Cookie Policy

Effective Date: August 17, 2018

Bridgewater Associates, LP (“Bridgewater”) respects your privacy. This Bridgewater Alumni Site Cookie Notice (the “Cookie Notice”) sets out what you need to know about the cookies and other technologies (collectively “cookies”) that we use on this Bridgewater alumni website (“Alumni Site” or “Site’) and why we use them. You should also read our Alumni Site Privacy Notice to learn what we do with the personal information we gather from the Alumni Site. Conenza, Inc. is a third party administering this site on behalf of Bridgewater.

Any changes to this Cookie Notice will be posted here, where applicable.

What Are Cookies?

Our Alumni Site uses cookies to function effectively. A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. Certain pages on this Alumni Site may also contain “web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These are computer instructions that link web pages to particular web servers and their cookies.  

How Do We Use Cookies? 

We use cookies to enable the services on our Alumni Site; facilitate the use of the Site; customize and enhance your visits to the Site; collect statistics about your visits to the Alumni Site and understand how our visitors browse the Site; and serve personalized content to our visitors. We also use cookies to help diagnose technical and service problems, identify trusted web traffic and potential security risks, and administer the Site. 

If you do not accept the use of these cookies, please disable them before proceeding to use the Alumni Site.

What Types Of Cookies Does The Alumni Site Use?

  1. Strictly Necessary Cookies 

These cookies are essential to allow you to move around the Alumni Site safely and use all its features. Bridgewater uses these cookies to enable the services on our Alumni Site that you have specifically requested. Strictly necessary cookies help us understand information, such as your session ID and other server authentication information. 

Generally, these cookies will only stay on your browser for the length of your browsing session and once you close your browser, the cookies will be deleted. This category of cookies should not be disabled. If you use your browser settings to block these strictly necessary cookies, we cannot guarantee your security or predict how our Alumni Site will perform during your visit. 

2. Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow us to offer you a customized browsing experience. They capture information such as the pages you have browsed so that we can provide you with a better experience. Functionality cookies allow us to remember visitor choices and preferences (such as font size) and to automatically set user selections and provide functions that a visitor requests.

Functionality cookies used by the Site include Conenza, Inc. tracking cookies to authenticate the user by log-in details and remember language selection, and social login cookies to remember when someone has previously used social log-in.

3. Analytics Cookies 

We use first-party and third-party analytics cookies to analyze how users use the Alumni Site and to improve our Site. These cookies collect statistical information about how visitors use the Alumni Site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, how long they stay on a page, whether the page is displayed correctly or if visitors get error messages from web pages of the Site. This information may include your IP address, type of device, operating system, referring URLs, country information, date and time of page visits, pages visited and your Internet Service Provider.

Some of these cookies may remain on your computer or other Internet-connected device for a certain period of time after you end your browsing session, unless you delete them. 

We use Google Analytics, which registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how visitors use the Sites. If you want to opt out of our use of Google Analytics please click here.

How To Manage Cookies

You can manage cookies through your web browser settings. If you decide to change your settings and disable cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the features on our Alumni Site. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. Disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser, as you will need to do this yourself from within your browser. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

The following external links will explain how to manage cookies for the most common browsers:

Cookie Settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie Settings in Microsoft Edge
Cookie Settings in Google Chrome
Cookie Settings in Firefox
Cookie Settings in Safari

For more information on how to set your cookie preferences using your web browser, please see www.allaboutcookies.org. In addition to the browser-based controls, you can manage third party cookies by visiting optout.aboutads.info and youronlinechoices.eu/.

How To Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Cookie Notice or about our Alumni Site Privacy Notice, please contact us by email at Alumni@bwater.com.