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Cookie Policy


Cookies & Internet Advertising

Visiting our website with your browser settings adjusted to accept cookies tells us that you wish to make use of our website information and website features and that you therefore consent to our use of cookies and other digital technologies to provide them to you as described in this notice and in our Privacy Policy. See below for information on how to modify the settings in your browser to notify you when you receive a new cookie and disable cookies altogether.

Cookies We Use and Why We Use Them

Cookie NameTypeFromWhat it doesExpires
ASP.NET_SessionIdSessiontemplateUsed to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.Session
WD4PubSESSIONIDSessiontemplateUsed to maintain an anonymised user session by the server for #tag and v5.Session
_WebdadiCookieUseFirst PartytemplateRemembers if user accepted or declined cookies5 years
PREFThird PartyyoutubeThe pref cookie will track user preferences and serve up related content or adverts within an embedded YouTube video2 years
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE,YSCThird PartyyoutubeUsed to help track the number of views for a particular video.Session
__zlcmidThird PartyzopimUsed to store Zopim Live Chat ID to identify the device during visits6 months
__cfduidThird PartycloudflareThe "__cfduid" cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. It does not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information.5 years
__utmaFirst PartygoogleThis 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/gx, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to pwc.com/gx 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.2 years
__utmbFirst PartygoogleThis cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with pwc.com/gx. When a user views a page on pwc.com/gx, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on pwc.com/gx; this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on pwc.com/gx for longer than 30 minutes.30 minutes
__utmcFirst PartygoogleHistorically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility purposes with sites still using theurchin.js tracking code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser. However, if you are debugging your site tracking and you use the ga.js tracking code, you should not interpret the existence of this cookie in relation toSession
__utmzFirst PartygoogleThis cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach pwc.com/gx, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within pwc.com/gx. The cookie is updated with each page view to pwc.com/gx.6 months
_gaFirst PartygoogleThis 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 strategyand.pwc.com, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to strategyand.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.2 years
_gat_UA-*First PartygoogleThis 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.10 minutes
_gat_gtag_*First PartygoogleUsed to limit the percentage of requests. It compiles information about how visitors use the site.1 minute
_gidFirst PartygoogleCookie used to differentiate users.1 minute
NIDFirst PartygoogleCookie used to set user preferences6 months
frThird PartyfacebookEncrypted Facebook ID and Browser ID3 months
continuous_play_v3Third PartyvimeoUsed to keep track of whether continuous play is on or not for a user1 year
playerThird PartyvimeoA user's HTML/Flash mode preference1 year
vuidThird PartyvimeoVimeo Analytics unique id1 year
ajs_anonymous_idThird PartymatterportThis helps us count how many people visit the site by tracking if you’ve visited before1 year
ajs_group_idThird PartymatterportUsed to identify known users and track their site activity1 year
ajs_user_idThird PartymatterportThis allows segment.io to collect data about your usage on site1 year


How We Use Them

A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a piece of data stored by a website such as ours here within your browser, and then subsequently sent back to the same website by your browser in order that our systems are able to recognise your browser and to provide services, such as remembering your name or what you have selected as your favourite items, for the next time you visit the website.
We use cookies for the following purposes, not limited to but including the following:

  • Identifying you when you sign-in to our site. This allows us to provide you with recommendations, display personalised content, recognise you as a user, and enable you to add properties using bookmarking technology, such as adding to a "My Favourites" feature, among other customised features and services we provide.
  • Keeping track of your specified preferences. This allows us to honour your likes and dislikes, such as whether or not you would like to properties that match your criteria. You may generally exercise your preferences through Your Account.
  • Remembering your registration details such as your address so you do not have to type it in again, the next time you use a form of ours.

Cookies and Browser Settings

The Help menu located on the menu bar of most internet browsers will inform you how to restrict your browser from accepting new cookies from websites, how to set the browser to notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. In addition, you may disable or delete related data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer for further help.

Website Personalisation

Our website displays information you make available to us when you interact with our sites, content, or services. Products and services, are displayed to you based on information from activities such as using any search, bookmarking or adding to favourites facility on our websites, interacting with order forms or terms and conditions.
Like other online ad networks, we use cookies, web beacons (also known as action tags or single-pixel gifs), and other technologies (collectively, "cookies"). Cookies enable us to learn about what banner ads or hyperlink items you see, what banner ads or hyperlink items you click, and other actions you take on our website. This allows us to provide you with more useful and relevant info text or graphics relating to the reason you are using our website. For example, if we know what information you prefer to see we can be careful not to show you irrelevant information.
We do not provide any personal information to advertisers or to third party sites that display our interest-based banner ads. However, advertisers and other third-parties (including the ad networks, ad-serving companies, and other service providers they may use) may assume that users who interact with or click on a personalised ad or content are part of the group that the ad or content is directed towards (for example, users in South West London who browsed for properties in South West London). Also, some third-parties may provide us information about you (such as demographic information from Facebook or other social media networks that we register you through upon your request to do so).
We do not have access to or control over cookies or other features that advertisers and third party sites may use, and the information practices of these advertisers and third party websites are not covered by our Privacy Policy or this webpage. Please contact them directly for more information about their privacy practices.