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Use of cookies by PwC Belgium

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.

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.

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

How can you disable cookies?

If you do not wish to receive cookies from our site, you can disable them by using your browser settings. Please be aware that if you do disable cookies in your browser, you will no longer be able to fully experience some functionality from our website.

You can furthermore opt out from the remarketing campaign, by visiting the Google’s Adwords opt-out page of Google’s use of cookies for this kind of services (http://www.google.com/settings/ads).

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and are automatically installed as from the moment you visit our website. These cookies can not be switched off in our systems. 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, logging in or filling in forms. See here for an overview of which cookies are installed, how long they remain active on your device and whether or not third parties may obtain access to your personal data.

For further information on how the PwC Belgian Member Firms as data controller, processes your personal data, you can always consult our Privacy Statement.

Name Description Lifespan Party data
Test This cookie is associated with Adobe Analytics. It checks to see if cookies are enabled. Session First party
Name Description Lifespan Party data
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. 1 year First party
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. 1 year First party
Name Description Lifespan Party data
JSESSIONID General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written in JSP. Usually used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server. Session First data
check Used by the system Session First data

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 on an aggregated basis, which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.

All information these cookies collect is aggregated to minimise the impact on your privacy.

For further information on how the PwC Belgian Member Firms, as data controller, processes your personal data, you can always consult our Privacy Statement.

Name Description Lifespan Party data
s_nr This cookie stores the date of visit and if visitor is new or returning. 1 year from set/update First data
s_ppvl This cookie is set by Adobe Analytics to store information on the percentage of the page displayed to the end user. Until end of the session First data
s_ppv Stores information on the percentage of the page displayed. Until end of the session First party
s_cc This cookie determines whether cookies are enabled in your browser. Until end of the session First party
AMCVS_ This is a pattern type cookie name associated with Adobe Marketing Cloud. It stores a unique visitor identifier, and uses an organisation identifier. Session Third party
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. 730 Days Third party
s_fid This cookie is 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 from set/update Third party
gpv This cookie is set by Adobe Analytics to store the quantity of pages the end user views when visiting websites. 30 minutes from set/update Third party
Name Description Lifespan Party data
pwc.tt.omtrdc.net Adobe Target cookie, gives website operators the ability to test which online content and offers are more relevant to visitors.   Third party
Name Description Lifespan Party data
AKA_A2 This cookie is generally provided by Akamai and is used for the Advanced Acceleration feature, which enables DNS Prefetch and HTTP2 Push. 44 minutes First party
_abck Security cookie used by Akamai bot Manager for bot filtering and routing. 1 Year First party
ak_bmsc Security cookie used by Akamai bot Manager for bot filtering and routing. 2 Hours First party
bm_sz Security cookie used by Akamai bot Manager for bot filtering and routing. 4 Hours First party
Name Description Lifespan Party data
crazyegg.com Please see the Crazyegg cookie policy: https://www.crazyegg.com/cookies Session Thirdy party
Name Description Lifespan Party data
_ga This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
13 Months Third party
_gat This cookie is used to reduce the rate of requests, to limit data collection on high traffic websites. 10 Minutes Third party
_gid This cookie stores a unique user session identifier used to distinguish users. 24 Hours Third party
_gaexp Used to determine a user's inclusion in an experiment and the expiry of experiments a user has been included in. Depends on the duration of the experiment. Third party
_gat_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx This cookie is used to reduce the rate of requests, to limit data collection on high traffic websites. 10 minutes Third party
_gclxxxx Google conversion tracking cookie 3 months First party
_gat_UA-nnnnnnn-nn This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites. a few seconds First party
_gat_UA- This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites. a few seconds First party
Name Description Lifespan Party data
script.hotjar.com Please see the Hotjar cookie policy: https://help.hotjar.com/hc/en-us/articles/115011789248-Hotjar-Cookie-Information Session Thirdy party
_hjAsboluteSessionInProgress This cookie is used to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie. 30 minutes  Third party
_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. Session Third party
_hjid Hotjar cookie that is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar 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. 365 days Third party
_hjIncludeInSample This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that user is included in the data sampling 30 Minutes Third party
Territory Name Description Lifespan Party data
pwc.be s_xxxx This domain is owned by Adobe/Omniture. The main business activity is: Analytics Session First party
pwc.by s_xxxx This domain is owned by Adobe/Omniture. The main business activity is: Analytics Session Third party
pwc.sc.omtrdc.net s_xxxx This domain is owned by Adobe/Omniture. The main business activity is: Analytics Session Third party
www-strategyand-pwc-com-dpe-staging.pwc.com s_xxxx This domain is owned by Adobe/Omniture. The main business activity is: Analytics Session Third party
pwc.com s_xxxx This domain is owned by Adobe/Omniture. The main business activity is: Analytics Session Third party
pwc.ie s_xxxx This domain is owned by Adobe/Omniture. The main business activity is: Analytics Session Third party
pwc.at s_xxxx This domain is owned by Adobe/Omniture. The main business activity is: Analytics Session Third party
pwc.no s_xxxx This domain is owned by Adobe/Omniture. The main business activity is: Analytics Session Third party
pwcavocats.com s_xxxx This domain is owned by Adobe/Omniture. The main business activity is: Analytics Session Third party
pwc.fr s_xxxx This domain is owned by Adobe/Omniture. The main business activity is: Analytics Session Third party
pwclegal.lu s_xxxx This domain is owned by Adobe/Omniture. The main business activity is: Analytics Session Third party
pwc.dk s_xxxx This domain is owned by Adobe/Omniture. The main business activity is: Analytics Session Third party
pwc.lu s_xxxx This domain is owned by Adobe/Omniture. The main business activity is: Analytics Session Third party
pwc.bg s_xxxx This domain is owned by Adobe/Omniture. The main business activity is: Analytics Session Third party
pwc.ch s_xxxx This domain is owned by Adobe/Omniture. The main business activity is: Analytics Session Third party

Customisation cookies

Overall, customisation cookies help us to understand how effective marketing campaigns and other information on our website is, and enhance your online experiences with the PwC Belgian Member Firms through the customisation of our website.

The PwC Belgian Member Firms may place such cookies to gather and analyse your clicking behaviour and other information on how you use our website and access the content available on our website. For example, we collect information about page visits and navigation (which content, for how long, in which order, etc.) to determine what articles and topics are of greatest interest to our users 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 and whether the set-up of our website is clear and user-friendly.

If you are a user who has registered to receive specific content or information on our website (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 would interest you most and make such content more easily available to you.

For further information on how PwC Belgian Member Firms, as data controller, processes your personal data, you can always consult our our Privacy Statement.

Name Description Lifespan Party data
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.
732 Days Third party
Name Description Lifespan Party data
__atuvc This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing site. It allows the user to see an updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. a year First party
__atuvs This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. 29 minutes First party
Name Description Lifespan Party data
_gat_UA-, vuid, _uetvid, _uetsid, _gid, _gclxxxx, _fbp, _ga   A few seconds, 3650 Days, 16 Days, 1 Day, 1 Day, 90 Days, 90 Days, 730 Days Third party

Advertising cookies

The PwC Belgian Member Firms may present ads to you on other sites to promote relevant services, articles or events. The these 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.

For further information on how the PwC Belgian Member Firms, as data controller, processes your personal data, you can always consult our Privacy Statement.

Name Description Lifespan Party data
__atrfs, __atrfs This domain is owned by Addthis. The main business activity is: AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising.  A few seconds, 52 years Third party
Name Description Lifespan Party data
uvc This domain is owned by AddThis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted behavioral advertising. Tracks how often a user interacts with AddThis a year Third Party
xtc This domain is owned by AddThis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted behavioral advertising. a year Third Party
Name Description Lifespan Party data
demdex.net This domain is owned by Adobe - Audience Manager. The main business activity is: Online profiling for targeted marketing This cookie helps Adobe Audience Manger perform basic functions such as visitor identification, ID synchronization, segmentation, modeling, reporting, etc. 6 Months

Third Party
demdex This domain is owned by Adobe - Audience Manager. The main business activity is: Online profiling for targeted marketing This cookie helps Adobe Audience Manger perform basic functions such as visitor identification, ID synchronization, segmentation, modeling, reporting, etc. 6 Months
dextp Records last time a data synchronization call was performed. This domain is owned by Adobe - Audience Manager. The main business activity is: Online profiling for targeted marketing 6 Months Third Party
dpm
This domain is owned by Adobe Audience Manager. The main business activity is online profiling for targeted marketing.
6 Months

Third Party
Name Description Lifespan Party data
IDE This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange. 13 months Third Party
test_cookie Test for cookie setting permissions in user's browser. 1 day Third Party
Name Description Lifespan Party data
ev_sync_dd This cookie is set by Adobe. Used to link anonymous analytics data into a visitor profile and help provide a personalised experience through the website, marketing and advertising. 1 Month Third Party
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 the said website. This domain is owned by Adobe. The main business activity is: Advertising 2 Years Third Party
everest_session_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 the said website. This domain is owned by Adobe. The main business activity is: Advertising Session Third Party
     
Name Description Lifespan Party data
_fbp Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers 90 days Third party
act Facebook ad statistics cookie. For more information, please refer to Facebook's Cookie Usage Policy. Session Third party
c_user Facebook ad statistics cookie. For more information, please refer to Facebook's Cookie Usage Policy 6 Months Third party
datr Facebook ad statistics cookie. For more information, please refer to Facebook's Cookie Usage Policy 1 Day Third party
fr Facebook ad statistics cookie. For more information, please refer to Facebook's Cookie Usage Policy 90 Days Third party
presence Facebook ad statistics cookie. For more information, please refer to Facebook's Cookie Usage Policy Session Third party
sb Facebook ad statistics cookie. For more information, please refer to Facebook's Cookie Usage Policy 2 Years Third party
spin Facebook ad statistics cookie. For more information, please refer to Facebook's Cookie Usage Policy 1 Day Third party
wd Facebook ad statistics cookie. For more information, please refer to Facebook's Cookie Usage Policy 7 Days Third party
xs Facebook ad statistics cookie. For more information, please refer to Facebook's Cookie Usage Policy 3 Months Third party
fbm_[id] Cookie managing the Facebook Connect feature. 1 Year Third party
fbsr_[id] Cookie managing the Facebook Connect feature. 1 hour 30 minutes Third party
locale Facebook ad statistics cookie. For more information, please refer to Facebook's Cookie Usage Policy. 7 Days Third party
Name Description Lifespan Party data
bcookie This cookie is used by LinkedIn to identify the browser ID. It is set from the LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags. For more information, please see the LinkedIn Cookie Policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy 2 Years First party
bscookie This cookie is used by LinkedIn to identify the secure browser ID. It is set from the LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags. For more information, please see the LinkedIn Cookie Policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy 2 Years Third party
lang
Sets default locale/language. For more information, please see the LinkedIn Cookie Policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
Until end of the session Third party
lidc This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain. Used for routing. For more information, please see the LinkedIn Cookie Policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy 1 Day Third party
lissc

Please see the LinkedIn Cookie Policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
1 Year Third party
AnalyticsSyncHistory This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain. a month Third party
UserMatchHistory This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain a month Third party
linkedin.com For more information, please see the LinkedIn Cookie Policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy   Third party
Territory Name Description Lifespan Party data
pwc.be check This domain is owned by Adobe/Omniture. The main business activity is: Analytics Session First party
Name Description Lifespan Party data
GPS 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. 30 Minutes First party
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is set by YouTube and allows YouTube to gather information about a visitor’s browser. PwC allows YouTube to set this cookie so that YouTube videos can be displayed on this site. 6 Months Third party
YSC
This cookie is set by YouTube and allows YouTube to gather information about a visitor’s browser. PwC allows YouTube to set this cookie so that YouTube videos can be displayed on this site.
Until end of the session Third party
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. 2 years Third party
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