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1/9/2010 7:01 AM
 

Bruce,

I am struggling my way into GA and segementation / user defined variables and I just want to be sure.

I am working on a subscription site for a client, and we want to discriminate between reg.users and anonymous users. If I look at the cookie information, it the setVar funtion generates a persistent two year valid cookie (see also: http://analytics.blogspot.com/2009/07/segment-your-traffic-with-user-defined.html).

Am I right to conclude that from his initial login every visit of this person (on that machine) to the site (whether logged in or not), he will be placed in the 'User' segment? Yes/No will do ;)

For my use case this is what I want, but other may think differently about it.

Greetings,

Peter

 
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1/9/2010 7:59 PM
 

I'd love to give a yes/no answer but of course it's always more complicated than that.

Yes, the cookie persists.  Yes, my understanding is that it is persistent and will exclude them regardless of whether they log back in or not.

No, I'm not 100% sure, and I would have to test it out to be certain.

Another thing to consider is to use much longer cookie persistence for the asp.net logon cookies.  That way, once a user logs on to your site, next time they return they're likely to remain logged in.  This is what I do with ifinity.com.au, and what is done with dotnetnuke.com.  There's a few articles floating about how to achieve this.

 
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