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We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it's easier to return to Bridge Et Al. or interact with our services without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by Bridge Et Al. when you return to one of our sites or a partner site that uses our services (for example, our sharing or job application buttons). Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).
Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit Bridge Et Al., remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that's in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with Bridge Et Al. faster and more secure. Additionally, cookies allow us to bring you advertising both on and off the Bridge Et Al. sites, and bring customized features to you through Bridge Et Al. plugins such as our "Share" button.
DNT is a concept that has been promoted by regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites by using browser settings. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been working with industry groups, Internet browsers, technology companies, and regulators to develop a DNT technology standard. While some progress has been made, it has been slow. No standard has been adopted to this date. As such, Bridge Et Al. does not generally respond to "do not track" signals.
We do not provide any personal information that we collect to advertisers unless you have given us permission to do so. You can opt-out of interest-based advertising from our customers, as well as our customers' advertising on Bridge Et Al. based on data collected through third party sites, by adjusting your settings. Please note that opting out will not remove advertising from the pages you visit; it will mean that the ads you see may not be matched to your interests. If you are not a Bridge Et Al. member, learn more about cookies and how to opt out.
Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit -
wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org or www.aboutcookies.org.