The fpCookieDomainPeriods 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. It inherits the value of cookieDomainPeriods, but is still a best practice to set if you use a first-party cookie implementation.

  • For domains like example.com or www.example.com, this variable does not need to be set. If needed, you can set this variable to "2".
  • For domains like example.co.uk or www.example.co.jp, set this variable to "3".
Do not take subdomains into account for this variable. For example, do not set fpCookieDomainPeriods on the example URL store.toys.example.com. AppMeasurement by default recognizes that cookies should be stored on example.com, even on URLs with many subdomains.

First-party domain periods using the Web SDK

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

First-party Domain Periods using the Adobe Analytics extension

First-party 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 First-party 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.fpCookieDomainPeriods in AppMeasurement and the Analytics extension custom code editor

The fpCookieDomainPeriods 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 fpCookieDomainPeriods for domains with a period in its suffix, such as www.example.co.uk
s.fpCookieDomainPeriods = "3";

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