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Privacy Notice

Last updated:  14 January 2016


This Privacy Notice is intended to describe the practices EY follows in relation to EY Building a better working world (the "Site") with respect to the privacy of all individuals whose personal information is processed and stored in the Site. At EY, we have focused on implementing fair information practices that are designed to protect your privacy and your personal data. We believe that everyone benefits from the free flow of information when that information is gathered and used responsibly. If you have any questions or you feel that your concerns have not been addressed by this Privacy Notice, please feel free to contact your usual EY representative on "Who to Contact".

Who manages the Site?

"EY" refers to one or more of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited ("EYG"), each of which is a separate legal entity, and each of which can act as a data controller in its own right. EYG, which is the principal coordinating entity of its member firms, is a UK company limited by guarantee. It does not provide services to clients. The entity that is acting as data controller by providing this Portal on which your information will be processed and stored is EY Global Services Limited, a private company limited by shares in England and Wales, registered office, 6 More London Place, London, SE1 2DA.  EY Global Service Limited's business is confined to the supply of services to EYG and its member firms. The information you provide here may be shared by EY Global Service Limited with one or more member firms of EYG located throughout the world (see 'Why do we need your information?' section below).

EYG has engaged OgilvyOne Business, 10 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QE, to design, develop and build the Site and OgilvyOne Business will also manage the Portal on EY’s behalf. The Site is hosted on Rackspace servers based in the United Kingdom which are managed on EY’s behalf by OgilvyOne Business.  

What cookies do we use?

When landing on this Site, you have been given the opportunity to either accept cookies used on this Site or to decline. If you have accepted our use of cookies, the following information relates to cookies used on this Site only.   Please note that any consent to accept cookies or to decline is limited to this Site only and not to other EY sites or any pages on, which may be hyperlinked to this Site.  For more information on cookies used by those sites, outside of, please refer to the specific privacy notice on those sites.  If you have questions please contact us on “Who to Contact”.

By accepting cookies on this Site, outlined in more detail below, you have accepted cookies which perform four functions, as classified below:

  1. Essential/Strictly Necessary Cookies - Some cookies we use are essential to the functioning of the Site.
  2. Performance Cookies - Some cookies help us with the performance and design of this Site. This allows us to measure whether and how many times a page has been visited.
  3. Functionality Cookies - Some cookies help us to remember your settings which you may have selected, or assist with other functionality when you browse and use the Site. This helps us to remember what you have selected, so that on your return visit we remember your preferences.
  4. Tracking Cookies - we use cookies to track user activity and sessions, which helps us to understand your interests as you browse the content on the Site, so we can tailor and deliver to you a more personalised service in the future.   In addition, some tracking cookies allows us to understand more information about you. 

If you have accepted cookies on this Site you still have the option of setting your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, so that you may determine whether to accept it or not, alternatively you can set your browser to block all cookies. However, please be aware that if you do turn off 'cookies' in your browser, you will not be able to fully experience some of the features of this Site. 

This Site deploys the following cookies:

Cookie Provider

Name of Cookie

Purpose of Cookie

Type of Cookie

Duration of Cookie

Google Analytics


Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

First party

2 years

Google Analytics


Used to throttle request rate.

First party

10 minutes

Google Analytics


Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

First party

30 mins

Google Analytics


Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

First party

End of browser session

Google Analytics


Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

First party

6 months

Google Analytics


Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

First party

2 years



This cookie is used to identify a unique visitor and for sessionization. It is set by the tag server and contains the VisitorID, Site ID, Time of last access, and Time of start of visit

Third Party Persistent

2 years



This cookie is used to identify a unique visitor and for sessionization. It is set by the JavaScript and contains the VisitorID, Time of last access, and Time of start of visit

First Party Persistent

2 years



Detects initial bandwidth capability
for FMS streaming and progressive download deliveries

First party

current session


LinkedIn Insight Tag

Enable in-depth campaign reporting and discover new business demographics by layering LinkedIn data to website visitors data. With the tag we will also be able to track all campaign metrics including Engagement against LinkedIn data and compare it against visitors that have not seen LinkedIn ads. The tag stores anonymous Business Demographic profile data for the user, not personally identifiable information.

Third Party Session

Stored for up to 6 months


EY USD's Pixel

This tag can be used for event tracking and remarketing purposes. We can create audiences of people depending on the events they perform and pages they visit, analyse the audiences once they reach a size of +10k, use them for retargeting and also for lookalike audience generation.

Third Party Session

180 days maximum



DoubleClick uses cookies to improve advertising. Some common applications are to target advertising based on what’s relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance, and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen.

Third Party

24 Months



Created after web shares via the web intents api.

Third Party

24 Months

If you have any questions in relation to the cookies we use please contact us. Visit the cookies settings page to edit your cookie preferences.

Website Usage Data

With or without cookies, this Site keeps track of usage data, such as the source addresses that page requests come from, IP addresses or domain names, the dates and times of the page requests, the referring web sites, and other parameters in the URLs. This information is stored in log files and may be linked to other information about you. We use this data to better understand site usage in the aggregate and for aggregated statistical reporting.

Third-party links

Please be aware that this Site sometimes contains links to other sites that are not governed by this privacy notice. Visitors to this Site may be directed to third-party sites for more information. We make no representations or warranties regarding how user data is stored or used on third-party servers. We recommend reviewing the privacy notice of each third-party site linked from this Site to determine their use of your personal data.

Contact us

If you have questions or you do not feel that your concerns have been addressed in this Privacy Notice, contact us.