Cookies information

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. If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, you can manage and control them through your browser, including removing cookies by deleting them from your ‘browser history’ (cache) when you leave the site.

Managing cookies on your device

We use cookies to personalize content and to provide you with an improved user experience. By using this website or application you consent to the deployment of cookies. 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.

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 linked below.

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

MacOS Safari

Microsoft Internet Explorer

For information on additional browsers and device types please see http://www.aboutcookies.org/ or http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq/.

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 and you can learn more about their privacy policies and how to opt-out of their analytics cookies by clicking on following links:

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

Google Analytics: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Cookie disclosure

The following section explains the types, categories, and purpose of cookies on the Websites. By using these Websites you consent to the deployment of cookies for the stated purpose.

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 deleted by you).

Categories of cookies:

Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are fundamental to website functionality and cannot be switched off without blocking features on the site. They are usually set in response to your actions on the site, such as filling in forms, setting preferences, or logging in.

Performance Cookies: These cookies allow us to gather analytics to improve the performance and functionality of our site. These analytics can include measurements on the popularity of a page, common patterns of how people browse around the site, and how frequently a certain feature is used.  We usually aggregate the data for review but in some cases we may collect information on content you have viewed in order to understand what interests you most.

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

Advertising cookies:  PwC may present ads to you on sites that are not owned or operated by PwC to promote PwC services, articles or events. The cookies are used to make advertising 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. PwC does not sell your data to any third parties. Please see our privacy policy for more details.

Provider Name Purpose Type Duration
Strictly necessary cookies  
PwC

pwc-cookie-accept

This cookie stores a value “true” when a user clicks on “I understand” on the cookie notification banner.

First party

Until the end of the browser session
PwC

pwc_int_usr

This cookie is used by PwC to distinguish internal users from external visitors to the site. It is set when a person is accessing the website from within the PwC network (VPN or office).

First party

3 months
Performance cookies      
Adobe Analytics _sdsat_landing_page Stores the first page you hit when visiting the site. First Party, Session Until end of session
Adobe Analytics _sdsat_lt_pages_viewed Stores the total number of pages viewed. First Party, Persistent 2 years from set/update
Adobe Analytics _sdsat_pages_viewed Stores the quantity of pages that are viewed by a user during their visit. First Party, Session Until end of session
Adobe Analytics _sdsat_session_count Stores a session counter. First Party, Persistent 2 years from set/update
Adobe Analytics _sdsat_traffic_source Stores the site you came from before reaching pwc.com. First Party, Session Until end of session
Adobe Analytics gpv This cookie stored the quantity of pages viewed by a user visiting the site. First Party, Persistent 30 minutes from set/update
Adobe Analytics s_cc This is a cookie which allows Adobe Analytics to determine whether or not cookies are enabled in your browser. First Party, Session Until end of session
Adobe Analytics s_fid This cookie is a "fallback" visitor identifier where the s_vi cookie normally used for this purpose is blocked. It contains a randomly generated, unique id. First & Third Party 5 years from set/update
Adobe Analytics s_nr This cookie stores the date of a user’s visit to the site, and whether or not the visitor is new, or returning. First & Third Party, Persistent 2 years from set/update
Adobe Analytics s_ppv Stores information on the percentage of the page displayed. First & Third Party Until end of session
Adobe Analytics s_ppvl Stores information on the percentage of the page displayed. First & Third Party Session Until end of session
Adobe Analytics s_sq This cookie is set and read by the JavaScript code when the ClickMap functionality and the Activity Map functionality are enabled; it contains information about the previous link that was clicked on by the user.  First Party Session 2 years from set/update
Adobe Analytics s_vi This cookie stores the visitor ID provided by our analytics provider whenever a user first visits the site. Third Party, Persistent 2 years from set/update
Customisation cookies      
Vuture

https://pwc.vuture.net_VxSessionId

This cookie is set by Vuture and is used by PwC to track an individual visitor’s website journey. Third Party Until end of session
Vuture

IntEmailHistoryId

This cookie is set by Vuture and is used by PwC to connect an individual visitor’s website journey with their email marketing journey. Third Party 1 year from set/update
ASPSESSIONID????? ASP.net This cookie uniquely identifies your visit. Third Party Until end of session

Retired Cookies:

No longer in use, but may be present for returning visitors. These cookies can be deleted.

 

Provider

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

Webtrends

PWC_WOD

Visitor Identification sessions set by the tag server. Visitor ID based on IP address. The cookie records site id, time of last access, time of start of visit and account ID.

First Party Persistent

10 years

Webtrends

ACOOKIE

Visitor Identification set by Java Script. The cookie records Visitor id, time of last access and time of start of visit.

Third Party Persistent               

2 years

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