Cookies Information

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.

Use of cookies on PwC websites

We utilise cookies, and other online identification technologies such as web beacons, or pixels to provide users with an improved user experience. By using this website or application you consent to the deployment of such identification technologies.

Registered users

We use these technologies to make navigation of the Websites easier for you and to better deliver tailored content to you. If you choose to become a Registered User, we will use cookies to facilitate your registration and remember your preferences. If you choose to become a Registered User, you will receive the benefits of registration only if you accept the strictly necessary cookies, which include those cookies used as part of registration.

Analytics and site statistics

We also use these technologies to gather usage information and statistics regarding use of the Websites. For example, we collect information about page visits and navigation to determine what articles and topics are of greatest interest and if users are able to find content easily. Likewise, we collect information about which articles and videos are viewed and whether videos are viewed in their entirety to determine what content is of most interest to users. We also use usage information to generate various reports regarding use of the Websites. These reports contain aggregated information about users and do not single out users individually. If you are a Registered User we may also collect information on what specific interests you have, including what articles you have viewed on the site in order to understand what content interests you most.

Information about the cookies used on our Websites can be found below. Individual PwC sites may use additional cookies or third-party analytics tools.  For more information about the cookies and third-party tools used on individual sites, please review the cookie information on the individual sites you visit.

Measuring effectiveness of our activities

We may utilise online identification technologies from marketing partners, third party sites and social media platforms. These technologies help us measure the efficacy of our marketing and awareness campaigns and to understand how visitors navigate to the Websites from a PwC ad. We use these technologies to compile statistics about visitors who interact with the Websites and other PwC online content, to gauge the effectiveness of our ads, and to provide more pertinent information to our visitors.


Managing cookies on your device

You can control and manage cookies using your browser. 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: https://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html

Cookie disclosure

The following section explains the types, categories, and purpose of cookies on the Websites.

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).

Categories of cookies:

Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are fundamental to website functionality and cannot be switched off without blocking features on the site. They are usually set in response to your actions on the site, such as filling in forms, setting preferences, or logging in.

Analytics & Performance Cookies: These cookies allow us to gather analytics to improve the performance and functionality of our site. These analytics can include measurements on the popularity of a page, common patterns of how people browse around the site, and how frequently a certain feature is used.  We usually aggregate the data for review but in some cases we may collect information on content you have viewed in order to understand what interests you most.

Functionality Cookies: There cookies help enhance a website's performance and functionality. 

Marketing & Advertising Cookies:  PwC may present ads to you on sites that are not owned or operated by PwC to promote PwC 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 privacy policy for more details.


Cookies on this site 

Strictly Necessary Cookies

FIRST PARTY      
Host Cookie Name Description Expiry Duration
pwc.com.cy test This cookie is associated with Adobe Analytics. It checks to see if cookies are enabled. Until the end of the browser session
pwc.com.cy ak_bmsc This cookie is associated with Akamai and is used to differentiate between traffic from humans and bots. Until the end of the browser session
pwc.com.cy bm_sv This cookie is associated with Akamai and is used to differentiate between traffic from humans and bots. Until the end of the browser session
pwc.com.cy 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. 365 days
pwc.com.cy 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. 365 days
pwc.com.cy AKA_A2 Load balancer cookie- This Akamai cookie is used to speed up content delivery on websites using the adaptive acceleration feature. Helps distribute website traffic effectively Until the end of the browser session
pwc.com.cy JSESSIONID General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written in JSP. Usually used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server. JSESSIONID is a cookie generated by Servlet containers and used for session management in J2EE web applications for HTTP protocol. If a Web server is using a cookie for session management, it creates and sends JSESSIONID cookie to the client and then the client sends it back to the server in subsequent HTTP requests. Until the end of the browser session
       
THIRD PARTY      
Host Cookie Name Description Expiry Duration
pwc.pt ak_bmsc This cookie is associated with Akamai and is used to differentiate between traffic from humans and bots. Until the end of the browser session
pwc.com pwc_uuid Internal PwC cookie to store the PwC user id 365 days
vimeo.com __cf_bm This cookie is associated with Cloudflare's Bot Management service and helps mitigate risk associated with spam and bot traffic Until the end of the browser session
vimeo.com vuid This domain is owned by Vimeo. The main business activity is: Video hosting/sharing. This cookie is used by the Vimeo video player on websites for statistical purposes by Vimeo only, for tracking how long a viewer has watched a video. 2 years

 

Analytics & Performance Cookies

FIRST PARTY      
Host Cookie Name Description Expiry Duration
pwc.com.cy s_sq Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, stores information about the previous link clicked within the site Until the end of the browser session
pwc.com.cy s_vi Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, used to identify unique visitors, with an ID and timestamp 365 Days
pwc.com.cy s_ppv Adobe Site Catalyst cookie. Until the end of the browser session
pwc.com.cy mbox Cookie set by Adobe SiteCatalyst analytics software - used for measuring the performance of page content using A/B split testing 2 Years
pwc.com.cy s_cc Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, determines whether cookies are enabled in the browser Until the end of the browser session
pwc.com.cy gpv This cookie is set by Adobe Analytics to store the quantity of pages the end user views when visiting websites. Until the end of the browser session
pwc.com.cy s_nr Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, stores date of visit and if visitor is new or returning 365 Days
pwc.com.cy s_ppvl This cookie is set by Adobe Analytics to store information on the percentage of the page displayed to the end user. Until the end of the browser session
pwc.com.cy 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. 2 Years
pwc.com.cy AMCVS_ This is a pattern type cookie name associated with Adobe Marketing Cloud. It stores a unique visitor identifier, and uses an organisation identifier. Until the end of the browser session
pwc.com.cy at_check Used by Adobe Target to check if cookies are enabled/supported on the browser Until the end of the browser session
pwc.com.cy s_fid 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. 5 Years
pwc.com.cy aam_uuid This cookie is associated with the Adobe Audience Manager ID - Data Management Platform (DMP). It is used to assign a unique ID when a user visits a website.  Until the end of the browser session
pwc.com.cy gpv_pn This cookie is being used to contain the previous page name to allow monitoring of user flow. Until the end of the browser session
pwc.com.cy TEST_AMCV_COOKIE_WRITE This cookie is being created by visitorapi js file which determines whether the user has accepted the cookie consent box. Until the end of the browser session
pwc.com.cy s_prevPageName This cookie is being used to contain the previous page name to allow monitoring of user flow. Until the end of the browser session
pwc.com.cy s_ua A custom Adobe Analytics cookie curated specifically for User Account type for the logged in users based on their preferences chosen. Until the end of the browser session
pwc.com.cy s_ptc This cookie is used to track the page load times on the site Until the end of the browser session
pwc.com.cy s_ind A custom Adobe Analytics cookie curated specifically for Industry Types for the logged in users based on their preferences chosen. Until the end of the browser session
pwc.com.cy s_ev3 This cookie is used to track the user journey on the site. Until the end of the browser session
       
THIRD PARTY      
Host Cookie Name Description Expiry Duration
everesttech.net everest_g_v2 The "everest_g_v2" cookie is used for analytical purposes. It helps track and analyze user behavior on websites that use Adobe Experience Cloud solutions. This cookie enables the collection of data related to website performance, user engagement, and other metrics that help in optimizing the user experience and improving the website's overall performance. 365 Days
dpm.demdex.net dpm This domain is owned by Adobe Audience Manager. The main business activity is online profiling for targeted marketing. 5 Months
demdex.net demdex This cookie helps Adobe Audience Manager perform basic functions such as visitor identification, ID synchronization, segmentation, modeling, reporting, etc. 5 Months
everesttech.net everest_session_v2 The "everest_session_v2" cookie is also used for analytical purposes. It facilitates the tracking and analysis of user sessions on websites that utilize Adobe Experience Cloud solutions. This cookie captures data about user interactions, page visits, and session duration, providing valuable insights for website analytics and performance evaluation. Until the end of the browser session
everesttech.net ev_sync_dd

A third-party, ad exchange-specific cookie that syncs the Adobe Advertising surfer ID with the partner ad exchange. It's created for new surfers and sends a synchronization request when it's expired.

Until the end of the browser session
demdex.net dextp This domain is owned by Adobe. Audience Manager sets this cookie to record the last time it made a data synchronization call. Until the end of the browser session

 

Functional Cookies

FIRST PARTY      
Host Cookie Name Description Expiry Duration
       
THIRD PARTY      
Host Cookie Name Description Expiry Duration
vimeo.com _cfuvid This domain is owned by Vimeo. The main business activity is: Video Hosting/Sharing Until the end of browser session

 

Marketing & Advertising Cookies

FIRST PARTY      
Host Cookie Name Description Expiry Duration
       
THIRD PARTY      
Host Cookie Name Description Expiry Duration
youtube.com 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. Until the end of the browser session
youtube.com VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos 5 Months
youtube.com 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. 365 Days
youtube.com VISITOR_PRIVACY_METADATA 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. 5 Months
www.youtube.com __Secure-xxxxxxx These cookies are used by Google for advertising purposes. They track your browsing activity across websites and build a profile of your interests to show you relevant and personalized ads. 365 Days
www.youtube.com TESTCOOKIESENABLED This cookie used to track user’s interaction with embedded content. Until the end of the browser session
twitter.com att This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media 1 Day
twitter.com external_referer This cookie is set by Twitter and it is used to aggregate button usage. It is stored for 3 minutes. 7 Days
twitter.com guest_id This cookie is set by Twitter and serves to identify the user with a unique number associated with Twitter. 365 Days
twitter.com personalization_id This cookie is set by Twitter and allows the visitor to share content from the website onto their Twitter profile. 365 Days
twitter.com guest_id_ads This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media 365 Days
twitter.com _twitter_sess This cookie is set by Twitter and it is used by Twitter services, to monitor referral links, and login status. This is a session cookie and it is erased when the user closes the browser.  Until the end of the browser session
twitter.com guest_id_marketing Used to detect whether a user is logged into Twitter 365 Days

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