Magento Commerce, 1.14.x

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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.

To set up a persistent shopping cart:

1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration.
2. In the panel on the left, under Customers, select Persistent Shopping Cart. Then, 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.


    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

    Clears the cart when a registered customer logs out.


    Saves the cart when a registered customer logs out.

If the session cookie expires while the customer is still logged in, the persistent cookie remains in use.

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.


    The shopping cart is not preserved after the session cookie expires.

f. Enter your preference for the following persistence settings:
  • Wishlist
  • Recently Ordered Items
  • Currently Compared Products
  • Comparison History
  • Recently Viewed Products
  • Customer Group Membership and Segmentation
5. When complete, click the Save Config button.