Cookies are fragments or files of information that a website installs on the PC hard drive or mobile device of the User, via the internet browser, which retains information related to the connection created between the User’s PC or mobile device and the corresponding server.
BRIDGEWHAT may place cookies in the files of the internet browser on the computer or mobile device when the User visits or browses the BRIDGEWHAT website.
The cookies allow BRIDGEWHAT systems to recognise the User and personalize the information on the respective websites, activating various functionalities that provide faster and more efficient navigation and eliminate the need to repeatedly enter the same information, in view of the interests of the User.
There are several types of cookies:
• Session Cookies, which are temporary cookies stored in the computer’s cookie file until the User closes the browser (at which point they are automatically deleted) and Persistent Cookies, which are stored in the computer’s cookies file for a certain period of time after the User closes the browser.
• Essential Cookies that allow you to browse the website and access its features, such as, for example, entering secure areas or accessing personalized content, and Technical Cookies, that allow you to count the number of visits to the BRIDGEWHAT website, and understand the use patterns of its Users. Counting and tracking are done completely anonymously, and no movement or activity can be related to a particular User. The technical cookies allow the performance of the BRIDGEWHAT website to be improved.
The BRIDGEWHAT website uses Technical Cookies.
The BRIDGEWHAT website also uses Google Analytics to anonymously compile information about user activity on the network within the respective website, such as, for example, which searches are performed on the BRIDGEWHAT website or what is the number of visits to the website. BRIDGEWHAT uses this software to generate reports of Users’ interactions with the website and thus improve the website. For more information about the technical information of the User that is collected through Google Analytics, we advise you to carefully read its terms and conditions at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.
The cookies stored on the User’s PC or mobile device do not access, process or archive any of the User’s personally identifiable information, nor do they access, process or archive any file on the hard drive of the computer or mobile device and, unless the User has logged on to a website with authentication. Likewise, cookies also do not identify or authenticate the User.
The information transmitted by cookies is not used to personally identify the User and the data collected on the User’s browsing behaviour on the BRIDGEWHAT website are stored in an entirely secure manner. Cookies are only used for the purposes mentioned herein. Cookies do not represent any threat to the security of the User’s computer or mobile device.
BRIDGEWHAT does not authorise the use of third party cookies, nor does it use third party services on its website which send cookies to Users.
Users can block or reject the cookies by activating the browser setting that allows them to refuse the installation of all or some cookies. Users may also change the settings of the internet browser to notify them when a cookie is about to be placed on their PC or mobile device. Typically, these settings are activated by clicking on the browser’s Help menu. However, the rejection of cookies when visiting the BRIDGEWHAT website may compromise the efficient functionality of certain areas of the website. For example, by rejecting cookies from the website, the user may not be able to access a preferred area, view a standard homepage or a pre-filled form, or easily access their recently visited links or pages.
For more information about cookies, including how to find cookies installed on your PC or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, the User may access the website www.allaboutcookies.org. To prevent Google analytics from tracking their activity throughout the network, the user must access http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.