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This guide assumes that you have created a Search experience and are ready to take it live on your website. If you haven’t done this, check out the Search - Quick Start Your Experience Guide .

This guide will walk through how to configure and control the tracking of sessions and clicks within your Search experience.

A session is a set of interactions taken by a user within a given time frame. In the context of Search, a user can perform multiple searches and clicks within a single session.

Session-related information can be stored in multiple ways including session storage, local storage and session cookies. In Search, session information is stored primarily using session storage, with session cookies used as a fallback when necessary.

While using session storage, a single session lasts as long as the browser is open. The unique session will persist through page reloads and restores. Opening a page in a new tab or window will create a new session.

By adjusting your session and click tracking configuration, you are able to make your search experience “fully anonymous”, not storing any data until a user gives explicit consent to do so.

Typically we’d expect you to toggle both session and click tracking in tandem, however they operate separately and it is possible to do one without the other.

In this guide we will review how to:

  • Set the default behavior for both session and click tracking
  • Toggle each feature dynamically
  • Test your configuration using browser tools and platform analytics