Details about cookies on the register to vote service
The register to vote service puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) on to your computer.
These cookies are used to:
- help us understand how you use the service, so we can make improvements
- remember what notifications you’ve seen so that you’re not shown them more than once
- temporarily store the information you enter
Find out how to manage cookies.
Google Analytics cookies
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how you use the service. This information helps us to improve the service.
The Google Analytics cookie collects and stores information about:
- the pages you visit - how long you spend on each page
- how you got to the service
- what you click on while you’re using the service
|_ga||A randomly generated reference is used to identify unique users and inform referring sites, visitor and session counts||2 years|
|_gat||This helps Google to manage the rate at which they track your site interactions (when high traffic occurs)||1 minute|
|_gid||This helps us count how many people visit the Register to vote service by tracking if you’ve visited before||24 hours|
Google isn’t allowed to use or share our analytics data with anyone, but you can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.
We store session cookies on your computer to remember your progress through the application form.
|application||Stores encrypted session data||After 20 minutes of inactivity or when you close your browser|
You may see a banner when you visit the register to vote service inviting you to accept cookies or review your settings. We’ll set cookies so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and not to show it again, and also to store your settings.
|cookie_preferences_set||Saves a message to let us know that you have seen our cookie message||1 year|
|allow_analytics_cookies||Stores whether you consent to analytics cookies||1 year|