Cookies info

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

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

Cookies on our websites

Adobe Analytics _sdsat_landing_page Stores the first page you hit when visiting pwc.com First party, Session Until end of session Performance
Adobe Analytics _sdsat_traffic_source Stores the site you came from before reaching pwc.com First party, Session Until end of session Performance
Adobe Analytics _sdsat_pages_viewed Stores the quantity of pages that are viewed by a user during their visit.  First party, Session Until end of session Performance
Adobe Analytics _sdsat_lt_pages_viewed Stores the total number of pages viewed First party, Persistent 2 years from set/update Performance
Adobe Analytics _sdsat_session_count Stores a session counter First party, Persistent 2 years from set/update Performance
Adobe Analytics s_vi This cookie stores the visitor ID provided by our analytics provider whenever a user first visits the site. Third Party Persistent 2 years from set/update Performance
Adobe Analytics gpv This cookie stores the quantity of pages viewed by a user visiting the site First and third party 30 minutes from set/update Performance
Adobe Analytics s_nr This cookie stores the date of a user's visit to the site, and whether or not the visitor is new, or returning. First and third party 2 years from set/update Performance
Adobe Analytics s_ppv Stores information on the percentage of the page displayed First and third party Until end of session Performance
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 Performance
Adobe Analytics s_ppvl Stores information on the percentage of the page displayed First and third party Until end of session Performance
Adobe Analytics s_cc This is a cookie which allows Adobe Analytics to determins whether or not cookies are enabled in the browser.  First and third party Until end of session Performance
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 link that was clicked on by the user

First party 2 years from set/update Performance
Facebook datr This cookie identifies the browser connecting to Facebook. It is not directly tied to individual Facebook users. Facebook reports that it is used to help with security and suspicious login activity, especially around detection of bots trying to access the service.  Facebook also says the behavioural profile associated with each datr cookie is deleted after 10 days. This cookie is also read via Like and other Facebook buttons and tags placed on many different websites. Third party, Persitent   Advertising
Facebook _js_datr, _js_reg_ext_ref, _js_reg_fb_gate   Third party   Advertising
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. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners. First and third party 2 years from set/update Performance
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 2 years from set/update Performance
Google Analytics __utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Third party 6 months from set/update Performance
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 & Third party, Persistent 2 years Performance
LinkedIn JSESSIONID General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written in JSP. Usually used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server.  Third party Until end of session Advertising
LinkedIn lidc This cookie is used for routing from Share buttons and ad tags Third party 1 day Advertising
LinkedIn bcookie This cookie is used by LinkedIn for indentifying the Browser ID. It is set from LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags.  Third party 1 year Advertising
LinkedIn bscookie This cookies is used by LinkedIn to recognize a secure Browser ID. Third party 1 year Advertising
LinkedIn visit   Third party   Advertising
Load balancer BIGipServerPOOL-69.20.11.37-Dispatch This cookie is set by the servers hosting PwC sites to allow a visitor to receive site content from one out of multiple servers as the visitor browses the site. This improves performance and allows the visitor’s session to be maintained. First party, Persistent Until end of session Strictly necessary
PwC pwc_closed_topics This cookies is used by PwC to help personalize the content a user sees based on topics they've identified they're interested in.  First party Until the end of the browser session Strictly necessary
PwC pwc-cookie-accept This cookie stores a value “true” when a user clicks on I understand on the cookie notification banner. First party Until the end of the browser session Strictly necessary
PwC pwc_int_usr This cookie is used by PwC to distinguish internal users from external visitors to the site. It is set when a person is accessing the website from within the PwC network (VPN or office). First party 3 months Strictly necessary
Twitter auth_token   Third party   Advertising
Twitter lang This cookie is set by Twitter and is used to remember your language preference. PwC allows Twitter to set this cookie so that Twitter content on pwc.com is displayed in your preferred language. Third party   Advertising
Twitter twll   Third party   Advertising
Twitter secure_session   Third party   Advertising
Twitter guest_id   Third party   Advertising
Twitter remember_checked   Third party   Advertising
Twitter remember_checked_on   Third party   Advertising
YouTube SID This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time. Third party   Advertising
YouTube HSID Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time Third party   Advertising
YouTube APISID   Third party   Advertising
YouTube SSID   Third party   Advertising
YouTube VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos Third party   Performance
YouTube PREF This cookie is used by Google to set a user's preferred language preference Third party   Advertising
YouTube NID Most Google users will have a preferences cookie called ‘NID’ in their browsers. A browser sends this cookie with requests to Google’s sites. The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on. Third party   Advertising
YouTube LOGIN_INFO   Third party   Advertising
YouTube SAPISID   Third party   Advertising
YouTube YSC   Third party   Advertising
YouTube consent YouTube (Google) stores the consent for using third party content in frames - https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ Third Party Persistent At end of session  
LinkedIn BizoID LinkedIn Ad analytics Third party 6 months Advertising
LinkedIn UserMatchHistory This cookie is used by LinkedIn for advertisement analytics Third party 6 months Advertising
Matomo (Piwik) _pk_id.5.8fe2 This cookie is created and read by the analytics tool. Third party 2 years Performance
Matomo (Piwik) _pk_ses.5.8fe2 This cookie is created and read by the analytics tool. Third party 2 years Performance
Bluecoat BCSI-CS-186230ad45cd1357 This cookie name is associated with proxy server technology from Bluecoat.     Strictly Necessary
Load Balancing BIGipServerPOOL-69.20.11.37-Dispatch This cookie is set by the servers hosting pwc.com to allow a visitor to receive site content from one server as the visitors browses the site. This improves performance and allows the visitor’s session to be maintained. First Party Persistent Until end of session  
DoubleClick DSID Used to make adds more attractive Third Party Persistent 1 day  
DoubleClick IDE Used to make adds more attractive Third Party Persistent 1 year  
Google SIDCC Security cookie to protect users data from unauthorised access      
Eloquant (interview) JSESSIONID        
Eloquant (interview) encryptedForm        
Eloquant (interview) PWC.LU.app~SURVEY.PWC.LU_pool        

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

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Communication contact

Commmunication, PwC Luxembourg

Tel: +352 49 48 48 5821