other old timers on this forum are aware of people - no names mentioned - who have made $xxxxxxx monthly. Not by providing worthwhile content but by getting their affiliate cookie up first.

    I can't believe that, in 2012, we are even having a conversation where '1st referral' or 'session cookies' are acceptable. They're not.

    LotsO wrote:
    The affiliate software I use for my own lead generation business uses Flash cookies of this type. There's never been any problem with assigning the commission to the right affiliate and frankly it shocks and saddens me that casinos with multi-million dollar turnovers are running affiliate programs with less sophisticated and honourable tracking than I am.
     
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    Engineer

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    I agree with the posts above. Session cookies that expire upon closing the browser aren't good enough. But a LOT of casino affiliate programs use this type of tracking now, because doing so means fewer players get tagged to affiliates (and as a result, more money can be kept in-house).
     
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    Rhondagrace

    Rhondagrace gotaslotonmymind

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    :emoticon-0138-think Ok, I feel like a dumb ass but, here's my example. a potential player sees an ad I have about sloto casino on twitter. they click on my ad, which takes them directly to the post about sloto cash. they click on my banner visits the site. for one minute, then changes their mind about signing up at the moment.

    then, lets say 5 hours later decides they want to open a player account but, this time they go directly to the site using their browsers. now, do I get that player or did I just send sloto cash a "free" player. "I feel like a dumb ass"
     
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    Rhondagrace

    Rhondagrace gotaslotonmymind

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    Aha, I think you just answered my question. :emoticon-0120-doh:

     

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