View Full Version : Why are session cookies more often being disabled than persistent cookies?

01-06-2007, 02:58 PM

I have encountered a strange and illogical situation (for me :)) - I'm using ASP to test how many of my users have persistent and session cookies enabled. As session cookies expire at the end of the session, one may expect that more users would allow the use of session cookies versus persistent ones (indeed, some browsers let you use session cookie even if persistent cookies are disabled).

But the results have surprised me - according to my statistics, 99.38% of my users have persistent cookies enabled, while only 98.78% of users allow session cookies. This situation occurs with users that use IE, Firefox or Opera browser.

Do you have any idea about the reasons for this situation?

Thanks for your help,

01-09-2007, 01:19 PM
What size survey are we talking about? Is the 0.6% difference due to four people, or forty thousand?

01-09-2007, 02:02 PM
At the end of the survey, the number of tracked users was close to 14,000.

01-09-2007, 02:04 PM
.4% in a survey of that size is considered Margin Of Error (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margin_of_error).

01-09-2007, 04:49 PM