Connect your domain name for improved tracking

Setting the visitors cookie server-side enhances the length in time that each visitor can be remembered. The new cookie name will be _smtruid. 

First you need to connect your domain name to Triggerbee servers by pointing a subdomain (CNAME) to Triggerbee. Then you activate the setting "Set Cookies from Server"  in the Settings > Tracking section.  Last, you need to update the Script Snippet before installing it on your website. We will go through these three steps below:

1. Create a CNAME pointer in your DNS 

When you connect your domain name to Triggerbee, you'll need to update the DNS records in your DNS provider. Below are general instructions for updating your DNS records.

Before you get started

Before making any changes to your DNS records, keep in mind the following:

  • It's recommended to take a screenshot of your DNS settings before making any changes.
  • Root domains cannot be connected to Triggerbee, only subdomains can be connected. 
  • If you need additional assistance making changes to your DNS records, reach out to your DNS provider's support team.

General DNS instructions

Field names may vary from provider to provider, for example  hostname, and alias may describe the same field depending on the provider. To update your DNS records:

  • Log in to your DNS provider account, such as GoDaddy, Namecheap or Cloudflare.
  • Locate the  existing  CNAME record for the subdomain you're connecting or create a new one.
  • In the hostname, or alias, field, enter the prefix for your subdomain. We suggest "triggerbee".
  • In the target or points to field, paste the value: t.myvisitors.se
  • Test that you can now load the Triggerbee Script using the new domain name (triggerbee.yourdomain.com). NOTE: Changes to DNS records can take several hours to come into effect.

2. Activate Serverside Cookie setting

Activate the setting "Set Cookies from Server"  in the Settings > Tracking section. If you can't find this section, contact us and we can help you.

3. Update and install the Triggerbee Script Snippet

Find the Script Snippet under "Settings" in Triggerbee. Copy paste this code to a text editor and replace "t.myvisitors.se" with your new domain (should be something like triggerbee.yourdomain.com).  Install this script snippet on your website.

Note: You cannot use the Wordpress plugin together with this option.

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