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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

Types of cookies

  • ‘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, customized 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

Adobe Analytics

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

AMCV_###@AdobeOrg

This cookie is used to identify a unique visitor. It is set using JavaScript to store a unique visitor ID in an AMCV_###@AdobeOrg cookie on the domain of the current website, where ### represents a random string of characters.

First Party Persistent

2 years from set/update

s_vi

This cookie stores the visitor ID provided by our analytics provider whenever a user first visits the site.

Third Party Persistent

5 years from set/update

s_cc

This cookie determines whether cookies are enabled in your browser.

First Party Session

Until end of session

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 Party Persistent

2 years from set/update

s_nr

This cookie stores the date of visit and if visitor is new or returning.

First Party Persistent

2 years from set/update

s_sq

This stores information about the previous link clicked within the site.

First Party Session

2 years from set/update

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Adobe Target

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

mbox

Gives website operators the ability to test which online content and offers are more relevant to visitors.

First party, persistent

Two weeks

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Demandbase

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

dmdbase_cdc

This cookie is used to pass only the company name and firmographic attributes of a site visitor into analytics based on the source IP address. It is set using JavaScript.

First Party Session

Until end of session

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Google Analytics

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

_ga

This cookie is set to allow PwC to track individual visitors and their use of the site. It is set when you first visit the site and updated on subsequent visits. PwC does not use Google Analytics to collect personal information, other than IP address, from our visitors.

First Party Persistent

2 years from set/update

_gat

This cookie is set to allow PwC to track individual visitors and their use of the site. It is set when you first visit the site and updated on subsequent visits. PwC does not use Google Analytics to collect personal information, other than IP address, from our visitors.

First Party Persistent

2 years from set/update

__utma

This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits pwc.com, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to pwc.com 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 Party Persistent

2 years from set/update

__utmb

This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with pwc.com. When a user views a page on pwc.com, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on pwc.com; this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on pwc.com for longer than 30 minutes.

First Party Persistent

First Party Persistent

__utmc

Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility purposes with sites still using the urchin.js tracking code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser. However, if you are debugging your site tracking and you use the ga.js tracking code, you should not interpret the existence of this cookie in relation to a new or expired session.

First Party Persistent

Not set

__utmv

This cookie is not normally present in a default configuration of the tracking code. The __utmv cookie passes the information provided via the _setVar() method, which you use to create a custom user segment. This string is then passed to the Analytics servers in the GIF request URL via the utmccparameter. This cookie is only written if you have added the _setVar() method for the tracking code on your website page.

First Party Persistent

2 years from set/update

__utmz

This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach pwc.com, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within pwc.com. The cookie is updated with each page view to pwc.com

First Party Persistent

6 months from set/update

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LinkedIn

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

bcookie

Browser ID cookie

Third Party Session

14 months

BizoCustomSegments

LinkedIn Ad analytics

Third Party Session

24 weeks

BizoData

LinkedIn Ad analytics

Third Party Session

20 weeks

BizoID

LinkedIn Ad analytics

Third Party Session

20 weeks

BizoUserMatchHistory

LinkedIn Ad analytics

Third Party Session

20 weeks

bscookie

Secure browser ID cookie

Third Party Session

14 months

lang

Remembers the user's selected language version of a website

Third Party Session

Session

lidc

Used for routing

Third Party Session

1 day

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Load Balancing

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

BIGipServeraem-prod.pwc.com

This cookie is set by the servers hosting pwc.com to allow a visitor to receive site content from one server as the visitors browses the site. This improves performance and allows the visitor’s session to be maintained.

First Party Session

Until end of session

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Oracle Eloqua

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

ELOQUA

This cookie is set by Eloqua and is used by PwC to track individual visitors and their use of the site. It is set when you first visit the site and updated on subsequent visits.

Third Party Persistent

2 years from set/update

ELQSTATUS

This cookie is set by Eloqua and is used by PwC to track individual visitors and their use of the site. It is set when you first visit the site and updated on subsequent visits.

Third Party Persistent

2 years from set/update

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PwC Poll

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

PwCPollLogId

Stores the ID # of a poll taken by the visitor used to tailor content of a dynamic poll and display the visitor's results

First Party Persistent

1 year from set/update

PwCPollResponse-000

Stores the ID of a visitor's choice on a poll question.  The "000" in the name of the cookie will be the question ID # and the value of the cookie is set to their response to a question.  The Number of cookies set will be based on how many questions they respond to.

First Party Persistent

1 year from set/update

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Twitter

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

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 Session

Until end of session

_twitter_sess

Twitter set a series of cookies on any page that includes a Twitter feed. For more information please check: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514

Third Party Session

Session

auth_token

Twitter set a series of cookies on any page that includes a Twitter feed. For more information please check: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514

Third Party Session

9 years

dnt

Do not track from twitter

Third Party Session

10 years

guest_id

Twitter set a series of cookies on any page that includes a Twitter feed. For more information please check: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514

Third Party Session

16 weeks

kdt

Twitter set a series of cookies on any page that includes a Twitter feed. For more information please check: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514

Third Party Session

42 weeks

muc

Twitter set a series of cookies on any page that includes a Twitter feed. For more information please check: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514

Third Party Session

1 year 10 months

personalization_id

Twitter set a series of cookies on any page that includes a Twitter feed. For more information please check: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514

Third Party Session

1 year 7 months

remember_checked_on

Twitter set a series of cookies on any page that includes a Twitter feed. For more information please check: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514

Third Party Session

9 years

tfw_exp

Twitter set a series of cookies on any page that includes a Twitter feed. For more information please check: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514

Third Party Session

2 weeks

twid

Twitter set a series of cookies on any page that includes a Twitter feed. For more information please check: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514

Third Party Session

9 years

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YouTube

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

This cookie is set by YouTube and allows YouTube to gather information about a visitor’s browser. PwC allows YouTube to set this cookie so that YouTube videos can be displayed on this site.

Third Party Persistent

8 months from set/update

YSC

This cookie is set by YouTube and allows YouTube to gather information about a visitor’s browser. PwC allows YouTube to set this cookie so that YouTube videos can be displayed on this site.

Third Party Session

Until end of session

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