Cookie Policy

Tata Consultancy Services Limited uses cookies (small text files placed on your device) and similar technologies to provide our websites and to help collect data. The text in a cookie often consists of a string of numbers and letters that uniquely identifies your computer, but it can contain other information as well.

Our Use of Cookies and Similar Technologies.

Tata Consultancy Services uses cookies and similar technologies for several purposes, which may include:

  • Storing your Preferences and Settings. Settings that enable our website to operate correctly or that maintain your preferences over time may be stored on your device.
  • Sign-in and Authentication. When you sign into our website using your credentials, we store a unique ID number, and the time you signed in, in an encrypted cookie on your device. This cookie allows you to move from page to page within the site without having to sign in again on each page. You can also save your sign-in information so you do not have to sign in each time you return to the site.
  • Security. We use cookies to detect fraud and abuse of our websites and services.

In addition to the cookies Tata Consultancy Services sets when you visit our websites, third parties may also set cookies when you visit Tata Consultancy Services’ sites. In some cases, that is because we have hired the third party to provide services on our behalf. We use cookies from Google reCAPTCHA to prevent abuse of the website and enhance its security (read Google’s privacy policy). Tata Consultancy Services sets cookies that are technical and necessary for the function of the website, for example, that allow you to browse the website and use the different options included in this for the management of the website and enable its functions and services, such as controlling data traffic and communication, identifying the session, managing payment, controlling any fraud linked to service security, completing event sign up or participation requests, counting visits for the purposes of invoicing the licenses for the software which allow the service to operate (website, platform or application), using safety elements during browsing, storing contents for video or audio broadcasting, enabling dynamic contents (for example, loading animation for a text or image) or share contents in social media.

Some of the cookies we commonly use are listed below. This list is not exhaustive, but it is intended to illustrate the main reasons we typically set cookies. If you visit one of our websites, the site may set some or all of the following cookies:

Cookie Name Description Cookie Category Website Name Expiry
ApplicationGatewayAffinity, JSESSIONID and NSC_WJQ_192.168.75.182 These cookies allow the browser to manage the browsing session and keep it alive for as long as it’s needed. First Party – Strictly Necessary tcs.com Session
NID NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information Third Party – Functional Google.com Persistent
PHPSESSID This cookie is generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is normally a random generated number, how it is used can be specific to the site, but a good example is maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages. First Party – Strictly Necessary sites.tcs.com

 

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How to Control Cookies

You can set your browser:

• To allow all cookies

• To allow only ‘trusted’ sites to send them

• To accept only those cookies from websites you are currently using.

We recommend not to block all cookies because TCS.com website uses them to work properly.

Please read below points to find out how to manage cookies in the major browsers.

Google Chrome:

Click on the “Menu” tab in the upper-right corner and then click on “Settings”.

To block cookies:

Settings → Click on “Advanced” to expand → Under Privacy and Security, Click on “Content Settings” → Click on “Cookies” → To block cookies, Click on toggle button next to this line “Allow sites to save and read cookie data (recommended)“ → This will block the cookies.

To check cookies:

Settings → Click on “Advanced” to expand → Under Privacy and Security → Click on “Content Settings” → Click on “Cookies” → See all cookies and site data → Click on the website and check the cookies used in that particular site.

 

Mozilla Firefox:

Click on the Menu tab in the upper-right corner → Click on Options → In the left side navigation, Click on Privacy and Security → Under History, Select “Use Custom setting for history” from the Drop down → Click on Show Cookies Buttons → Select the file which you want to remove and then click on remove selected button.

Internet Explorer:

Open Internet Explorer → Click on Tools menu in the upper-right corner → Click on Internet Options → This will open a window with many tab → Click on Privacy tab → Under Settings, move the slider to the top to block all cookies or to the bottom to allow all cookies → Then click Apply.

Open Internet Explorer → Click on Tools menu in the upper-right corner → Click on Internet Options → This will open a window with many tabs → Click on Privacy tab → Click on Sites button → Enter site name and then click Allow or Block button → If user clicks block button, that website is not allowed to use cookies in IE → Then click Apply.

Safari:

Open Safari → Click on Preferences from Safari menu → Go to Privacy tab → Click on “Remove all Website data” to remove all the stored data → Click Remove now button from the pop-up → Click on Details button under “Remove all Website data” → Select the sites you want to remove the data → Click Remove → Click Done.

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

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