Cookies Settings and Features
Cookie Creation Events
If you haven't already, please read our Cookies Introduction and Setup Doc. Once you’re ready to configure your Cookie, the first question is: what event will create your cookie?
On Popup Open
The Cookie controlling your popup will be created as soon as the popup opens, which means that no matter how little they see, they won’t see it again until the Cookie expires (which you control).
- This could be an interesting option if you only want this popup to fire off one time, perhaps an exclusive type offer.
On Popup Close
Once the popup has been closed, your Cookie will be created. This means that to stop seeing the popup, the user needs to take action to close popup to create the Cookie and prevent the popup from triggering again. For most situations, this Cookie Creation Event is ideal.
- This cookie creation event works great with our Force Interaction Extension because, with their powers combined, a user cannot close a popup without submitting some kind of action, and the popup will continue trigger until they close it (which they can only do by submitting action).
- You can view examples of how this Cookie Creation Event is used in the docs below, as it is implemented extensively in our Advanced Documentation.
- Set a Different Cookie Time on Form Submission
- Create Cookie On the Click of an Element Within Your Popup
- Close Popup and Create Cookie When a Form is Submitted
- Close Popup and Create Cookie After Mailchimp for WordPress Submission
- Close Popup and Create Cookie After Contact Form 7 Submission
- Close Popup and Create Cookie After Gravity Forms Submission
Let's say you have an Auto Open Popup that triggers as soon as users visit your site - no matter what page the user hits your site on, you want the popup to open - thus, it's a sitewide popup. Inside the popup is two images: clicking either one of the images puts you down Path A or Path B.
Once the user selects their path, you don't want them to continuously be spammed by your popup, so you have to set the cookie on the click of the image element - this method works with any HTML element (text, image, etc.).
Extension Specific Cookie Creation Events
For extension specific cookie creation events, refer to the corresponding extension docs:
- Age Verification Modals Cookie Creation Events
- AJAX Login Modal Cookie Creation Events
- Video Popups Cookie Creation Events
After configuring your Cookie Creation Event, you can now adjust the general settings of your Cookie to best fit your needs.
The name used to store and retrieve the Cookie in the browser. Letters, numbers, hyphen (-_ and underscores (_) only.
- Input your Cookie name using information that has relevance to the popup and timing on the popup cookie.
This feature is deprecated and will be removed, we recommend just changing the Cookie names to invalidate older cookies.
Use Session Cookie
By enabling this option, the Cookie will expire when the tab or browser is closed.
- This is of great use for engaging users on public computers, where Cookies and information are cleared frequently.
An English expression of time such as "364 days 23 hours 59 minutes 59 seconds".
- This feature allows you set your Cookies effectively and accurately to always ensure the best results. Input a value which best suits your needs and allows your popups and Cookies to work together, as one.
Site Wide Cookie
When this feature is checked, Cookies will be valid across the entire site, otherwise, it works on a per page basis. This means that, if enabled, if your users see a popup with this Cookie on one page, they won’t see it again on another page until the Cookie expires.
- Useful for most popups, you’ll most likely want to enable this feature or you run the risk of spamming your users.
- In some special situations, you could opt to disable this feature when using multiple popups and multiple Cookies.