Cookie Policy

Last updated on 1 November 2019

1. Automatic collection of personal information

In some instances, KPMG IT Service and its service providers use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to automatically collect certain types of information when you visit us online, as well as through emails that we may exchange. The collection of this information allows us to customize your online experience, improve the performance, usability and effectiveness of KPMG IT Service’s online presence, and to measure the effectiveness of our marketing activities.

1.1 IP addresses

An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the internet. It allows computers and servers to recognize and communicate with one another. IP addresses from which visitors appear to originate may be recorded for IT security and system diagnostic purposes. This information may also be used in aggregate form to conduct web site trend and performance analysis.

1.2 Cookies

Overview

Cookies comprise text files, which include particular information. When you visit our website, cookies are stored on your device (PC, tablet, mobile phone or any other device connected to the Internet). Some types of cookies are automatically deleted upon closing of the browser. Other types of cookies remain stored on your device and are sent back to our website upon each subsequent visit or to another website which recognizes and uses these cookies.

Cookies allow us to recognize you when you visit our website, which enables us to personalize your experience. Cookies perform numerous other tasks, such as allowing you to manage pages effectively. Cookies are also used to personalize the advertisements (Ads) you see while surfing.

On our website, a notification banner will appear allowing you to navigate cookies and other similar technologies and requiring your consent to use cookies. If you do not provide consent, your computer or internet-enabled device will not be tracked for marketing-related activities. A secondary type of cookie referred to as “user-input” cookies may still be required for necessary functionality. Such cookies will not be blocked through the use of this notification banner. Your selection will be saved in a cookie and is valid for a period of 90 days. If you wish to revoke your selection, you may do so by clearing your browser’s cookies.

Types of cookies

There are two main types of cookies depending on the period for which they remain stored on your device. On the basis of this criterion, we distinguish between the so called session and persistent cookies.

Session cookies remain stored on your device only while the browser you use is open and are automatically deleted upon its closing.

Persistent cookies remain stored, and are consequently accessed upon each of your next visits of the website, for a predetermined period of time, which may last for days, months or even years. Information on the exact storage periods for different cookies may be found below.

Cookies are divided on first party and third party cookies, depending on whether we set cookies or they are set by another organization with our leave. Third party cookies usually do not contribute to the functioning of the website, but are designated to extract information on your browsing, preferences and so on.

Cookies are also regularly divided into different types based on their designation. This distinction matters to you as it influences whether we are obliged under law to obtain your consent to set and to subsequently access the information stored in the cookie.

When your consent is necessary to allow our use of cookies?

Here you will find information concerning your rights related to the use of cookies and how you can manage them in accordance with your preferences.

Although most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can choose whether or not to accept cookies via your browser’s settings (often found in your browser’s Tools or Preferences menu). You may also delete cookies from your device at any time. However, please be aware that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to fully experience some of our web sites’ features. Further information about managing cookies can be found in your browser’s help file or through sites such as www.allaboutcookies.org.

In accordance with applicable legislation in force, whenever we wish to and before we store cookies on your device via our website, you must first grant your consent therefor. In order to allow you to make a proper decision as to the setting of a particular cookie, we provide you with clear and exhaustive information concerning cookies and their designation.

There are exceptions to the rule that your consent is needed. These exceptions concern the so called strictly necessary cookies and cookies for functionalities requested directly by you. Information on these may be found below.

You may change your cookies settings at any time via our Cookies Settings page , as well.

Below is a list of the types of cookies used on our web sites:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These are cookies that are needed for the normal operation of the website. Since these cookies are essential for its functioning, these cannot be deactivated through our Cookies Navigation Pane.

The above cookies facilitate the very transmission of information in view of using the Internet or are stored in response to your actions while surfing by means of which you requested a particular service or functionality, such as the saving of information filled in forms, language preferences and other similar scenarios.

For the use of these cookies we do not need to obtain your prior consent. Still, if you would like not to allow storage of this type of cookies, you may set your browser to block them. This will make it impossible for you to use some part of functionalities of our website.

Cookies used:

ProviderCookiesPurposeExpiry
addtoany.com__cfduidUsed by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.1 year
google.comrc::aThis cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.Persistent
google.comrc::bThis cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.Session
google.comrc::cThis cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.Session
google.comNIDThe NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language, how many search results you wish to have shown per page, and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.6 months

Performance Cookies

These are cookie that allow us to count the visits of our website and traffic sources, in order to analyse this information in the aim of enhancing the performance of our website functioning. By means of these cookies we may find out which pages are least popular and to gain insight on how visitors navigate through different pages.

We use the information gathered by these cookies to extract statistical information about the visits and the functioning of our website. To use these cookies we need your prior consent. If you do not allow their use we will not gain information on when you visited our website and we will not be able to track its performance.

Cookies used:

ProviderCookiesPurposeExpiry
kpmg-its.bg_gaRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.2 years
kpmg-its.bg_gatUsed by Google Analytics to throttle request rate1 day
kpmg-its.bg_gidRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.1 day

Other third party tools and widgets may be used on our individual web pages to provide additional functionality. Use of these tools or widgets may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use, and ensure your interaction is displayed on our webpages properly.

Cookies by themselves do not tell us your email address, but may contain other pieces of personal data. In our analytical reports, we may obtain other identifiers including IP addresses, but this is for the purpose of identifying the number of unique visitors to our web sites and geographic origin of visitor trends, and not to identify individual visitors.

1.3 Google Analytics

KPMG uses Google Analytics. More information about how Google Analytics is used by KPMG can be found here: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

To provide website visitors with more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google have developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not prevent information from being sent to the website itself or to other web analytics services.

1.4 Web beacons

A web beacon is a small image file on a web page that can be used to collect certain information from your computer, such as an IP address, the time the content was viewed, a browser type, and the existence of cookies previously set by the same server. KPMG only uses web beacons in accordance with applicable laws for cookies and other similar technologies.

KPMG or its service providers may use web beacons to track the effectiveness of third party web sites that provide us with recruiting or marketing services or to gather aggregate visitor statistics and manage cookies.

You have the option to render some web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies. The web beacon may still record a visit from your IP address but cookie information will not be recorded.

In some of our newsletters and other communications, we may monitor recipient actions such as email open rates through embedded links within the messages. We collect this information to gauge user interest and to enhance future user experiences.

2. Social media widgets and applications

KPMG web sites may include functionality to enable sharing via third party social media applications, such as the Facebook Like button and Twitter widget. These social media applications may collect and use information regarding your use of our web site (see details on ‘Social Sharing’ cookies above). Any personal information that you provide via such social media applications may be collected and used by other members of that social media application and such interactions are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide the application. We do not have control over, or responsibility for, those companies or their use of your information.

In addition, our web site may host blogs, forums, crowd-sourcing and other applications or services (collectively “social media features”). The purpose of social media features is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and content. Any personal information that you provide on any KPMG social media feature may be shared with other users of that social media feature (unless otherwise stated at the point of collection), over whom we may have limited or no control.

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