Cookie Policy

Our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This allows us to recognise that you have previously visited our site. Any information captured by cookies will help us to improve the quality of our service and customer experience or help us to present you with Catalyst services which are relevant to your browsing history.

What’s a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

The cookies we use

Currently, we use an opt-in consent method which means that we provide a cookie consent notice when arriving at our website providing you with a link to review our cookie policy. By using our website you are agreeing to this cookie policy and you consent to our use of cookies.

If you are not happy with our consent method then you should either:

  • Not use this site
  • Update your settings
  • Browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. These we deem strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then the website may not function correctly.

 

Cookie

Type

Expiry

Linked Info

Functions

CFID

CFTOKEN

JSESSIONID

Persist

Persist

Session

2 hours

2 hours

Session end

Username

When a user logs in, maintains Authentication state.

VOPECRA

Persist

Never

Anonymous

Remembers when a user has elected to accept cookies.

 

Analytical and Performance cookies

We use Google Analytics to allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

We use Google Analytics to understand how the site is being used. User data is aggregated and completely anonymous. 

 

 

 

Cookie

Name

Type

Expiry

Functions

Google Analytics

_utma

_utmb

_utmc

_utmz

Persistent

2 years

30 mins

End of session

6 months

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our websites. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.


Third Party Cookies

Our websites contain links to various third party websites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any external websites that are linked from our sites.

Changing your cookie settings

You can also usually control the use of cookies on your device through your browser settings but if you wish to find out more about cookies and which cookies have been set on your device, you can visit the ICO website