Distinct network_userid count is more that distinct domain_userid count


#1

Hi,
As we understand, network_id is third party cookie and domain_userid is first party.

So if I visit two different sites using same browser having snowplow implemented, I’ll have two domain_userids and one network_id (even validated this behavior just before creating this topic, it was correct for me).

In any case distinct network_id count should be either less than or equal to distinct domain_userid count.
But from data captured till now, we have network_id count more than domain_userid (approx 2.5 times), we have multi-site environments (2 sites).

Not able to understand what is causing such behavior?


#2

A subset of your users is likely blocking third-party cookies, and you’re probably generating a new network_id for every one of their page views.


#3

Hi jaredsilver,

Thankyou for your response.

Would like to understand what happens when users block there third part cookies?

  1. How is the network id generated then?

#4

This depends on your collector and if it’s the Scala stream collector how you have your cookie bounce settings configured for the collector. There’s a bit of background on the implementation from @christoph-buente here.


#5

Thanks @jaredsilver, @mike.
This was helpful.
We’ll check our cookie bounce settings.