Persistent Cart Configuration
During the setup of a persistent shopping cart, you can specify the lifetime of the cookies, and
which options you want to make available for various customer activities.
If the session cookie expires while the customer is logged in, the persistent cookie remains active.
To set up a persistent shopping cart:
1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration. Then in the panel on the left, under
Customers, select Persistent Shopping Cart.
2. Click to expand the General Options section.
3. To enable the persistent shopping cart and to display additional configuration options, set
Enable Persistence to “Yes.”
4. Do the following:
a. Set Persistence Lifetime (seconds) to the length of time that you want the persistent
cookie to last. The default value 31,536,000 seconds is equal to one year, and is the
maximum time allowed.
b. Set Enable “Remember Me” to one of the following:
Yes Displays the “Remember Me” checkbox on the Login page of your store, so
customers can choose to save their shopping cart information.
No Persistence can still be enabled, but customers are not given the option to
choose if they want to save their information.
c. To preselect the “Remember Me” checkbox, set Remember Me Default Value to “Yes.”
d. Set Clear Persistence on Log Out to one of the following:
Yes The shopping cart is cleared when a registered customer logs out.
No The shopping cart is saved when a registered customer logs out.
If the session cookie expires while the customer is still logged in, the persistent cookie remains
e. Set Persist Shopping Cart to one of the following:
Yes If the session cookie expires, the persistent cookie is preserved. If a guest
shopper later logs in or creates a new account, the shopping cart is restored.
No The shopping cart is not preserved for guests after the session cookie
5. When complete, click the Save Config button.