Consumption validation is a special set up typically used by travel advertisers where auto-validation doesn't occur until the customer has "consumed" their booking.
Often travel companies permit customers to cancel their booking right up until their travel dates or close to. In these situations, 30 day auto validation is not appropriate. The advertiser can set up their tracking so that they send to Commission Factory the check in or check out date or date of arrival or departure and this field is used as the consumption date and the date from which the validation period will start.
Please contact Commission Factory for further information and instructions should you require this set up for your account.