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Use of cookies by strategy+business

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

Provider

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

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.
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
Google _utmvc This cookie enables the function of Google Analytics. Collects in formation on user behaviour on multiple websites. This information is used in order to optimize the relevance of advertisement on the website. First and Third Party 24 hours
Google __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 rc::a This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.   Session
Google rc::b This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.   Session
Google rc::c This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.   Session
Google GoogleAdServingTest Used to register what ads have been displayed to the user.   3 months
Google NID Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ad. Third Party 6 months
Google pcs/activeview Used by Google to determine whether website advertisement has been properly displayed - This is done to make their marketing efforts more efficient.   Session
Google r/collect This cookie is used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behavior. It tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Third Party Session
Google test_cookie Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies   24 hours
Google IDE Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user. Third party 2 years
MediaMind A6 Registers data on visitors from multiple visits and on multiple websites. This in formation is used to measure the efficiency of advertisement on websites.   24 hours
Oracle Eloqua ELOQUA This cookie is set by Eloqua and is used by PwC to track individual visitors and their use of some pages on this site. It is set when you first visit the site and updated on subsequent visits. Third Party Persistent 2 years
Oracle Eloqua ELQSTATUS This cookie is set by Eloqua and is used by PwC to track individual visitors and their use of some pages on this site. It is set when you first visit the site and updated on subsequent visits. Third Party Persistent 2 years
Oracle Eloqua svrGP.aspx Eloqua employs cookies in order for its server to recognize a return visitor as a unique user. The cookies placed by the Eloqua server are readable only by Eloqua, and cookies cannot access, read or modify any other data on a computer. Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information. We do link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.   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
Adobe Analytics _sdsat_landing_page Stores the first page you hit when visiting pwc.com First party, Session Until end of session
Adobe Analytics _sdsat_traffic_source Stores the site you came from before reaching pwc.com First party, Session Until end of session
Adobe Analytics _sdsat_pages_viewed Stores the quantity (number) of pages that you view during your visit. First party, Session Until end of session
Adobe Analytics _sdsat_lt_pages_viewed Stores the total number of pages viewed First party, Persistent 2 years from set/update
Adobe Analytics _sdsat_session_count Stores a session counter First party, Persistent 2 years from set/update
Adobe Analytics s_vi This cookie stores the visitor ID provided by our analytics provider whenever you first visit one of the Websites. Third Party Persistent 2 years from set/update
Adobe Analytics gpv This cookie stores the quantity of pages you view when visiting the Websites First and third party 30 minutes from set/update
Adobe Analytics s_nr This cookie stores the date(s) when you visit the Websites, and whether or not you are a new or returning visitor. First and third party 2 years from set/update
Adobe Analytics s_ppv Stores information on the percentage of the page displayed First and third party Until end of session
Adobe Analytics s_fid This cookie is a "fallback" visitor identifier where the s_vi cookie is for some reason blocked. It contains a randomly generated unique ID First and third party 5 years from set/update
Adobe Analytics s_ppvl Stores information on the percentage of the page displayed to you First and third party Until end of session
Adobe Analytics s_cc This cookie allows Adobe Analytics to determine whether or not cookies are enabled in your browser. First and third party Until end of session
Adobe Analytics s_sq This cookie is set and read by the JavaScript code when the ClickMap functionality and the Activity Map functionality are enabled; it contains information about the previous links that you clicked on the Websites. First party 2 years from set/update
Adobe Analytics AMCV_ Unique user ID to recognize user on return visits.   2 years
Adobe Analytics AMCVS_ Used by Adobe Experience Cloud to store a visitor ID that is used across Experience Cloud Solutions.   Session
Adobe Analytics demdex Audience Manager sets this cookie to assign a unique ID to a site visitor. The demdex cookie helps Audience Manger perform basic functions such as visitor identification, ID synchronization, segmentation, modeling, reporting, etc. Third Party 6 months
Adobe Analytics dpm Data management platforms use this cookie to record information around synchronisation of the user IDs they have collected.   6 months
Adobe Analytics everest_session_v2 This cookie is used to display personalized and relevant ads to the users and measure the efficiency of the ad campaign.   Session
Adobe Analytics everest_g_v2 Created after a user initially clicks a client's ad, and used to map the current and subsequent clicks with other events on the client's website Third party 2 years
Adobe Analytics mboxPC This cookie is set in order to make split-tests on the website, which optimizes the website's relevance towards the visitor. The cookie functions by making smaller alterations on the website and measuring the results. Third party 2 years
Adobe Analytics mboxSession This cookie is set in order to make split-tests on the website, which optimizes the website's relevance towards the visitor. The cookie functions by making smaller alterations on the website and measuring the results. Third party 1 day
Adobe Analytics mbox This cookie is used to collect non-personal information on the visitor's behavior and non-personal visitor statistics, which can be used by a third-party ad-targeting agency. Third party 1 day
Twitter i/adsct The cookie is used by Twitter.com in order to determine the number of visitors accessing the website through twitter advertisement content. Third Party Session
Tritter personalization_id Used on sites that share Twitter content and with Twitter share plugin. Third Party 2 years
Crazy Egg _ceir This cookie is set by CrazyEgg and records whether you have visited the Website. First party, Persistent 5 years
Crazy Egg _ceg.s This cookie is set by CrazyEgg and records anonymous usage activity on the site to help define heat maps and common user patterns to improve functionality and content development in the future. First and third party 3 months
Crazy Egg _ceg.u This cookie is set by CrazyEgg, in tandem with the anonymous usage patterns cookie, to understand repeat visitor patterns on the Websites. First and third party 3 months
Riddle SID This cookie is set by Riddle to identify the engagement session. It does not correspond to any user ID in the Web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information. Third party Session
strategy+business 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
Incapsula incap_ses_# Preserves user states across page requests. It is a HTTP cookie that expires at the end of a browsing session. This first party cookies is set by a third party service to filter out malicious requests. The information generated cannot identify you as an individual. First and Third Party Session
Incapsula visid_incap_ Incapsula DDoS Protection and Web Application Firewall: The cookie on which sessions are related to a specific visitor (visitor representing a specific computer) In order to identify clients which have already visited Incapsula. The only cookie that is persistent, for the duration of 12 months.   2 years
Termly __tlbcpv Used to record unique visitor views of the consent banner.   1 year
YouTube GPS This cookie is set by Youtube and registers a unique ID for tracking users based on their geographical location.   Session
YouTube YSC This cookies is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.   Session
YouTube VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.   5 months
strategy+business 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
strategy+business AWC_R_2051 This cookie prevents a page take-over advertisement from appearing on subsequent site visits. It is not used for tracking nor contain any personally identifiable information. First party 24 hours
strategy+business AWC_R_3018 This cookie prevents a newsletter overlay from appearing on subsequent site visits. It is not used for tracking nor contain any personally identifiable information. First party 30 days
strategy+business AWC_GDPR_0521 This cookie prevents a cookie policy overlay from appearing on subsequent site visits. It is not used for tracking nor contain any personally identifiable information. First party 30 days