Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.  By continuing to use this website you agree that we may store and access cookies on your device.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that are stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following cookies on our website: 

Essential cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.

Analytical/performance cookies
They 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. 

Functionality cookies
These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Some of the cookies are placed by SMART or Chaordix in partnership with SMART(commonly be referred to as “first-party cookies”).  All first-party cookies on Catalystwill expire no later than 2 years after your session, although some first-party cookies may expire sooner (e.g., when you complete your session).

Catalyst may also incorporate content and services from other providers (e.g. Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Reddit, Twitter) who, in turn, may use cookies and active components. SMART has no influence on the processing of personal data by these providers. These third parties may place cookies (commonly be referred to as “third-party cookies”) on your computer when you click on their links, their social sharing plugins, or otherwise use their services on Catalyst, and SMART has no influence on the behavior or expiration of these cookies. Third-parties who place links on this site have their own privacy policies regarding their collection and use of your personally identifiable information. To understand the privacy practices of these third parties, including, without limitation, the expiration of any of the third-party cookies they may place, please review the privacy policies and/or cookie policies that are posted on these third party web sites.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.