Wednesday, September 3, 2014

SiteCatalyst First Party Cookie Creation to Read s_vi Cookie – My Experiment

First party cookies can be created using CNAME record. Only by setting the FP cookie the visitor ID cookie from s_vi can be read, and can be passed to other variables. Using third party cookie s_vi cannot be read (unless getVID plugin is used), and hence cannot be passed to any variable, or to visitorID for cross domain tracking.

I tried experimenting FP it worked for me, I was able to read the visitor ID into an eVar (v3). I had to research a little to get this done, thought of sharing this piece of information……. I made a  post in my client (NAM) blog today, I am replicating it here for your goodness.

See it live : http://dmablog.com/SSBTest.html – Please use chrome debugger or any packet analyzers.
While creating the CNAME record from the DNS manager, the HOST can be set as metrics and need to be POINTED TO 112.2o7.net /other OMNI DCS

I used kamal1 in place of metrics :-) You can use any name as long as it points to the SC DCS.

CNAME Record Creation






Verifying the CNAME Record Set up










Reading the s_vi Cookie






Passing the s_vi Cookie to a Variable