We want you to feel comfortable both using our site and with the privacy of your personal and confidential information.
What is covered?
What is not covered?
What information is collected?
Bridge House collects personal information when you use certain Bridge House products or services, when you visit Bridge House pages, when you use forms on the site, and when you enter promotions. Bridge House may also receive personal information from our business partners. Bridge House also automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, Bridge House cookie information and the page you requested.
How is the information used?
Bridge House uses information for the following purposes: to improve the Bridge House site for mutual benefit, to fulfill your requests for products and services, and to contact you about new products and services.
How is the collected information shared or disclosed?
Bridge House will not sell or rent your personal information to anyone. However Bridge House may send your personal information to other companies or people when we have your consent to share the information or we need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested.
A uniquely generated ID that corresponds to the session_id in the site admin database. Used when cookie and session are set as the session type. Used only for logged in members.
Every time the page is reloaded, the last activity is set to the current datetime. Used to determine expiry. This is essential for logged in users, but not for guests – it is set for both.
Tracks the last 5 pages viewed by the user, and is used primarily for redirection after logging in etc. Affects guests and logged in users.
Sets the datetime that the user last visited the site, and is set for both guests and logged in users. If not set, is automatically set to 10 years ago. Affects guests and logged in users.
Google Analytics Cookies:
This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.
This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site. When a user views a page on your site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on your site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on your site for longer than 30 minutes.
This cookie is no longer used by the ga.js tracking code to determine session status. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility purposes with sites still using the urchin.js tracking code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser. However, if you are debugging your site tracking and you use the ga.js tracking code, you should not interpret the existence of this cookie in relation to a new or expired session.
This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within your own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site.
Can I turn cookies off?
If you do not want any cookies to be stored on your PC, web browsers such as Google Chrome and Internet Explorer provide the option to disable them. Please bear in mind that some websites you visit in future including the Bridge House site may not function correctly if you choose to disable cookies.
What if we amend our policy?
Questions or suggestions?
If you have questions or suggestions we would like to hear from you.
By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of information by Bridge House as specified above. We hope you enjoy it.