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Cookie policy

September 2021

Last updated: September 2021

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 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 Third bm_sz

 

Akamai Bot Manager: Used by Akamai to optimise site performance and security.
Akamai Bot Manager: Provides protection against hackers.

 

Strictly necessary Third _abck

 

Akamai Bot Manager: Used by Akamai to optimise site performance and security.
Akamai Bot Manager: Provides protection against hackers.

 

Performance

Type First or third party Name Description
Performance First s_ppv

 

Adobe Sitecatalyst cookie.

 

Performance First _hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress

 

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 _gclxxxx

 

Google conversion tracking cookie.

 

Performance First s_fid

 

This cookie name is associated with the analytics service provided by Adobe's SiteCatalyst 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 _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.

 

Performance First _hjIncludedInPageviewSample

 

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 s_cc

 

Adobe Sitecatalyst cookie, determines whether cookies are enabled in the browser.

 

Performance First _hjid

 

Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the random 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 _hjTLDTest

 

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 _hjIncludedInSessionSample

 

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 gpv

 

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

 

Performance First 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 test

 

Adobe Analytics site tracking.

 

Performance First _hjFirstSeen

 

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

 

Performance First _gid

 

This cookie stores a unique user session identifier for Google Analytics.

 

Performance First s_nr

 

Adobe Sitecatalyst cookie, stores date of visit and if visitor is new or returning.

 

Performance First _hjSessionRejected

 

Hotjar: If present, this cookie will be set to '1' for the duration of a user's session, if Hotjar rejects the session from connecting to our WebSocket due to server overload. This cookie is only applied in extremely rare situations to prevent severe performance issues.

 

Performance First mbox

 

Used by Adobe Target to generate dynamic content in a marketing box on the page. Contains the following values:
PC ID - ID for visitor's browser. Removed when cookie deleted.
Session ID - A unique ID for a user session.
Check - checks if cookies are supported. Set on each page load.

 

Performance First 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.

 

Performance First 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.

 

Performance Third _hjSessionRejected

 

Hotjar: If present, this cookie will be set to '1' for the duration of a user's session, if Hotjar rejected the session from connecting to our WebSocket due to server overload. This cookie is only applied in extremely rare situations to prevent severe performance issues.

 

Performance Third JSESSIONID

 

Global Meet: General purpose platform session cookie. It is used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server.

 

Performance Third s_vi

 

Adobe Analytics: Used to identify a unique visitor.

 

Performance Third pwc!mboxSession

 

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 Third CONSENT

 

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

 

Performance Third _hjIncludedInPageviewSample

 

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

 

Performance Third kms_ctamuls

 

MediaSpace (Kaltura): KMS (Kaltura MediaSpace is a video portal for every campus or a corporate. Kaltura’s MediaSpace application, allows publishers to instantly launch a video-centric website, where users can search, browse, watch, create, share and edit videos, and video presentations, with full user management, and moderation options.) Session cookie - holds the session ID.

 

Performance Third _hjIncludedInSessionSample

 

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

 

Performance Third pwc!mboxTrace

 

Adobe Target: Enables the site to receive trace information attached to Target responses. Trace information reflects the outcome of a Target call (for example, a conversion or an impression) and any additional data that may help in determining why this particular outcome happened, such as a set of available branches among which the selection was made in a campaign. Use this information to debug content delivery.

 

Advertising

Type First or third party Name Description
Advertising First _fbp

 

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

 

Advertising First AMCVS_

 

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

 

Advertising First AMCV_

 

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.

 

Advertising Third lidc

 

This cookie is used for routing from share buttons to ad tags.

 

Advertising Third bscookie

 

This cookie is used by LinkedIn to recognise a secure browser ID.

 

Advertising Third everest_session_v2

 

This cookie is used to display personalized and relevant ads to the users and measure the efficiency of the ad campaign.

 

Advertising Third dpm

 

It tells internal Adobe systems that a call from Audience Manager or the ID service is passing in customer data for synchronization or requesting an ID. This is the most common demdex.net call you'll see from Audience Manager or the ID service.

 

Advertising Third CONSENT

 

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

 

Advertising Third lang

 

Storage of language preferences.

 

Advertising Third everest_g_v2

 

This cookie carries out information about how the end-user uses the website and any advertising that the end-user may have seen before visiting said website.

 

Advertising Third YSC

 

Cookies are placed by YouTube to store a unique user ID.

 

Advertising Third AnalyticsSyncHistory

 

Used to store information about the time a sync took place with the lms_analytics cookie.

 

Advertising Third demdex

 

This cookie helps Adobe Audience Manager perform basic functions such as visitor identification, ID synchronisation, segmentation, modelling, reporting, etc.

 

Advertising Third bcookie

 

This cookie is used by LinkedIn for identifying the Browser ID. It is set from LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags.

 

Advertising Third UserMatchHistory

 

This cookie is used by LinkedIn Ads to help PwC measure advertising performance.

 

Advertising Third test_cookie

 

Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.

 

Advertising Third VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

 

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

 

Advertising Third lang

 

Used to remember a user's language setting to ensure LinkedIn.com displays in the language selected by the user in their settings.

 

Advertising Third IDE

 

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertisers' ads, with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

 

Advertising Third lang

 

Used to remember a user's language setting to ensure LinkedIn.com displays in the language selected by the user in their settings.

 

Advertising Third li_gc

 

Used to store consent of guests regarding the use of cookies for non-essential purposes.

 

Advertising Third pwc!mboxPC

 

This cookie helps us assess which menus, links, content and banners work best using Adobe Target.

 

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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