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Cookie Policy

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The use of cookies is now standard for most websites.

2. Managing cookies on your device

We use cookies to personalise content and to provide you with an improved user experience. You can control and manage cookies using your browser (see below). Please note that removing or blocking cookies can impact your user experience and some functionality may no longer be available for you.

2.1 Using your browser to control cookies

Most browsers allow you to view, manage, delete and block cookies for a website. Be aware that if you delete all cookies then any preferences you have set will be lost, including the ability to opt-out from cookies, as this function itself requires placement of an opt-out cookie on your device. Guidance on how to control cookies for common browsers is provided in the links below.

3.    Cookie disclosure

The following section explains the types, categories and purpose of cookies on the website. You can block certain types of cookies.

3.1 Types of cookies

Session cookies
These cookies remain in your browser during your browser session only, i.e. until you leave the website.

Persistent cookies
These cookies remain in your browser for a set period of time after the browser session (unless you delete them).

First-party cookies
A first-party cookie is a cookie set on the user’s device by the domain name that appears in the browser address bar.

Third-party cookies
A third-party cookie is a cookie set on the user’s device by (and on) a domain name that is not the domain name that appears in the browser address bar. It might be set as part of a side resource load (image, JS, iframe, etc. from a different hostname) or an AJAX HTTP request to a third-party server.

3.2 Categories of cookies

Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off. They are usually only set in response to actions that amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences or filling in forms.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Performance Cookies
These cookies allow us to count visits for statistical purposes and analyse traffic sources so we can measure and improve our website and your online experience. They help us to see which pages are the most and least popular and how visitors move around the website.

All information these cookies collect is aggregated and, therefore, anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not be able to track site traffic and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Analytics cookies are categorised as performance cookies. To manage your analytics cookies, please refer to the “Managing analytics cookies” section below.

Customisation cookies
These cookies help us to analyse how effective our marketing campaigns are, and enhance your online experiences with PwC with customisation.

Advertising cookies
PwC may present ads to you on other sites to promote its services, collect statistics and conduct surveys. The cookies are used to make messages more relevant to you and your interests. They also perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously re-appearing. These advertisements are solely intended to make you aware of relevant PwC promotions that may be of interest to you. PwC does not sell your data to any third parties.

3.3 Managing analytics cookies

You can opt out of having your anonymised browsing history within our websites or applications recorded by analytics cookies. We use the following service providers. You can learn more about their privacy policies and how to opt out of their analytics cookies by clicking on the following links:

Adobe: http://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html

Provider

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

Strictly Necessary Cookies
PwC OptanonAlertBoxClosed This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust. It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user. The cookie has a one year lifespan and contains no personal information. First Party 12 months

PwC

OptanonConsent

This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the user’s browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor.

First Party

12 months

Akamai bm_sv Used by Akamai to optimise site performance and security. Third party Until the end of the session
Akamai abck This cookie is used to analyse traffic to determine if it is automated traffic generated by IT systems or a human user. Third party 12 months
Akamai ak_bmsc This cookie is used by Akamai to optimise site security by distinguishing between humans and bots. Third party

2 hours

Performance cookies
Adobe Analytics s_fid

This cookie name is associated with the analytics service provided by Adobe's Site Catalyst product suite. This cookie was introduced in 2013 as a 'fallback' visitor identifier where the s_vi cookie normally used for this purpose is blocked. It contains a randomly generated, unique id.

First and third party 5 years 
Adobe Analytics

s_cc

The Adobe Site Catalyst cookie determines whether cookies are enabled in the browser.

First and third party Until the end of the session
Adobe Analytics gpv This cookie is set by Adobe Analytics to store the quantity of pages the end user views when visiting websites. First and third party 30 minutes
Adobe Analytics s_ppv Adobe Site Catalyst cookie. First and third party Until the end of the session
Adobe Analytics s_sq Adobe Site Catalyst cookie stores information about the previous link clicked within the site. First and third party 2 years 
Adobe Analytics s_nr Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, stores date of visit and if visitor is new or returning. First and third party 2 years 
Adobe Analytics s_ppvl This cookie is set by Adobe Analytics to store information on the percentage of the page displayed to the end user. First and third party Until end of session
Akamai bm_mi, bm_sz Akamai is a security cookie. Third party 2 hours
Functionality Cookies
Adobe Target mbox

This cookie gives website operators the ability to test what online content and offers are more relevant to visitors.

First Party 2 weeks
Targeting Cookies
Adobe Analytics everest_g_v2, everest_session_v2 This cookie stores the visitor ID provided by our analytics provider whenever you first visit one of the websites. Third Party, persistent 2 years 
Adobe Analytics dextp Sets a unique ID to keep statistics on which YouTube videos the user has watched. Third party 180 days
Adobe - Audience Manager demdex This cookie helps Adobe Audience Manger perform basic functions such as visitor identification, ID synchronisation, segmentation, modelling, reporting, etc. Third Party 180 days
Adobe - Audience Manager dpm This cookie saves the information that a visitor ID was requested for syncing purposes. Third Party 180 days
Everest ev_sync_dd Everest uses cookies to map ad engagement events to conversion events and, potentially, to use that information to optimise ad bids Third Party When synchronisation is performed (yyyymmdd)
PwC AMCVS_xxxxxAdobeOrg This is a pattern type cookie name associated with Adobe Marketing Cloud. It stores a unique visitor identifier, and uses an organisation identifier. First Party Until the end of the session
YouTube YSC These cookies are used by YouTube as part of their embedded services on the websites (sharing, etc.). Third Party Until the end of the session
YouTube VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track the viewing of videos. Third Party, persistent 180 days

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Iveta Ivanyan

Data Protection Expert, PwC Armenia

Tel: +374 10512151

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