7 Replies Latest reply on Feb 18, 2008 5:21 AM by ArmorDeckWeb

    Cookies Dropped in IE Browsers

    ArmorDeckWeb Level 1
      I was just wondering if anyone here have experienced the same situation I'm in
      right now. In a nutshell, I'm noticing on my ecommerce website the cookie holding
      the shopping cart ID is being dropped after several clicks through the website
      only with IE browsers. With the same code, it works just fine with
      FireFox/Netscape browers.

      Here's how my database driven shopping cart works on my site. In the
      Application.cfm I have these lines of code:

      <cfif NOT IsDefined("COOKIE.LastCartID")>
      <cfset newCCID = #CreateUUID()#>
      <cfcookie name="LastCartID" value="#newCCID#" expires="NEVER">
      <cflock timeout="30" throwontimeout="No" name="#SESSION.SessionID#" type="EXCLUSIVE">
      <cfset SESSION.CartID = COOKIE.LastCartID>

      A first time visitor will have a new cart ID created and saved to a cookie
      (COOKIE.LastCartID) and to a session variable (SESSION.CartID). Once the mini
      shopping cart is reached, a query is made to the cart database to find contents
      of the cart and will display the data. New customers will return 0 contents
      obviously but returning customers who added items in a previous session will
      display as such. Now, what I noticed is after adding an item to the cart and
      making about 20 or so click throughs on the site, the cart returns 0 items and
      with my debugging code on, a whole new cookie ID is created as well as other
      session variables (CFID, CFTOKEN, etc.)

      I'm just wondering if anyone else experienced this and what strategies should I
      undertake to resolve this. This is an issue specific to IE browsers. Thanks.