Cookies information

We've designed this information page to provide our site visitors with accessible, transparent information about the cookies we use. 

This information is relevant for visitors to www.pwc.co.uk and the areas of our site which provide you with access to our blogs, careers information and marketing content. As you move around our site you may see more than one Cookie ‘pop up’ appearing - this is to ensure we keep you fully informed about the cookies used in the particular area of the site you are visiting. 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. They are used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide statistical information to site owners. Some cookies also enable the display of relevant advertising when you move from site to site.   

Our Cookies Your Choice

We use three types of cookies on our site: 

Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for our site to operate. They don’t access or store any personal data. Our website cannot function without these cookies so they are always set on. 

You can manage and control cookies through your browser (a good search term is ‘managing cookies’). Your choices will include removing cookies by deleting them from your ‘browser history’ when you leave our site. If you do switch cookies off for our site it may not work as well as you would expect it to. 

Analytics Cookies

These cookies allow us to measure and report on website activity such as which pages are visited most frequently and how visitors move around the site. The information collected does not directly identify any visitors individually. We drop these cookies and use Adobe to help us analyse the data. 

We’ve set these cookies on but you can turn them off at any time via the cookie settings button below.

Marketing Cookies

These cookies help us provide personalised and relevant services or advertising to our site visitors, and to assess the effectiveness of our digital marketing activities.We also use these cookies to enable third party ‘plug-ins’ like social media sharing and like buttons. They also ensure that video content can be played. 

 

The tables below provide details about the actual cookies we use of each type. We’ve included information on the duration of each cookie, its purpose and if its use involves the transfer of information to any of our third party business partners.

These partners include: 

  • Adobe

  • Google 

  • LinkedIn

  • OneTrust

  • SmashFly

  • Salesforce  

  • Twitter

  • TypePad

We are in discussion with our third party partners about the duration of some of the cookies i.e. where we think the duration could be reduced.  

 

Section A: Strictly necessary cookies

Cookie name First or third party? Cookie duration  Cookie description Information shared with
OptanonConsent First 1 year This cookie stores information about the cookies on our site and records the cookie choices that the user has made. The cookie contains no information that can identify the site visitor. PwC and One Trust
OptanonAlertBoxClosed First 1 year  This cookie records that information about cookies we use has been displayed. This enables us to ensure that returning visitors are not presented with the same information again. The cookie contains no information that can identify the site visitor. PwC and One Trust
_cfduid Third 1 month This cookie is set to differentiate visitors to our site who have the same IP address. This way cookie choices can be applied on a per visitor basis.  PwC and One Trust
pwc_int_usr First 3 months This cookie is used to distinguish internal PwC users from external website visitors. It is set when a member of staff accesses the website from within the PwC network (VPN or office) to determine what content that person can see.  PwC
BIGipServerPOOL-69.20.11.37-Dispatch First Until end of session This cookie is set by the servers hosting PwC sites to allow a visitor to receive site content from one of multiple servers as the visitor browses the site. This improves performance and allows the visitor’s session to be maintained. PwC
ASP.NET_SessionId  First Session This cookie is set so we can track the state of the web pages the site visitor is viewing. This helps us track and improve website availability.  PwC and Smashfly
s_fid First 2 years This cookie is used when visitors do not accept analytics cookies so the site is able to recognise the visitor as they navigate around the site and so the site can function during that visit. PwC and Adobe
SFIdentity0001BigIP First 10 years  This cookie is set on our recruitment pages to help us better route website traffic so that it goes to the correct set of servers. This allows us to enhance information caching and system performance. This cookie has a lifespan of 10 years to ensure that website traffic routing is consistent.  PwC and Smashfly
ARRAffinity First 10 years  This cookie is set on our recruitment pages to help us better route website traffic so that it goes to the correct set of servers. This allows us to enhance information caching and system performance. This cookie has a lifespan of 10 years to ensure that website traffic routing is consistent.  PwC and Smashfly
TS{numeric}  First Session This cookie helps us ensure that visitors to the recruitment part of our website are real people and not bots. This allows us to maintain website performance and eliminate harmful attacks.  PwC and Smashfly
ADRUM_BT1 First 1 min These are cookies that are used for the technical monitoring of the Marketing Cloud part of our website to ensure they are working as required for visitors.  PwC and Salesforce 
ADRUM_BTa First 1 min These are cookies that are used for the technical monitoring of the Marketing Cloud part of our website to ensure they are working as required for visitors.  PwC and Salesforce 
ADRUM_BTs First 1 min These are cookies that are used for the technical monitoring of the Marketing Cloud part of our website to ensure they are working as required for visitors. PwC and Salesforce 
track2_{numeric} First 1 month This is our talent tracking cookie - this is the cookie that lets us know which job(s) a candidate has initiated an application on, and if they have completed the application, allowing SmashFly client's to engage candidates with timely and relevant information. This cookie also allows us to bypass the job apply talent network form when someone applies to multiple positions, yet still track that they are associated with said job(s). PwC and SmashFly
check First Session This is a platform cookie, used to confirm successful loading of a page. No information is stored. PwC
_cfduid Third 30 days This cookie is used by our blog platform as part of functionality to maintain it's security and performance. It is dropped on blogs and website pages that include a feed of blog posts. PwC and typepad

Section B: Analytics cookies

All of our analytic cookies are provided by Adobe. They contain no information that can identify an individual.

Cookie name First or third party? Cookie duration Cookie description Information shared with
gpv First 30 minutes from set/update This cookie records the number of pages that each visitor views when visiting PwC sites.  PwC and Adobe 
s_ppv First Browser session This cookie records how far visitors scroll down the page and how much of the page was displayed. PwC and Adobe
s_ppvl First Browser session This cookie records how far visitors scroll down the page and how much of the page was displayed. PwC and Adobe
s_cc First Browser session This cookie records whether cookies are enabled in your browser.  PwC and Adobe
sat_track First Browser session This cookie anonymously identifies new visitors, analyses visitor clicks and tracks visitor’s historical activity on the website.  PwC and Adobe
s_sq First 2 years This cookie enables us to identify previous links you clicked on on our websites.  PwC and Adobe
s_nr First 1 year This cookie records the date(s) you visit the Websites, and whether or not you are a new or returning visitor. PwC and Adobe
s_vi Third 2 years This cookie identifies visitors as a unique visitor to our site.  PwC and Adobe
s_campaign 30 days This cookie stores the number of visits from a visitor to the site so we can understand how often visitors return to the site. PwC and Adobe

Section C: Marketing cookies

Cookie name First or third party? Cookie duration Cookie description Information shared with
JSESSIONID Third Browser Session This is a general purpose platform session cookie which is set by LinkedIn. PwC and LinkedIn
mbox First 2 weeks This cookie enables us to test what content is of most interest to visitors to the website.  PwC and Adobe 
mboxPC Third 1 year + 1 day This cookie helps us assess which menus, links, content and banners work best.  PwC and Adobe
mboxSession Third 30 minutes This cookie creates a unique ID every time a visitor starts a new session as a user.  PwC and Adobe
demdex Third 6 months This cookie assigns every visitor a unique ID when you visit our site to help optimise a visitor’s user experience.  PwC andAdobe 
dpm Third 6 months This cookie assigns you a unique ID when a visitor visits our site. This enables us to optimise a visitor’s user experience.  PwC and Adobe
everest_g_v2 Third 2 years This cookie synchronizes a visitors unique ID whenever they visit our site. This enables us to optimise a visitor’s user experience.   PwC and Adobe
everest_session_v2 Third Browser session This cookie synchronizes a visitors unique ID whenever they visit our site. This enables us to optimise a visitor’s user experience.  PwC and Adobe
AMCV* Third 2 years This cookie records a visitors unique ID as well as our organisation's ID, enabling us to understand how visitors navigate across our site's domains and service offerings.   PwC and Adobe
AMCVS* Third Browser session This cookie is set to record a visitor’s unique ID as well as our organisation's ID,enabling us to track when a visitor's session begins and ends.  PwC and Adobe
twll Third 4 years This cookie is set by Twitter  as part of Twitter's embedded services within our sites, e.g. Twitter's like or sharing features.  PwC and Twitter
secure_session Third 14 years This cookie is set by Twitter as part of Twitter's embedded services within our sites, e.g. Twitter's like or sharing features.  PwC and Twitter
guest_id Third Two years This cookie is  set by Twitter when a visitor clicks to share PwC website content on Twitter. PwC and Twitter
personalization_id Third Two years This cookie is set by Twitter to measure the performance of advertising campaigns through Twitter, across different browsers and devices used by a visitor.  PwC and Twitter
remember_checked Third 4 years This cookie is set by Twitter as part of Twitter's embedded services within our sites, e.g. Twitter's like or sharing features.  PwC and Twitter
remember_checked_on Third 4 years This cookie is set by Twitter as part of Twitter's embedded services within our sites, e.g. Twitter's like or sharing features.  PwC and Twitter
BizoID,__utma,__utmv Third 1 year This cookie allows us to deliver tailored adverts and content about PwC visitors who subsequently visit LinkedIn. It also enables us to understand how many people visit LinkedIn from our website.  PwC and LinkedIn
IDE,id Third 1 year This cookie is set by Google and is activated when a visitor plays a video that is embedded on our website from Youtube.  PwC and Google 
lidc Third 1 day This cookie allows visitors to ‘share’ content from our site to LinkedIn.  PwC and LinkedIn
bscookie Third 2 years This cookie recognises a secure Browser ID. PwC and LinkedIn
bcookie Third 2 years This cookie is linked to the LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags on our site, and is set by LinkedIn to identify whether visitors have a secure browser ID. PwC and LinkedIn
UserMatchHistory Third 6 months This cookie is set by LinkedIn to record advertisement analytics.  PwC and LinkedIn
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Third 6 months This cookie is set by Youtube to understand how Youtube videos are viewed on our site.  PwC and YouTube
PREF Third 4 years This cookie is set by Youtube to set our visitors’ preferred language preferences.  PwC and YouTube
NID Third 6 months This cookie is set by Youtube to record visitor preferences, including  preferred language, number of search results per page, etc.  PwC and YouTube
GPS Third 19 minutes This cookie is set by Youtube as part of embedded Youtube services on our websites.  PwC and YouTube
YSC Third Session This cookie is set by Youtube as part of embedded Youtube services on our websites.  PwC and YouTube
_fbp Third 3 months This cookie is set by Facebook as part of their embedded services on our websites (likes, sharing etc.).  PwC and Facebook
fr Third 3 months This cookie is set by Facebook as part of their embedded services on our websites.  PwC and Facebook
NID Third 6 months This cookie is set by Google and is used when the visitor accesses a blog on PwC blogs. PwC and Google
CometBiscuit Third 10 years This cookie is used on PwC blogs and is set by Typepad when the visitor accesses a blog. PwC and Typepad
_cfduid First 1 month This cookie is used to speed up page load times. It does not contain any user identification information. This cookie is used on PwC blogs. PwC and Typepad
AID Third 10 years This cookie is set by when the visitor accesses a blog. PwC and Typepad
AlwaysUseHttps Third 10 years This cookie is set when the visitor accesses a blog. PwC and Typepad
test_cookie Third 15 minutes This cookie is set by Google to enable advertising to be displayed to the visitor and is active on PwC blogs. PwC and Google 
IDE Third 1 year This cookie is set by Google and is activated when a user plays videos that are embedded on our website from Youtube.  PwC and Google 

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

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