Cookies

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most websites do this too.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?

Provider Cookie Description Type Lifetime
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. Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers. First Party
Persistent
2 Years
Google Analytics _gat 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 _gat 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. Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers. First Party
Session
Session End
Google Analytics _gid This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance
Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers.
First Party
Session
Session End
This Website cookie_notice_accepted This cookie only ever contains the value “true” indicating that you clicked on the “OK” button showed in the overlay cookie notice. It contains no personal information. Its purpose is to remember that you have previously agreed on our use of cookies; so that it doesn’t have to remind you about cookies every time you visit the website.
Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers.
First Party
Persistent
1 Year
WordPress et-pb-recent-items-font_family This helps us to improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that users are easily finding what they are looking for. Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers. First Party
Persistent
1000 years
Google analytics gadwp_wg_default_dimension These cookies uses a fraction of the data that is collected by Google Analytics cookies and is used by system administrators.Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers. First Party
Persistent
1 Year
Google analytics gadwp_wg_default_metric These cookies uses a fraction of the data that is collected by Google Analytics cookies and is used by system administrators.Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers. First Party
Persistent
1 Year
Google analytics gadwp_wg_default_swmetric Used to collect visitor statistics for Google Analytics. Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers. First Party
Persistent
5 Months
Polylang Language / WordPress pll_language This is to remember the last language visited. First Party
Persistent
9 Months
WordPress wordpress_test_cookie The cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies. First Party
Session
Session End

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Configuring Cookies in Internet Explorer – Disabling cookies:

Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Internet Options”.

Select the “Privacy” tab;

Move the slider to the top, where the phrase “Block all cookies” will appear.

Note: There are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Internet Explorer. For more information on cookies settings in Internet Explorer, see the following Microsoft page:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

Configuring Cookies in Mozilla Firefox – Disabling cookies

Click on the “Tools” menu;

Select “Options”;

Click on the “Privacy” icon in the panel along the top;

In the “Cookies” section, disable the option “Accept cookies from sites”;

Click on “OK” to save the changes, and close.

Note: There are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Mozilla Firefox. For more information on cookies settings in Mozilla Firefox, see the following page:

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences?esab=a&s=cookies&r=5&as=s

Configuring Cookies in Chrome – Disabling cookies

Click on the Chrome menu in your browser toolbar.

Select “Settings”.

Click on “Show advanced settings”.

In the section “Privacy”, click on the button “Content settings”.

Select the option “Block sites from setting any data”.

The following settings can be altered in the “Cookies” section:

Delete cookies

Block cookies by presetting

Allow cookies by presetting

Keep cookies and data on the Website by presetting before leaving the Internet browser

Manage exceptions for cookies of Websites or specific domains.

Note: There are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Google Chrome. For more information on cookies settings in Google Chrome, see the following page:

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&topic=14666&ctx=topic #

Configuring Cookies in Safari Web and iOS – Disabling cookies

Click on “Edit”;

Select “Preferences”;

In the panel at the top, select the “Privacy” icon;

In the section “Accept cookies”, select “Never”.

Note: There are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For more information on cookie settings in Safari, see the following page:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=en_US

Other Internet browsers

Please search in the “Help” menu of the Internet browser, or contact the Internet browser supplier.

NOTE: Some pages may not work properly if you disable cookies.

Cookies

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most websites do this too.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?

1) 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. Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers.
First Party & Persistent. Lifetime: 2 Years

2) Google Analytics | “_gat”
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 _gat 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. Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers.
First Party & Session. Lifetime: Session End

3) Google Analytics | “_gid”
This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance
Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers.
First Party & Session. Lifetime: Session End

4) This Website | “cookie_notice_accepted”
This cookie only ever contains the value “true” indicating that you clicked on the “OK” button showed in the overlay cookie notice. It contains no personal information. Its purpose is to remember that you have previously agreed on our use of cookies; so that it doesn’t have to remind you about cookies every time you visit the website.
Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers.
First Party & Persistent. Lifetime: 1 Year

5) WordPress | “et-pb-recent-items-font_family”
This helps us to improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that users are easily finding what they are looking for. Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers.
First Party & Persistent. Lifetime: 1000 Years

6) Google Analytics | “gadwp_wg_default_dimension”
These cookies uses a fraction of the data that is collected by Google Analytics cookies and is used by system administrators.Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers.
First Party & Persistent. Lifetime: 1 Year

7) Google Analytics | “gadwp_wg_default_metric”
These cookies uses a fraction of the data that is collected by Google Analytics cookies and is used by system administrators.Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers.
First Party & Persistent. Lifetime: 1 Year

8) Google Analytics | “gadwp_wg_default_swmetric”
Used to collect visitor statistics for Google Analytics. Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers.
First Party & Persistent. Lifetime: 5 Months

9) Polylang Language / WordPress | “pll_language”
This is to remember the last language visited.
First Party & Persistent. Lifetime: 9 Months

10) WordPress | “wordpress_test_cookie”
The cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies.
First Party & Session. Lifetime: Session End

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Configuring Cookies in Internet Explorer – Disabling cookies:

Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Internet Options”.

Select the “Privacy” tab;

Move the slider to the top, where the phrase “Block all cookies” will appear.

Note: There are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Internet Explorer. For more information on cookies settings in Internet Explorer, see the following Microsoft page:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

Configuring Cookies in Mozilla Firefox – Disabling cookies

Click on the “Tools” menu;

Select “Options”;

Click on the “Privacy” icon in the panel along the top;

In the “Cookies” section, disable the option “Accept cookies from sites”;

Click on “OK” to save the changes, and close.

Note: There are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Mozilla Firefox. For more information on cookies settings in Mozilla Firefox, see the following page:

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences?esab=a&s=cookies&r=5&as=s

Configuring Cookies in Chrome – Disabling cookies

Click on the Chrome menu in your browser toolbar.

Select “Settings”.

Click on “Show advanced settings”.

In the section “Privacy”, click on the button “Content settings”.

Select the option “Block sites from setting any data”.

The following settings can be altered in the “Cookies” section:

Delete cookies

Block cookies by presetting

Allow cookies by presetting

Keep cookies and data on the Website by presetting before leaving the Internet browser

Manage exceptions for cookies of Websites or specific domains.

Note: There are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Google Chrome. For more information on cookies settings in Google Chrome, see the following page:

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&topic=14666&ctx=topic #

Configuring Cookies in Safari Web and iOS – Disabling cookies

Click on “Edit”;

Select “Preferences”;

In the panel at the top, select the “Privacy” icon;

In the section “Accept cookies”, select “Never”.

Note: There are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For more information on cookie settings in Safari, see the following page:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=en_US

Other Internet browsers

Please search in the “Help” menu of the Internet browser, or contact the Internet browser supplier.

NOTE: Some pages may not work properly if you disable cookies.