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