@mattab opened this Issue on June 19th 2018 Member

Currently the information about default tracking cookies lifetime is only visible in the guide here: https://developer.matomo.org/api-reference/tracking-javascript

Let's edit our FAQ: https://matomo.org/faq/general/faq_146/ and list there the default timeout value for tracking cookies. The FAQ could also link to the API reference to mention it is possible to customise the values.

@diosmosis commented on July 26th 2018 Member

@mattab do you want this information to be automated in any way?

@mattab commented on July 26th 2018 Member

Not sure what you mean by automated here? I suppose the answer is no

@diosmosis commented on July 26th 2018 Member

Just that it will be duplicated so wondering if you wanted to make it displayed in one place via iframe or API or something so it would only have to be edited in one place if the values change.

@mattab commented on July 26th 2018 Member

It's fine to be duplicated

@diosmosis commented on July 27th 2018 Member

Don't think I have access to change the faq, but here's the text I came up w/:

<strong>Default expiration times</strong>

The cookies described above will eventually expire and be removed from your users' browsers. The default expiration times are listed below:

* <strong>_pk_id</strong> - 13 months
* <strong>_pk_ref</strong> - 6 months
* <strong>_pk_ses</strong>, <strong>_pk_cvar</strong>, <strong>_pk_hsr</strong> - 30 minutes

These defaults can be modified via JavaScript. <a href="https://developer.matomo.org/api-reference/tracking-javascript#configuration-of-tracking-cookies" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Learn more about setting custom expiration times.</a>
@mattab commented on August 6th 2018 Member

Faq has been modified as suggested

This Issue was closed on August 6th 2018
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