What data we collect and why we collect it

This site makes use of sessions to store progress through the Wildlife Assessment Check tool on the site. These sessions are stored on the server and include coded responses from the various questions in the Wildlife Assessment Check. These sessions also include the IP address of the device interacting with the site. No other personally identifiable data is requested, or stored.

Wildlife Assessment Check results

Users of the Wildlife Assessment Check tool are able to save their results anonymously, which can then be recovered at a later date. A unique randomly generated reference ID is created to identify each set of results, which is stored against a serialised version of the user’s session data. No other personally identifiable data (such as names or email addresses) is requested, or stored.


While using the site a cookie might be placed on your computer. A cookie is a small file that resides on your computer’s hard drive that allows us to improve the quality of your visit to our website by responding to you as an individual.

In order for the Wildlife Assessment Check tool on this site to work, we use ‘sessions’ and sessions rely on a cookie containing a session key. Your session data are stored on the site server, but a unique ID is assigned to each session and that ID gets saved in a cookie.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, if you choose to decline cookies from this site then functionality, including your ability to use the Wildlife Assessment Check tool, will be impaired.

Cookies used on this site

These cookies are required in order for this website to function correctly. You can delete them, but the site may not work as expected. Session cookies will be destroyed when you exit your browser.

Third party non-functional cookies

These cookies are not required in order for this website to function correctly, and are just for use with Google Analytics. By not accepting cookies on this site, we will not save these cookies to your browser. The functioning of the site is not affected.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using, how long they spend on the site, what pages they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. No personally identifiable information is collected or shared with Google Analytics, and all IP addresses are anonymised.

Who we share your data with

Wildlife Assessment Check results

Your Wildlife Assessment Check data is not shared with any third-parties, and remains on our server.


Anonymised site usage data is shared with Google Analytics. Their privacy information is available at: https://policies.google.com/privacy

How long we retain your data

If you have saved the results from using the Wildlife Assessment Check tool, we will store your results indefinitely in the site database so you can return to it at any time. Should you wish for your results data to be deleted, please contact us including your results reference ID.