Cookie Policy

Version of 06 September 2018

1. What are cookies?

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.

2. 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.

2.1 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.

For information on additional browsers and device types, please see http://www.aboutcookies.org/ or http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq/.

3.    Cookie disclosure

The following section explains the types, categories, and purpose of cookies on the Website. By using this Website you consent to the deployment of cookies for the stated purpose.

3.1 Types of cookies

Session cookies

These cookies remain in your browser during your browser session only, i.e. until you leave the website.

Persistent cookies

These cookies remain in your browser for a set period of time after the browser session (unless deleted by you).

First-party cookies

A first-party cookie is a cookie set to the user’s device by the domain name that appears in the browser address bar.

Third-party cookies

A third-party cookie is a cookie set to the user’s device by (and on) a domain name that is not the domain name that appears in the browser address bar. It might be set as part of a side resource load (image, JS, iframe, etc. from a different hostname) or an AJAX HTTP request to a third-party server.

3.2 Categories of cookies

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences or filling in forms.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.

All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not will not be able to track site traffic, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Analytics cookies are categorized as performance cookies. To manage your analytics cookies please refer to the “Managing analytics cookies” part below.

Customization cookies

These cookies help us to understand how effective our marketing campaigns are, and enhance your online experiences with PwC with customization.

Advertising cookies

PwC may present ads to you on other sites to promote relevant services, articles or events. The cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you and your interests. They also perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously re-appearing. These advertisements are solely intended to make you aware of relevant PwC promotions. PwC does not sell your data to any third parties. Please see our Personal Data Processing and Protection Policy for more details.

3.3 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:

4. Use of cookies by PwC Russia

The following table explains the way in which we use cookies on this website.

Provider

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

Strictly Necessary Cookies

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

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

PwC

pwc-cookie-accept

This cookie is used by PwC to understand whether or not a user has selected "I understand" in their cookie banner.

First party

Until the end of the browser session

PwC

pwc_int_usr

This cookie is used by PwC to distinguish internal users from external visitors to the Websites. It is set when a person is accessing the website from within the PwC network (VPN or office).

First party

3 months

Performance cookies

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

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

 

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

Yandex Metrica

sync_cookie_csrf, yabs-sid, my, yp, yandexuid

These cookies are used by Yandex Metrica as part of their embedded services on the Website.

Third party

 

Yandex Metrica

_ym_metrika_enabled_46471980, _ym_visorc_30683113, _ym_isad, _ym_uid, _ym_metrika_enabled

These cookies are used by Yandex Metrica as part of their embedded services on the Website.

First party

 

YouTube

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

This cookie tracks viewing of Youtube videos on the Website.

Third party, persistent

 

Advertising cookies

Google

uid

This is a Google UserID cookie used to help track users across various portions of the Websites.

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

 

Twitter

Auth_token, twll, secure_session, guest_id, remember_checked, remember_checked_on, lang

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

Third party

 

YouTube

SID

This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify your Google user account, if you have one, and your most recent login time to your Google account.

Third party

 

YouTube

HSID

Used by Google in combination with SID to verify your Google user account, if you have one, and your most recent login time to your Google account.

Third party

 

YouTube

PREF

This cookie is used by Google to set each of its users’ preferred language preferences.

Third party

 

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

 

YouTube

LOGIN_INFO, YSC, SAPISID, SSID, APISID

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

Third party

 

DoubleClick by Google

DSID

This is publicity cookie, used to improve publicity. It is normally used for gearing publicity towards the particular interests of a user, improving the campaign performance reports and preventing the same ad from being shown to users more than once. More information about Doubleclick cookies here.

Third party, Persistent

Ten days from the original set-up or update

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