what happens to a cookied user when an entire experiment is paused?
What happens when an experiment runs, a user sees a variation page. Then the whole experiment is paused and the user returns. Will he still see the variaiton page because of the cookie or will he see the control?
A user can see the variation only if the experiment is active. So when you pause a experiment, the user will not be able to see any of the varaitions. Even if the user had seen the variation before (and has the corresponding cookie), he will see the original page.
Hope that helps.
Solutions Architect | Optimizely