Last update: 2022-06-09
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AppMeasurement determines its cookie location by looking at the domain and domain suffix. For domains like, AppMeasurement sets cookies in the correct location. However, for other domains like, AppMeasurement can mistakenly set cookies on Most browsers reject cookies set on this invalid domain, causing issues with visitor identification.

The cookieDomainPeriods variable helps AppMeasurement determine where Analytics cookies are set by calling out that the domain suffix has an extra period in it. This variable allows AppMeasurement to accommodate the extra period in the domain suffix and set cookies in the right location.

  • For domains like or, this variable does not need to be set. If needed, you can set this variable to "2".
  • For domains like or, set this variable to "3".

Do not take subdomains into account for this variable. For example, do not set cookieDomainPeriods on the example URL AppMeasurement by default recognizes that cookies should be stored on, even on URLs with many subdomains.

Domain periods using the Web SDK

The Web SDK can determine the correct cookie storage domain without this variable.

Domain Periods using the Adobe Analytics extension

Domain Periods is a field under the Cookies accordion when configuring the Adobe Analytics extension.

  1. Log in to Adobe Experience Platform Data Collection using your AdobeID credentials.
  2. Click the desired tag property.
  3. Go to the Extensions tab, then click the Configure button under Adobe Analytics.
  4. Expand the Cookies accordion, which reveals the Domain Periods field.

Set this field to 3 only on domains containing a period in its suffix. Otherwise this field can be left blank.

s.cookieDomainPeriods in AppMeasurement and the Analytics extension custom code editor

The cookieDomainPeriods variable is a string that is typically set to "3", only on domains that contain a period in its suffix. Its default value is "2", which accommodates most domains.

// Manually set cookieDomainPeriods for domains with a period in its suffix, such as
s.cookieDomainPeriods = "3";

// Detect if a URL has a domain suffix with an extra period, and set s.cookieDomainPeriods automatically
document.URL.indexOf(".co.") > 0 ? s.cookieDomainPeriods = "3" : s.cookieDomainPeriods = "2";

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