I'm wondering if the settings described under persistent shopping cart work for guest (unlogged) visitors. I.e. can I set them so that when a visitor comes in, adds things to cart, closes the browser, comes back a month later, he will see the items he added before?
The description of the "Persist Shopping Cart" option made me suspect so:
Set Persist Shopping Cart to one of the following:
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 for guests after the session cookie expires.
However, on trying it out, it seems that
persistent_shopping_cart cookie is only created after log in.
I know I can "sort of" make it work by extending regular session expiration to e.g. one year, as described e.g. here but that's not what I'm after.