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Why do I have to allow cookies in order to use the POLYAS voting system?

After you log in to the voting system, the POLYAS server needs to save a cookie on your computer. This session cookie contains no personal data and is not used by us in any way other than to facilitate your voting. This ensures that voting and confirmation are performed by the same person. As soon as you close your browser after voting, the cookie is deleted automatically. 

We would therefore ask you to allow cookies, as this increases your security when voting. The alternative would be a session ID which could be used by third parties. To prevent this, we use the session cookie to fully protect your voting secrecy.

Live Voting does not require the use of cookies in order to guarantee the functionality of voting. 

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