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Posted 14th December 2008 at 08:26 PM by Melkor

Are you an affiliate marketer? Then you may be interested in this analysis by Ben Edelman of which affiliate network's tracking cookies gets detected and blocked/removed by which anti-spyware program and this calculator to estimate the effects of cookie removal on your bottom line.

And this doesn't even account for the effect of Firefox 3 blocking affiliate cookies by default so your potential customer actually have to actively go into cookie management and explicitly allow CJ, clickbank, Shareasale or the other networks for you to get credit for the sale.

There's more than one way to lose your rightful affiliate commission, and not all of them involve hijacking. Promoting Firefox to your list would do the damage all by itself. Choose your affiliate network and promotions accordingly - if your network only relies on tracking cookies to credit you with commissions you're losing money.
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    I have been using firefox for years, I have add-ons for yahoo and google installed in firefox and I have hundreds of cookies that are tracking my returns to their sites, so obviously I assumed that any cookies I set are also being tracked. Interesting to be told that our visitors are not being tracked if we are using firefox. Perhaps someone who knows what they are doing might contact firefox and ask them if there is another way to make this work. I love firefox and am loth to give it up!
    Posted 19th May 2009 at 02:40 PM by netdepozyt netdepozyt is offline
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    Actually I don't really have any idea that Firefox block out cookies but anyhow we could substitute Firefox with Opera browser. It is fast and free. Get it here :
    Opera Browser | Faster & safer Internet | Free Download
    Posted 7th June 2009 at 12:48 AM by jimisan jimisan is offline
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    What do I do? This newbie is lost already--I hate Firefox but hate Microsoft more. Can I change my browser and still have all the hard work I'm putting into my website work? Maybe I need browsers for dummies? Thanks to anyone that can clear up the browser question.
    Posted 22nd July 2009 at 05:05 PM by carolgirl52 carolgirl52 is offline
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    Any concerns with Safari
    Posted 30th August 2009 at 08:59 PM by informom09 informom09 is offline
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    Posted 1st November 2009 at 04:13 PM by wholesale wholesale is offline

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