Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file created by a website that is stored in the user’s computer. Cookies are used to maintain the state of a browser session to identify users and provide customised webpages.

What are the different type of Cookies?

Sessions Cookie – A session cookie is stored in temporary memory and erased when the user closes the web browser.

Persistent Cookie – A persistent cookie has an expiration date and is stored on the users hard drive until its expiry date is met.

First Party Cookies – A first party cookie refers to a cookie created by the domain that a webserver is visiting (

Third Party Cookies – A third party refers to a cookie created by a domain other than the one you’re visiting.

How does Democracy Counts use Cookies?

Democracy Counts relies on cookies for certain functionality and data security used throughout the website, including:

  • Collecting website statistics and track conversion rates
  • Maintaining your customised preferences
  • Identifying a user session
  • Identifying a user authentication status
  • Prevent CSRF (Cross-Site Request Forgery) attacks

Please find a table below detailing more information about the individual cookies Democracy Counts use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

First Party Cookies

These are cookies created by RegisterSecurely.

Cookie Domain Expires Description
cookiesDisclosureCount 1 day Used to inform visitors how cookies are used
ASP.Net_SessionId Session Used to identify the user as an unique and individual user on the server.
.ASPXAUTHELECTORREG Session Used to identify determine if a user is authenticated.
_RequestVerificationToken Session Used to prevent CSRF (Cross-site request forgery) attacks. Session Used to track the font size set by a user.
cookiesDirective 1 Year Used to identify the visitor has given consent to use cookies on
Third Party Cookies

These are cookies created on a third party site.

Third Party Cookies
Cookie Domain Expires Description
1P_JAR 1 week This cookie is used to help us collect website statistics and track conversion rates. This helps us improve the performance of our websites.
NID 6 Months This cookie is used to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10).