Cookies and Web Storage

CanRisk.org uses cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data (<4Kb) that is sent to your computer or web-enabled device browser from a website's server. Cookies are used in this website to hold information about the user session.

Alongside cookies, this website utilises 'web storage'. Web storage data is not transferred from the server and is more performant than using cookies to store information. This storage is used in the functionality provided by the CanRisk tool.

This is a list of the cookies and web storage used by CanRisk.org.

Cookie Hostname Description Criteria Duration Type
cookieControl canrisk.org Used to remember when a user has accepted CanRisk's cookie use notice. Necessary 30 days Cookie
cookieControlPrefs canrisk.org Array of accepted cookie types e.g. ["preferences"]. Necessary 1 year Cookie
csrftoken canrisk.org Helps prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks. Necessary Persistent for 1 year Cookie
sessionid canrisk.org Current session identifier. Necessary Until the end of the session Cookie
_ga bootstrapcdn.com Used to distinguish users. Necessary 2 Year 3rd party Cookie
_gat bootstrapcdn.com Used to distinguish users. Necessary 1 min 3rd party Cookie
_gid bootstrapcdn.com Used to throttle request rate. Necessary 1 day 3rd party Cookie
SESSION_LOCALE canrisk.org Locale identifier, e.g. en-gb. Necessary No expiration date Local Storage
PEDIGREE_pedigree_history* canrisk.org This is used to provide a history of family pedigree structures to facilitate editing and specifically used in the undo and redo functionality. Necessary Until the end of the session Session Storage
PEDIGREE_pedigree_history_COUNT canrisk.org This is a count of the pedigree history stored in PEDIGREE_pedigree_history*. Necessary Until the end of the session Session Storage
USERS_HGT_UNITS canrisk.org Defines default height units to be imperial. User Preferences No expiration date Local Storage
USERS_WGT_UNITS canrisk.org Defines default weight units to be imperial. User Preferences No expiration date Local Storage
COUNTRY canrisk.org Defines default country of residence. User Preferences No expiration date Local Storage

Privacy Policy

User Accounts

Users are required to register and create a user account to use the CanRisk tool and the web-services. Registration data is used to broadly track the usage, enable sufficient resources are provisioned and to keep users informed of CanRisk news.

CanRisk Tool Data

Information entered into the CanRisk Tool (e.g. pedigree data, risk factors) only leaves the web browser when a risk calculation is run. To run the risk calculation the data is sent to our server machines. The individual's names in the pedigree are not sent to the CanRisk servers. On completion of the calculations the data transferred is removed from the server.

SSL Encryption

Data transferred is protected when using this web site by standard encryption techniques using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology.

Contacting Us

Support requests are sent to the CanRisk service desk that is hosted on the Atlassian Cloud. When sending support requests do not send sensitive or patient identifiable data. Data should be sent in an anonymised form.