August 26th, 2011, 12:18 PM
Ques re:email to set cookie on site to redirect
Hi, forgive me if this isn't really something this forum can help me with but its helped me many times before and I am STUCK. I need to do a link from an email, that goes to our website, sets a cookie, sets a promo code for free shipping, THEN automatically redirects to our online catalog (on its own domain) and the customer can then shop the online catalog and the FREE SHIPPING PROMO travels throughout and is applied at checkout. The way it is now, we can do this of course just through the website but if we send them to the online catalog, the promo code doesn't go through it....
Anyone out there have any idea how to accomplish this?
Thank you in advance.
August 26th, 2011, 12:27 PM
You can't set cookies for another domain name. The catalog site is what needs to track the free shipping - your other website can only start the process by (eg) redirecting to a specific URL, such as
There are other issues to worry about, such as people sharing the links they encounter (including the one above)...
August 28th, 2011, 04:05 PM
Moved to Beginner Programming, since the language wasn't specified.