Cookies, IDs, and the Experience Cloud

In January 2008, when I joined a company called "Omniture" and started working as a consultant on a product called "SiteCatalyst", ìt (like most web analytics tools at the time) relied on cookies quite a lot. There was one cookie, specifically, which was important. It was called "s_vi", and it held what we called the …

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Quick Tip – Debug server-side manipulations of the tracking call

I guess this post is pretty specific. It might have a target audience of a dozen or so. I hope the rest of you forgive me, but keep on reading, you might need this one day! Setup At a Swiss financial institution, we implemented an "internal visitor" detection using their reverse proxy. They are routing …

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Visitor ID Service Revisited

(Ah, the title... see what I did there?) Just two days after my article about the Visitor ID Service, my colleagues in Engineering and Product Management released a new version of Reports & Analytics and made a couple of nice changes to the Visitor ID Service. So, essentially, forget everything I said last time. Maybe not …

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