When you visit the Bridgewaters website, we would like to place cookies on your computer to help us make our website better and help you navigate its pages.

We collect standard Internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various pages of our website.

These are known as Functional and Performance cookies and are not linked to personally identifiable information.

In addition, we do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise your device, preferences and can be used to improve your online experience.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

Cookie Name Purpose Expires
Google Analytics cookies _utma Used to distinguish users and sessions 2 years from set/update
_utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits 30 minutes from set/update
You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies here _utmc Used to determine whether you are in a new session/visit End of browser session
_utmt Used to throttle request rate 10 minutes
_utmz Stores the traffic source that explains how you reached our website 6 months from set/update

Cookies set by other websites through this site

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If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You will see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Linking by us

We are not responsible for the content or reliability of any website that we may link to. If we link to another website, that linking should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will always work. If you do experience a failed link, please report it to us here.