When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast
Cookies for measuring use of services so our service is available when you want it and fast, we measure numbers and volumes of visitors, and to understand what visitors want to use and not to use, so we can improve the service you receive and archive what is not used.
Typical content: randomly generated number (ASP code)
Purpose: to remember selections or preferences made during the visit
Expires: when user exits browser
Cookies when you log in
Purpose: to remember selections or preferences made during your log in session.
Expires: when user exits browser, or if you choose “remember me” then 1 year
Purpose: 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 accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.
Expires: 2 years
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