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Use of cookies by strategy+business

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

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

CloudFlare __cfduid The __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. https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200170156-What-does-the-CloudFlare-cfduid-cookie-do- Third Party 5 years
ShareThis __unam The __unam cookie is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors clickstream activity, e.g., Web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page. The ShareThis service personally identifies you only if you have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given your consent. See more at: http://sharethis.com/privacy. Third Party 3 years
Google Analytics __utma 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 strategy-business.com, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to strategy-business.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 the accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure. First Party Persistent 2 years from set/ update.
Google Analytics __utmb 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 strategy-business.com, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to strategy-business.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 the accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure. First Party Persistent 30 minutes from set/ update.
Google Analytics __utmc Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backward compatibility purposes with sites still using the urchin.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 to a new or expired session. First Party Persistent Not set.
Google Analytics __utmv This cookie is not normally present in a default configuration of the tracking code. The __utmvcookie passes the information provided via the _setVar() method, which you use to create a custom user segment. This string is then passed to the Analytics servers in the GIF request URL via the utmcc parameter. This cookie is written only if you have added the¬_setVar() method for the tracking code on your website page. First Party Persistent 2 years from set/ update.
Google Analytics __utmz This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach strategy-business.com, 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 strategy-business.com. The cookie is updated with each page view to strategy-business.com. First Party Persistent 6 months from set/ update.
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 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 the accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure. First Party Persistent 2 years from set/ update.
Doubleclick for Publishers __gads This cookie is used by Google for a variety of purposes (e.g., ensuring Frequency Caps work correctly). It includes AdSense if you have AdSense enabled. This cookie is associated with the DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google. Its purpose is to monitor the showing of advertisements on the site, for which the owner may earn some revenue. The main purpose of this cookie is targeting/advertising. Third party Various
Google Analytics __utmt This cookie indicates the type of request, which is one of: event, transaction, item, or custom variable. If this value is not present in the GIF request, the request is typed as a page. Third party Various
Gatekeeper sid This is the primary session cookie for s+b visitors. It determines whether a website visitor is logged in or not. First party Session
Parse.ly _parsely_visitor Anonymous user identifier used to track new vs. returning visitors First party 30 days
Parse.ly _parsely_session Anonymous user identifier used to track behavior within the current session. First party Regenerated for each session; persists for 30 days
Parse.ly parsely_network_uuid Used to benchmark this site’s aggregated and anonymized browsing statistics against other publishers in the Parse.ly network. Third party Various
Social Sharing Tool SBHighlight This cookie marks whether the s+b social sharing highlighting tool (a tool that shows people how they can highlight and share text in an article) pop-up has been shown once. First party 1 year
Social Media Following Tool SBFollow This cookie indicates whether a pop-up displaying s+b’s social follow buttons after a user has shared social content has been shown once. First party 1 year