Cookies created by Post Affiliate Pro

Post Affiliate Pro registers more types of cookies:
  • Flash cookies
  • Browser cookies (1st and 3rd party) - are stored on a domain, where your clicks tracking code executes (called 'First party' cookies) and also on domain, where Post Affiliate Pro is installed (called 'Third party' cookies).
  • HTML 5 local storage cookie


The following cookies are created by Post Affiliate Pro. We can divide them into two categories: 

1. Tracking cookies 

PAPVisitorId - stores visitor ID
PAPCookie_Imp_* - information about type of impression (raw or unique)
PAPAffiliateId - holds the last referral ID while last click is processed via CRON job (the validity of this cookie is 5 minutes)

Cookie lifetime (validity) of tracking cookies is 365 days. 

2. Interface/application cookies

A_auth - authentication / remember me token to affiliate panel, cookie lifetime is 14 days
M_auth - authentication / remember me token to merchant panel, cookie lifetime is 14 days
M_pap_sid/M - holds ID of the active session in merchant panel, cookie lifetime is set to Session only
A_pap_sid/A - holds ID of the active session in affiliate panel, cookie lifetime is set to Session only
gpf_language - holds chosen language for merchant/affiliate panel, cookie lifetime is 20000000 seconds (~231 days)


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Old cookies (used before version 4.4):
PAPCookie_FirstClick - stores information about first click of visitor on tracked site
PAPCookie_LastClick - Information about last click on tracked site
PAPCookie_Sale - Information about affiliate, channel and campaign, where will be registered sale
PAPCookie_Time - contains number of clicks


More info about cookies:
How to setup cookies in PAP
How to delete cookies