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Hi,

 

I have the campaign timeout set as 6 months. I would like to know what could happen when the campaign timeout is reduced to 3 months and the site is visited from the browser that already have a cookie with campaign timeout set as 6 months. Will the cookie expiry time get changed to 3 months or will it still have the campaign timeout as 6 months.

 

 

Thanks in advance.

Bala

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I think it will change to 3 months

 

Campaign timeout

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Hi, Bala V,

 

That would actually make for a fun experiment. You could set the timeout to something like 5 minutes, then engage your campaign, and then set the timeout to 2 minutes (or something along those lines - you know, just long enough so that you get results fast without having to wait months). I think you'd be able to try this out and report back here even. Smiley Very Happy

 

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Hi Bala,

 

If you're using Universal Analytics and not the legacy 'gaq' versions, campaign timeout and sessionization isn't in the cookie anymore- it happens during processing.

 

It would be an interesting experiment but I believe in your case when the user comes back after you change the setting (let's say after 4 months), the campaign would be expired. So if they come directly, it would show up as direct and not fall back on the previous referral/campaign.

 

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Hi 2gether, i have the same or nearly the same problem/question: I will i turn down the campaign time-out tracking from 6 months to 30 minutes. Is this affected on actually campaign tags? For example when a user is coming over "organic", i turn down on the next day form 6 months to 30 minutes and on the next day the user comes back again - is the session "direct" oder "organic"? 

I know that its just about the cookie-timing but what is happening with "old" cookies? Will it retrieved with the new campaign tracking settings?

Thx 4 the help!