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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.

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.

Cookie Name Purpose Type Duration
Adobe Analytics 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
PwC pwc-id The cookie contains encrypted email ID of the user. This is used to identify the user account for each request. First Party Persistent 1 day or 30 day if “Remember Me” is checked.
Google Analytics _ga 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 _ga 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
Google Analytics _gat 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 _gat 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 24 hours from set/update
Google Analytics __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.co.uk, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to pwc.co.uk 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.
Google Analytics __utmb This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with pwc.co.uk. When a user views a page on pwc.co.uk, 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.co.uk; 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.co.uk for longer than 30 minutes. First Party Persistent 30 minutes from set/update.
Google Analytics _utmc This cookie operates in conjunction with the '_utmb' cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. This cookie expires when a user's session is no longer active. First Party Session At end of session
Google Analytics __utmz This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach pwc.co.uk, 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.co.uk. The cookie is updated with each page view to pwc.co.uk First Party Persistent 6 months from set/update.
Adobe Target mbox Gives website operators the ability to test which online content and offers are more relevant to visitors. Click here for more information. First party, persistent 2 weeks
Flat Earth pwccommentsid This cookie is used to link the comments made on the PwC comments server to the correct stories on the PwC UK website server, as the two are separate. It also enables the pages to be created if necessary. Third Party Persistent Permanent
PwC pwcmobileroadblock This cookie is used to stop the mobile app available notification from appearing again in the next 24 hours. First Party Persistent 24 hours
PwC grad-num
grad-verb
grad-log
sch-num
sch-verb
sch-log
The cookies are used to store the answers the visitor selects during the assessments on the interactive psychometric e-learn microsite. This data is displayed on the test results page. No personal data is stored. First Party Persistent 10 days
PwC pwcecase The cookie is used to store which questions have been answered by the visitor in the interactive e-learn. No personal data is stored. First Party Persistent 30 days from set/update
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 2 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
Facebook c_user Contains the userid of facebook. This tag can be used for event tracking and remarketing purposes. We can create audiences of people depending on the events they perform and pages they visit, analyse the audiences once they reach a size of +10k, use them for retargeting and also for lookalike audience generation. Third Party Persistent 90 days
Facebook

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Allows control over the "Follow us on Facebook" and "Like" buttons Third Party Persistent 90 days
Facebook sb Allows control over the "Follow us on Facebook" and "Like" buttons, collect the language settings and allow you to share the page Third party persistant 90 days
Facebook datr Created when a web browser accesses facebook.com it helps Facebook identify suspicious login activity Third party presistant 90 days
Facebook dpr Allows control over the "Follow us on Facebook" and "Like" buttons Third party persistant 90 days
Twitter id Created after web shares via the web intents api. Third party session 24 months
Crazy Egg _ceir, is_returning Track whether a visitor has visited the website Third party persistent 5 Years
Crazy Egg _CEFT Store page variants assigned to visitors for A/B Performance testing Third party persistent

1 year
Crazy Egg ceg.s Track visitor sessions Third party persistent

3 months
Crazy Egg ceg.u Track visitors on site Third party persistent

3 months
LinkedIn LinkedIn insight tag The LinkedIn Insight Tag enables the collection of metadata such as IP address information, timestamp, and events (e.g. page views).All data is encrypted. The LinkedIn browser cookie is stored in a user's browser until a user deletes the cookie or the cookie expires (there’s a rolling six-month expiration from the last time the user’s browser loaded the Insight Tag). Users have full control to block or delete cookies. Third Party Persistent 6 months

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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