I recommend only taking cuttings during the warm parts of the growing season.
I have access to a propagation mist room which is heated all year. Cuttings from Sept-March will just sit there for months without doing anything because even in that environment, the media remains too cold. They wait until spring, and then they root in 4-8 weeks. Many just stagnate and rot. Whereas after March I can root cuttings with no effort and 100% success. To me it's not even worth it to try winter cuttings. I end up stressing and worrying and checking on them more than is sane.
That being said, I had good success using a terrarium inside the greenhouse this winter, and would also recommend using a heat mat. No idea if photoperiod has an effect but it seems to be mostly soil temperature.