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How is Affiliatly tracking affiliates?
It is done in two ways
Warning: please make sure that you have checked the Integration page and have completed the steps for your framework
- The app tracks users on your site who were referred (by clicking on a link) by your affiliate. When such user visits your site, a cookie is stored on the user’s computer, so the program knows that this is an affiliated user even if the user doesn't make an order right away (cookies are stored for 7 days by default, you can change this value in the Settings page)
- When a user makes an order on your site, the app checks if this client has a cookie, i.e. its a client referred by an affiliate. If it’s true, it marks the order in the database for the affiliate who referred the user.