Cookies information

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.

 

Analytics and site statistics

We also use these technologies to gather tracking information and statistics regarding use of the Websites. For example, we collect information about page visits and navigation to determine what articles and topics are of greatest interest and if users are able to find content easily. Likewise, we collect information about which articles and videos are viewed and whether videos are viewed in their entirety to determine what content is of most interest to users. We also use tracking information to generate various reports regarding use of the Websites. These reports contain aggregated information about users; if you are a Registered User, tracking information may be tied to your Account and your information as an individual Registered User.

Information about the cookies used on our Websites can be found below. Individual PwC sites may use additional cookies or third-party analytics tools.  For more information about the cookies and third-party tools used on individual sites, please review the cookie information on the individual sites you visit.

 

Marketing activities

We may utilise online identification technologies from marketing partners, third party sites and social media platforms. These technologies help us measure the efficacy of our marketing and awareness campaigns and to understand how visitors navigate to the Websites from a PwC ad. We use these technologies to compile statistics about visitors who interact with the Websites and other PwC online content, to gauge the effectiveness of our ads, and to provide more pertinent information to our visitors.

 

Managing cookies on your device

We use cookies to personalise 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 of 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 the following links:

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

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

 

Use of cookies by PwC: The following table explains the way in which we use cookies on this website.

We utilise cookies, and other online identification technologies such as web beacons, or pixels to provide users with an improved user experience. By using this website or application you consent to the deployment of such identification technologies.

 

Types of cookie:

‘Session’ cookies remain in your browser during your browser session only, ie until you leave the website.

‘Persistent’ cookies remain in your browser after the session (unless deleted by you).

‘Performance’ cookies collect information about your use of the website, such as webpages visited and any error messages; they do not collect personally identifiable information, and the information collected is aggregated such that it is anonymous. Performance cookies are used to improve how a website works.

‘Functionality’ cookies allow the website to remember any choices you make about the website (such as changes to text size, customised pages) or enable services such as commenting on a blog.

Provider

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

Strictly Necessary Cookies

PwC

pwc-id

PwC Registration Cookie- This cookie contains the encrypted email ID of the user. It is used to identify the registered user account (if available) for each request.

First party, Persistent

1 day or 30 days (if “Remember me” is checked)

PwC

firsttime-login

PwC Registration Cookie- This cookie is used by PwC during the registration process to ensure that any necessary password updates are completed.

First party

Until password update is completed

PwC

pwc_overlay

PwC Registration Cookie- This cookie is used by PwC to make sure that the overlay (registration panel) opens once per browser session

First party

Until the end of the browser session

Load balancer

BIGipServerPOOL-69.20.11.37-Dispatch

This cookie is set by the servers hosting PwC sites to allow a visitor to receive site content from one out of multiple servers as the visitor browses the site. This improves performance and allows the visitor’s session to be maintained.

First party, Persistent

Until end of session

PwC

pwc_closed_topics

This cookies is used by PwC to help personalize the content a user sees based on topics they've identified they're interested in.

First party

Until the end of the browser session

PwC

pwc-cookie-accept

This cookie is used by PwC to understand whether or not a user has selected "I understand" in their cookie 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 Websites. 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 pwc.com

First party, Session

Until end of session

Adobe Analytics

_sdsat_traffic_source

Stores the site you came from before reaching pwc.com

First party, Session

Until end of session

Adobe Analytics

_sdsat_pages_viewed

Stores the quantity (number) of pages that you view during your visit.

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_session_count

Stores a session counter

First party, Persistent

2 years from set/update

Adobe Analytics

s_vi

This cookie stores the visitor ID provided by our analytics provider whenever you first visit one of the Websites.

Third Party Persistent

2 years from set/update

Adobe Analytics

gpv

This cookie stores the quantity of pages you view when visiting the Websites

First and third party

30 minutes from set/update

Adobe Analytics

s_nr

This cookie stores the date(s) when you visit the Websites, and whether or not you are a new or returning visitor.

First and third party

2 years from set/update

Adobe Analytics

s_ppv

Stores information on the percentage of the page displayed

First and third party

Until end of session

Adobe Analytics

s_fid

This cookie is a "fallback" visitor identifier where the s_vi cookie is for some reason blocked. It contains a randomly generated unique ID

First and third party

5 years from set/update

Adobe Analytics

s_ppvl

Stores information on the percentage of the page displayed to you

First and third party

Until end of session

Adobe Analytics

s_cc

This cookie allows Adobe Analytics to determine whether or not cookies are enabled in your browser.

First and third party

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 links that you clicked on the Websites.


First party

2 years from set/update

Google Analytics

__utma

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

First and third party

2 years

Google Analytics

__utmv

Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Third party, persistent

 

Google Analytics

__utmz

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how you reached the Websites. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Third party, persistent

 

YouTube

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

This cookie tracks viewing of Youtube videos on the website.

Third party, persistent

 

Advertising

Facebook datr This cookie identifies the browser connecting to Facebook. It is not directly tied to individual Facebook users. Facebook reports that it is used to help with security and suspicious login activity, especially around detection of bots trying to access the service.  Facebook also says the behavioural profile associated with each datr cookie is deleted after 10 days. This cookie is also read via Like and other Facebook buttons and tags placed on many different websites. Third party, Persitent  
Facebook _js_datr, _js_reg_ext_ref, _js_reg_fb_gate   Third party  
LinkedIn JSESSIONID General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written in JSP. Usually used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server.  Third party Until end of session
LinkedIn lidc This cookie is used for routing from Share buttons and ad tags Third party 1 day
LinkedIn bcookie This cookie is used by LinkedIn for indentifying the Browser ID. It is set from LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags.  Third party 1 year
LinkedIn bscookie This cookies is used by LinkedIn to recognize a secure Browser ID. Third party 1 year
LinkedIn visit   Third party  
Twitter auth_token   Third party  
Twitter lang This cookie is set by Twitter and is used to remember your language preference. PwC allows Twitter to set this cookie so that Twitter content on pwc.com is displayed in your preferred language. Third party  
Twitter twll   Third party  
Twitter secure_session   Third party  
Twitter guest_id   Third party  
Twitter remember_checked   Third party  
Twitter remember_checked_on   Third party  
YouTube SID This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time. Third party  
YouTube HSID Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time Third party  
YouTube APISID   Third party  
YouTube SSID   Third party  
YouTube PREF This cookie is used by Google to set a user's preferred language preference Third party  
YouTube NID Most Google users will have a preferences cookie called ‘NID’ in their browsers. A browser sends this cookie with requests to Google’s sites. The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on. Third party  
YouTube LOGIN_INFO   Third party  
YouTube SAPISID   Third party  
YouTube YSC   Third party  

Commonly used cookies on the Websites

The following cookies may be present on certain of the Websites, including but not limited to PwC.com/us and PwC.com/gx.

Provider

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

Performance cookies

Adobe Target

mbox

This cookie gives website operators the ability to test which online content and offers are more relevant to visitors. Click here for more information.

First party

2 weeks

Crazy Egg

_ceir

This cookie is set by CrazyEgg and records whether you have visited the Website.

First party, Persistent

5 years

Crazy Egg

_ceg.s

This cookie is set by CrazyEgg and records anonymous usage activity on the site to help define heat maps and common user patterns to improve functionality and content development in the future.

First and third party

3 months

Crazy Egg

_ceg.u

This cookie is set by CrazyEgg, in tandem with the anonymous usage patterns cookie, to understand repeat visitor patterns on the Websites.

First and third party

3 months

Google Analytics

_gat

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to Google documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.

First party, Session

1 minute

Google Analytics

_gid

This cookie stores a unique user session identifier.

First & Third party, Session

24 hours

Google Analytics

_ga

This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to the Websites. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits pwc.com, a new _ga cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to understand whether a visitor is a single time visitor or a repeat visitor to the Websites 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.

First & Third party, Persistent

2 years

Google Analytics

__utmb

This cookie is used to determine new sessions/visits.

First party

30 mins from set/update

Customisation cookies

Eloqua

ELOQUA

This cookie is set by Eloqua and is used by certain of the Websites, including www.pwc.com/US, to understand what content key contacts have viewed and what content interests those individuals. It is set when you first visit the site and updated on subsequent visits.

Third party, Persistent

2 years from set/update

Eloqua

ELQSTATUS

This cookie is set by Eloqua and is used by certain of the Websites, including www.pwc.com/US, to understand what content key contacts have viewed and what content interests those individuals. It is set when you are first visit the relevant Website and updated on subsequent visits.

Third party, Persistent

2 years from set/update

Advertising cookies

Google

uid

This is a Google UserID cookie used to help track users across various portions of the Websites.

Third party, Persistent

 

LinkedIn

BizoID

LinkedIn Ad analytics

Third party

6 months

LinkedIn

UserMatchHistory

This cookie is used by LinkedIn for advertisement analytics

Third party

6 months

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

Provider

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

Category

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

Performance

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

Performance

CEO Survey

pwcceoto2014

Stores the visitor's preference to close the section explaining that they are viewing archived CEO Survey content.

First Party Persistent

60 days

Strictly necessary

CEO Survey

pwcgeo

Stores the visitor’s geographical location preference in order to tailor content to them from the CEO Survey microsite.

First Party Persistent

60 days

Strictly necessary

CEO Survey

pwcint

Stores the visitor’s industry sector preference in order to tailor content to them from the CEO Survey microsite.

First Party Persistent

60 days

Strictly necessary

For any additional information please visit PwC Global Cookie Policy: https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/site-information/cookies-policy.html

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