Use of cookies by Catalyst2

A cookie is a tiny piece of data stored on your computer and managed by your web browser at the request of a website. Cookies are very useful to a website because they help the website remember important things like what items you have in your shopping basket, what special offers you might be eligible for and whether you are logged in. Because cookies are managed by your web browser, if you move to a different device or browser software the cookies won’t come along. Each device and web browser will have its own set of cookies that might be different.

The definitions below explain the cookies we use and why.

Necessary cookies

Strictly necessary cookies help make a website more useful, by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, our website wouldn’t work properly.

Functional cookies

Functional cookies allow a website to remember information that affects website behaviour and design, such as your preferred language or region of residence.

Performance cookies

A good website is never finished. Using cookies for statistics, we analyse how visitors use our website. This helps us discover what works well and what we need to do even better for our customers.

Advertisement cookies

Advertisement cookies are used to track visitors as they visit different websites. Their purpose is to display ads that are tailored to and relevant for the individual user.

Analytics cookies

Analytics cookies are used so online services can collect information about how people access them – for example, the number of users on a website, how long they stay on the site for, and what parts of the site they visit.

How do I change my cookie settings?

You can control which cookies your web browser allows via the browser’s preferences or via the cookie banner. You may prevent (block) all cookies or just some but some cookies are required for our website to work. Remember, cookies are browser and device specific so you will need to set your cookie preferences in all your browsers and on all your devices separately.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit