Catalyse Website and Cookie Information

Website Information

Who has access to information relating to our website

Personal data gathered through or relating to the website is accessible to Catalyse administrative staff for the purposes of administering our services. Additionally Catalyse Executive members responsible for overseeing and reporting on the website have access to such information, in conjunction with the web developer/technical support when necessary. As above, all those working with Catalyse comply with data protection legislation and maintain appropriate security measures in relation to the website.

Reports drawing on anonymised information obtained via third party applications such as Google Analytics, Twitter Analytics, WordPress plus related toolkits, tools and plug-ins, may be shared with Catalyse Executive members and non-executive directors for the purpose of improving and delivering Catalyse services.

Retention periods for personal data held on our website

We delete any personal data held on our website as soon as possible. If you have purchased a course, a personal reformulation, or any other product through our site, your personal data will be deleted as soon as your purchase has been processed.

Click here for more information about Catalyse’ privacy notice.


How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Cookies we use:

Expires: when browser is closed
Description: session ID cookie. Identifies if visitor is logged on etc.

Name: _ga
Expires: 2 years
Description: Used by Google to distinguish users.

Name: _gat
Expires: 10 minutes
Description: Used by Google to throttle request rate.

Name: NID
Expires: 6 months
Description: Used by Google. Most Google users will have a preferences cookie called ‘NID’ in their browsers.

Name: metrics_token
Expires: 2 years
Description: Helps Twitter count the number of users that have seen a particular embedded Tweet or timeline

Name: pid
Expires: 2 years
Description: Enables Twitter’s Tailored Suggestions feature that personalises content and suggestions for Twitter users based on their website visits.

Name: lang
Expires: when browser is closed
Description: Helps Twitter remember your preferred language or country that you are in.

3rd party services on this site, other websites this site links to and the services on them may also use cookies.
(Some examples of these are ACAT, Twitter (eg: _twitter_sess, external_referer, guest_id), Google Calendar).

Overall, cookies help us to provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

Turning Cookies Off

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.
Doing so, however, may prevent you from taking full advantage of this website and possibly many others, as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. If you want to do this we’d suggest using a search engine to search for “How to switch off cookies” (adding in your browser and device) or ask your supplier or technical support.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.