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



bostjank
01-06-2007, 02:58 PM
Hello!

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,
Bostjan

Spudhead
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?

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

SpirtOfGrandeur
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).

bostjank
01-09-2007, 04:49 PM
Thanks.



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