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.


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 or

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:


Google Analytics:

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.

Use of cookies by PwC

The following table explains the way in which we use cookies on this website.

By using this website, you agree that we can place these cookies on your computer/device for the stated purposes






Strictly Necessary Cookies


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,
1 year


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 users 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 1 year
JavaServer Pages
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



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 gpv This cookie stores the quantity of pages viewed by a user visiting the site First & third party 30 minutes 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 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_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 & third party 5 years from set/update
Adobe Analytics s_ppvl Stores information on the percentage of the page displayed First & third party Until end of session
Adobe Analytics s_cc This is a cookie which allows Adobe Analytics to determins whether or not cookies are enabled in the browser.  First & third party Until end of session

Adobe Target


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

Google Analytics


This cookie 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


This cookie stores a unique user session identifier.

First & Third party, Session

24 hours

Google Analytics


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, 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,

2 years

Advertising cookies
Facebook _fbp Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers Third Party,
90 days
Facebook fr Used by Facebook for like tracking - Third Party,
90 days
Adobe - Audience Manager demdex This cookie helps Adobe Audience Manger perform basic functions such as visitor identification, ID synchronization, segmentation, modeling, reporting, etc.    
Adobe - Audience Manager dpm data management platform uses this cookie to record information around synchronisation of IDs. Third party  
Eloqua ELQSTATUS Eloqua Business Marketing platform - this cookie is used to recognise unique visitors to website pages and to track the pages they visit. Third party, Persistent

2 years from set/update


Eloqua SAMESITESET      
Eloqua Business Marketing platform - this cookie collects and transfers contact info from webforms to internal databases.
Third party, Persistent

2 years from set/update


Adobe Analytics s_vi, 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 from set/update


YouTube VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie tracks viewing of Youtube videos on the Website. Third party, persistent  
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 YSC These cookies are used by Youtube as part of their embedded services on the Websites (sharing etc.). More information about Youtube’s use of cookies can be found in their cookie policy. Third party  
Google GPS This is a Google UserID cookie used to help track users across various portions of the Websites. Third party, Persistent  
Google ide This is a Google UserID cookie used to help track users across various portions of the Websites to assist PwC in understanding how individuals use our websites, what content they view, and to help PwC improve website performance. Third party Two years
Google test_cookie This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website. Third party Two years
Twitter The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies. Third party  
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