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Created: 2010-02-13 23:50:46
agm1992
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Many times you may have been told to clear your cookies and use new emails on offers and many times you ask us why.
This is a detailed post explaining why both are very important in offer approval.

Cookies

Cookies are small files which are stored on a user's computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.

This is how points2shop knows you've completed the offer, the advertiser will send the cookies to points2shop which will trigger the offer approval.
Of course each offer has different cookies and sometimes if you don't clear cookies it becomes a right mess.
Example: I complete one offer in the UKPD Group, I get approved, and then I decide to complete another offer in that same group, now once I've completed the offer I will have 2 cookie sets, this will cause information to get mixed up making the chance of an offer approval slim.
clear your cookies after each offer and the slate is wiped clean and your considered "new" to the advertiser.

How do i clear cookies?

Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)

1. Open IE and click on the "Tools" menu.
2. Select "Internet Options."
3. Click on the "General" tab if it isn't selected already.
4. Under the heading "Temporary Internet files," click on "Delete Cookies..."
5. Click "OK" for the "Delete all cookies in the Temporary Internet Files folder?" prompt.
6. Click "OK" to exit.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open Firefox and click on the "Tools" menu.
2. Select "Options."
3. Click on the "Privacy" icon on the left.
4. Select "Cookies" and click on "View Cookies"
5. Select google.com from the list and press "remove cookie."
6. Click "OK" to exit.

Cookies can be cleared via any browsers internet security settings, however the best way to clear cookies is to download a program called Ccleaner
Ccleaner is a free and safe way to clear your internet cookies from all browsers with a single click, Ccleaner has many other options including the ability to save cookies, so if you save the points2shop cookies you wont get logged out when you clear.
DOWNLOAD CCLEANER

Using new Emails

You’ll need to use a different e-mail address each time you complete an offer. (Switching between 2 emails does NOT work)
This will help to increase your approval rate.

When you join any offer you will most likely enter a email, this email is what the advertiser will use to identify you as a new sign up, if you complete an offer from the same advertiser again and enter the same email you will NOT be approved again so use a NEW email when completing offers from the same advertiser/ offer group and you will get approved more.

To create emails you can use any of the main providers such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Inbox etc, Also if you own a website you can use your own personal brand of emails (Example@Points2shop.com) however this is untested in approval rating.

TEMP EMAILS ARE NEVER ALLOWED AND WILL GET YOU BANNED
Temp Emails are just temporary emails, They are created randomly and have a lifetime of 15 minutes before they are deleted, these are not allowed on offers and will get you banned and your offers earnings reversed, so don't use them

Its recommended to create a new email every few offers you complete, Just make sure you don't complete an offers from the same advertiser or offer group twice (UKPD or ES for example) and you should be fine.


Hope this explains some stuff.
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You should put that it is important to clear the cache too.
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so i really need to get a new email for every offer i do? that's around 5 new email accounts a day! why does a new email matter?
2010-02-09 20:09:54
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reply date: 2010-02-17 20:49:11 so i really need to get a new email for every offer i do? that's around 5 new email accounts a day! why does a new email matter?karo9


reply date: 2010-02-13 17:50:46
You’ll need to use a different e-mail address each time you complete an offer. This will help to increase your approval rate.
When you join any offer you will most likely enter a email, this email is what the advertiser will use to identify you as a new sign up, if you complete an offer from the same advertiser again and enter the same email you will NOT be approved so use a NEW email.
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TEMP EMAILS ARE NEVER ALLOWED AND WILL GET YOU BANNED

agm1992


What is a temp email? I assume that it is a temperary email, but I have no clue what that is. Is there some website that gives you a temp email for an hour or a day or somthing?

Just curious, because I have never heard of a temp. email before.

thanks
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What is a temp email? I assume that it is a temperary email, but I have no clue what that is. Is there some website that gives you a temp email for an hour or a day or somthing? Just curious, because I have never heard of a temp. email before. thanks testament
yes they are temporary emails.
2010-02-06 23:17:04
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that doesn't answer my question.
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no wonder my approval rate is terrible, i always use the same email address for everything
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so if I clear all my cookies my offers will get approved more often correct?

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