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Cookies we use

What cookies are and how we use them, a list of all the cookies used on this site.


Please note: This cookie policy pertains only to the Patrick Wild Centre eHub site (https://registry.patrickwildcentre.com/).
The main Patrick Wild Centre website sets different cookies and is not covered by this policy document. That website has its own, different, cookie policy.
See here: Patrick Wild Centre cookie policy.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file downloaded on to your device when you access certain websites. Cookies allow sites to recognise your device when you make a return visit.

Types of cookies

Strictly necessary cookies

Some cookies we place on your browser ensure that the website delivers you information and services securely and optimally.

You must accept these essential cookies to be able to make use of the website.

Cookie preferences

Name Data Stored Purpose Expires
cookieconsent_status Records that you have chosen to dismiss the cookie banner. If you have chosen to dismiss the cookie banner, it will not be displayed on subsequenct visits. One year

Session ID

Name Data stored Purpose Expires
sessionid A random unique number or string of letters and numbers. A session cookie is required to follow your progress through the website. It is essential to ensure that any information you enter or routes you take are remembered by the website. Without this cookie, every page you visited would treat you as a completely new visitor. One day.

CSRF protection

Name Data stored Purpose Expires
csrftoken A random unique number or string of letters and numbers. A CSRF token cookie is required to protect you against Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks. One year.

Load balancer

Name Data stored Purpose Expires
Takes the format of NSC_xxx.fe.bd.vl. Most likely to be NSC_tubhjoh.vxt.jt.fe.bd.vl A random unique number or string of letters and numbers. The University uses more than one server to provide web pages. When you visit the website, you are assigned to one of several servers. This cookie is required to track which server you are communicating with in order to present a consistent user experience and remember information about the data you have entered. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you. The cookie is deleted when you close your web browser.

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