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PwC 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.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC” or “we”) and its service providers may use analytics cookies, which can also be called performance cookies, to collect information about your use of our site. The analytics cookies collect information which, amongst other things, allows us to count our audience size and see usage patterns. The analytics cookies also record if you experience difficulties using our site which can assist us in improving functionality.

PwC and its service providers may also use targeting and tracking cookies to understand your interests and behaviours as you browse our site, so we can deliver a more personalised experience in the future. This may also assist us in delivering relevant advertising to you during various advertising campaigns we may run through participating third party sites.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.

Please note, by using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in  'How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps' which is located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners.

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

Provider

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

 

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

 

Demandbase

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

 

Demandbase

dmpsh

This tracks the history of any ID syncs between TUUID and 3rd party exchanges

Third party

2 years

 

Demandbase

tuuid_lu

This tracks the date when the TUUID was last updated.

Third party

2 years

 

Demandbase

pvc

This cookie tracks post-view conversions for ad campaigns.

Third party

2 years

 

Demandbase

ssid

This cookie is set to assist in onsite identification for certain legacy campaigns.

Third party

2 years

 

Demandbase

_ga

This is a Google Analytics cookie

Third party

2 years

 

Demandbase

tuuid

This cookie is used for analytics and advertising services provided by Demandbase products.

Third party

2 years

 

Demandbase

IUUID

This cookie is used for performance and optimization of Demandbase data and reporting.

Third party

2 years

 

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

 

 

Facebook

datr, _js_datr, _js_reg_ext_ref, _js_reg_fb_gate

These cookie are used by  Facebook as part of their embedded services on the Websites (likes, sharing etc.). More information about Facebook’s use of cookies can be found in their cookie policy  

Third party

 

 

LinkedIn

JSESSIONID

General purpose platform session cookie. It is 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 identifying the Browser ID. It is set from LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags.

Third party

1 year

 

LinkedIn

bscookie

This cookie is used by LinkedIn to recognize a secure Browser ID.

Third party

1 year

 

LinkedIn

visit

This cookie is used by LinkedIn as part of their embedded services on the Websites. More information can be found in their cookie policy.

Third party

 

 

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

 
Snap sc_at Anonymously identify device browser Third party 13 months  
Snap _sctr Understand effectiveness of partnering with Snap First party 7 days  
Snap _scid Anonymously identify device browser First party 13 months  
Salesforce __s9744cdb192d044faa1bf201d29fafd1e Remember user preferences (if any) Functional, Third party Until end of session  
Salesforce xt_0d95e Remember user preferences (if any) Functional, Third party Until end of session  
Salesforce igodigitaltc2 This cookie contains the user's unique User Identifier Tracking, Third party 10 years  
Salesforce igodigitalst_[Customer MID] This cookie contains the user's unique session identifier Tracking, Third party 1 hour  
Salesforce igodigitalstdomain This cookie contains a website identifier Tracking, Third party 1 hour  

Retired Cookies:

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

Provider

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

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

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

PwC addToHome Displays preferences for adding site to Home for mobile IOS users only. First Party Persistent 28 days

Other PwC Australia websites

Our other websites may utilise cookies as part of their functionality.

Cookie Statement for Salesforce Applications

This statement was last updated on 10 Feb 2020 and relates to the use by persons other than PwC personnel (including, where appropriate, ex-personnel and PwC client users) of the following applications:

●      PwC Alumni

●      Feedback (Client Feedback)

Cookies are small text files 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 information to the owners of the website/application.

The use of cookies is now standard for most websites. If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, you can normally manage and control them through your browser settings, including removing cookies by deleting them from your ‘browser history’ (cache) when you leave the website/application.

Provider

Name

First or third party Cookie?

Description

Type

Required / Not Required

SF

apex__EmailAddress

First

Caches contact ids associated with email addresses.

1 Year

Required

SF

BrowserId

First

Used for security protections.

1 Year

Required

SF

BrowserId-sec

First

Used to log secure browser sessions/visits for internal-only security use cases.

1 Year

Required

SF

communityId

First

Cookie set to tie the ideas to a specific Experience Cloud site.

Session

Required

SF

CookieConsent

First

Used to apply end-user cookie consent preferences set by our client-side utility.

1 Year

Required

SF

CookieConsentPolicy

First

Used to apply end-user cookie consent preferences set by our client-side utility.

1 Year

Required

SF

cookieSettingVerified

First

Used to create popup message telling users cookies are required.

Session

Required

SF

csssid

First

Used to establish a request context in the correct tenant org.

Session

Required

SF

csssid_Client

First

Enables user switching.

Session

Required

SF

devOverrideCsrfToken

First

CSRF Token.

Session

Required

SF

disco

First

Tracks the last user login and active session for bypassing login (ex: oauth immediate flow).

Session

Required

SF

force-proxy-stream

First

Ensure client requests hit the same proxy hosts and are more likely to retrieve content from cache.

3 hours

Required

SF

force-stream

First

Used to redirect server requests for sticky sessions.

Long

Required

SF

FedAuth

First

The Federation Authentication (FedAuth) cookie is used to authenticate to the top-level site in SharePoint (such as the root site).

Session

Required

SF

idccsrf

First

Tracks CrossSiteRequestForgery validation for certain SSO flows.

3 Months

Required

SF

inst

First

Used to redirect requests to an instance when bookmarks and hardcoded URLs send requests to a different instance. This can happen after an org migration, a split, or after any URL update

Session

Required

SF

lastlist

First

Used to store the cookie name for the last list URL.

Session

Required

SF

lloopch_loid

First

Determine whether to send the user to a specific portal login or an app login.

2 Years

Required

SF

oid

First

Stores the last logged in org for redirecting requests. Used for logging whether the cookie is present in site and community guest-user requests.

2 Years

Required

SF

pctrk

First

Used to track unique page visitors in Experiences.

Session

Required

SF

promptTestMod

First

Stores whether test mode is in effect. This cookie read-only.

30 Days

Required

SF

QCQQ

First

Determine forced login type.

Session

Required

SF

QCQQI

First

ForcedLoginUserList represents the list of users for which the browser or device continues or cancels the Forced Login interstitial page.

Session

Required

SF

QCQQR3

First

Class contains operations related to Forced Login protection, such as detection, interception, logging, and so on.

Session

Required

SF

QCQQS

First

Class contains operations related to Forced Login protection, such as detection, interception, logging, and so on.

Session

Required

SF

renderCtx

First

Used to store site parameters in the session for reuse across requests by a single client for functionality and performance reasons.

Session

Required

SF

RSID

First

Session ID and login-as session ID. In this case the cookies are copied to the response and in a proxy situation cause the target URL to rebuild appropriately. The cookies aren't created, examined, or modified.

Session

Required

SF

sfdc-stream

First

Used to properly route server requests within Salesforce infrastructure for sticky sessions.

3 hours

Required

SF

sid

First

SessionID.

Session

Required

SF

sid_Client

First

Used to detect and prevent session tampering.

Session

Required

SF

ssostartpage

First

Identifies the IdP location for SSO; certain service provider initiated SSO requests can fail without this cookie.

1 Year

Required

SF

52609e00b7ee307e

First

Browser Fingerprint cookie. Used to detect session security problems.

Session

Required

SF

79eb100099b9a8bf

First

Browser Fingerprint trigger cookie. Used to detect session security problems.

Session

Required

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