As long as you use any cache plugins, the plugins will cache everything, including the currency cookies and the currency switch will show your chosen currency only after cache is deleted from plugin.
Our hosting company installed varnishcache and memcache server directly (not through a plugin). And this caching system doesn’t affect the multi-currency widget. You can test here http://wprentals.org/
The multi currency system DOES NOT work in infobox for technical reasons.
How to add the widget:
Currencies are set in Theme Options – Price $ Currency
For Currency Value use point not comma. –> 1.3339
Starting version 1.14 the multi currencies values can be synced through Yahoo Api (there is a daily cron connecting to these API that updates the Currency Value).
Make sure the CODE are typed according to international standards (which means 3 letters – capslock) – you can find the complete list here http://www.xe.com/iso4217.php.
The dropdown works for front end currency conversion: