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Cookie policy

Last updated: July 2022

Cookie policy

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. We use cookies to make our site work well for you and so we can continually improve it.

We use three categories of cookies on our site.

Cookie categories

Strictly necessary

These cookies are necessary for the website to operate. Our website cannot function without these cookies and they can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.  
Performance These cookies allow us to measure and report on website activity by tracking page visits, visitor locations and how visitors move around the site. The information collected does not directly identify visitors. We drop these cookies and use Adobe and Google to help us analyse the data.  
Advertising These cookies help us provide you with personalised and relevant services or advertising, and track the effectiveness of our digital marketing activities. Read our privacy policy for more information.  

Use of cookies by PwC

The following tables list the cookies we use on this website.

Strictly necessary

Type First or third party Name Description

Strictly necessary

First party

ak_bmsc

This cookie is associated with Akamai and is used to differentiate between traffic from humans and bots.

Strictly necessary

First party

bm_sv

This cookie is associated with Akamai and is used to differentiate between traffic from humans and bots.

Strictly necessary

First party

check

This cookie is set to make split-tests on the website, which optimises the website's relevance towards the visitor – the cookie can also be set to improve the visitor's experience on a website.

Strictly necessary

First party

JSESSIONID

General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written in JSP. Usually used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server.

Strictly necessary

First party

OptanonAlertBoxClosed

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.

Strictly necessary

First party

OptanonConsent

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.

Performance

Type First or third party Name Description

Performance

First party

_gclxxxx

This cookie is used by HotJar to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie.

Performance

First party

_ga

Identifies a new user's first session on a website, indicating whether or not Hotjar's seeing this user for the first time.

Performance

First party

_gat_UA-

This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by your site's pageview limit.

Performance

First party

_gid

This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by your site's daily session limit.

Performance

First party

_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress

A cookie that holds the current session data. This ensues that subsequent requests within the session window will be attributed to the same Hotjar session.

Performance

First party

_hjFirstSeen

Hotjar cookie that is set when a user first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.

Performance

First party

_hjIncludedInPageviewSample

When the Hotjar script executes we try to determine the most generic cookie path we should use, instead of the page hostname. This is done so that cookies can be shared across subdomains (where applicable). To determine this, we try to store the _hjTLDTest cookie for different URL substring alternatives until it fails. After this check, the cookie is removed.

Performance

First party

_hjIncludedInSessionSample

This is a pattern type cookie name associated with Adobe Marketing Cloud. It stores a unique visitor identifier, and uses an organisation identifier to allow a company to track users across their domains and services.

Performance

First party

_hjSession_xxxxxx

This is a pattern type cookie name associated with Adobe Marketing Cloud. It stores a unique visitor identifier, and uses an organisation identifier.

Performance

First party

_hjSessionUser_xxxxxx

YouTube: Only loads YouTube cookies for embedded videos on pwc.ie if the user clicks 'play' on a video.

Performance

First party

_hjTLDTest

This cookie helps Adobe Audience Manger perform basic functions such as visitor identification, ID synchronization, segmentation, modeling, reporting, etc.

Performance

First party

AMCV_

This domain is owned by Adobe - Audience Manager. The main business activity is: Online profiling for targeted marketing

Performance

First party

AMCVS_

This domain is owned by Adobe Audience Manager. The main business activity is online profiling for targeted marketing.

Performance

Third party

CONSENT

This domain is owned by Adobe. The main business activity is: Advertising

Performance

Third party

demdex

This domain is owned by Adobe. The main business activity is: Advertising

Performance

Third party

dextp

This domain is owned by Adobe. The main business activity is: Advertising

Performance

Third party

dpm

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, stores date of visit and if visitor is new or returning

Performance

Third party

ev_sync_dd

This cookie is set by Adobe Analytics to store the quantity of pages the end user views when visiting websites.

Performance

Third party

everest_g_v2

Cookie set by Adobe SiteCatalyst analytics software - used for measuring the performance of page content using A/B split testing

Performance

Third party

everest_session_v2

Adobe Target: This cookie is set in order to make split-tests on the website, which optimises the website's relevance towards the visitor. The cookie functions by making smaller alterations on the website and measuring the results.

Performance

First party

s_nr

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, determines whether cookies are enabled in the browser

Performance

First party

gpv

This cookie name is associated with the analytics service provided by Adobe's Site Catalyst product suite. It is a new cookie introduced in 2013 as a 'fallback' visitor identifier where the s_vi cookie normally used for this purpose is blocked. It contains a randomly generated, unique id.

Performance

First party

mbox

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie.

Performance

Third party

pwc!mboxSession

This cookie is set by Adobe Analytics to store information on the percentage of the page displayed to the end user.

Performance

First party

s_cc

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, stores information about the previous link clicked within the site

Performance

First party

s_fid

 

Performance

First party

s_ppv

Adobe Analytics site tracking.

Performance

First party

s_ppvl

This cookie is set by Adobe Analytics to store information on the percentage of the page displayed to the end user.

Performance

First party

s_sq

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, stores information about the previous link clicked within the site

Performance

Third party

s_vi

 

Performance

First party

test

Adobe Analytics site tracking.

Advertising

Type First or third party Name Description

Advertising

First party

_fbp

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers

Advertising

Third party

AnalyticsSyncHistory

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.

Advertising

Third party

bcookie

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.

Advertising

Third party

bscookie

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.

Advertising

Third party

IDE

This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange

Advertising

Third party

lang

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.

Advertising

Third party

li_gc

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.

Advertising

Third party

lidc

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.

Advertising

Third party

test_cookie

This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange

Advertising

Third party

UserMatchHistory

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.

Advertising

Third party

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos

Advertising

Third party

YSC

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

Advertising

Third party

CONSENT

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

Advertising

First party

kms_ctamuls

 

Advertising

Third party

li_sugr

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.

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. See the below for guidance on how to control cookies for common browsers.

For information on additional browsers and device types, please see aboutcookies.org or Cookie Central FAQs.

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:

You can learn more about their privacy policies and how to opt out of their analytics cookies by clicking on the above links.

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