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: 

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts. More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes: 

 

Cookie Name  Description  Cookie   

Category 

Domain  Expiry 
OptanonAlertBoxClosed  This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust. It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user. The cookie has a one year lifespan and contains no personal information.  Third Party –
Strictly Necessary Cookie 
onetrust.com  Persistent 
OptanonConsent  This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor.  Third Party –
Strictly Necessary Cookie 
onetrust.com  Persistent 
ApplicationGatewayAffinity  This cookie is provided by Azure Environment. Internally azure uses this cookie for internal load balancing.  First Party –
Strictly Necessary Cookie 
eus-prod-tcsdss-traffic-mgr.trafficmanager.net  Session 
ApplicationGatewayAffinityCORS  This cookie is used by Azure Apps to keep a user session on the same server. ApplicationGatewayAffinityCORS helps to maintain sticky sessions even for cross-origin requests.  First Party –
Strictly Necessary Cookie 
eus-prod-tcsdss-traffic-mgr.trafficmanager.net  Session 
 

 

__cfduid 

 

 

This domain is owned by OneTrust, a privacy management software which helps organizations achieve compliance with global regulations.  Third Party –
Strictly Necessary Cookie 
onetrust.com 

 

Persistent 

 

_hjIncludedInSample  This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate Funnels. This is a session cookie which is destroyed when the user leaves the site.  Third Party – 
Performance Cookies 
hotjar.com  Session 
_hjCachedUserAttributes  This cookie stores User Attributes which are sent through the Hotjar Identify API, whenever the user is not in the sample. These attributes will only be saved if the user interacts with a Hotjar Feedback tool.  Third Party –
Performance Cookies 
hotjar.com  Session 
_ga  This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics – which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.  Third Party –
Performance Cookies 
tcs.com  Persistent 
_gat  This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.  Third Party –
Performance Cookies 
tcs.com  Persistent 
_hjid  Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.  Third Party –
Targeting Cookies 
tcs.com  Session 
_gid  This cookie is used to store “Session ID” and to group the entire session’s activity together for each user.  Third Party –
Performance Cookies 
tcs.com  Persistent 
_mkto_trk  This cookie is associated with an email marketing service provided by Marketo. This tracking cookie allows a website to link visitor behaviour to the recipient of an email marketing campaign, to measure campaign effectiveness.  First Party –
Performance Cookies 
tcs.com  Persistent 
DRIVE_STREAM  This domain is owned by Google. The main business activity is: Office Documents and File Storage  Third Party –
Functionality Cookies 
drive.google.com  Session 
jetpackState  Stores the state message passed back to the user across requests regarding feature activation.  Third Party –
Functionality Cookies 
dss.tcs.com  Session 
__atrfs  This domain is owned by Addthis. Used to collect anonymous statistical data.  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies
 
s7.addthis.com  Persistent 
__atuvc  This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
s7.addthis.com  Persistent 
__atuvs  This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. This is believed to be a new cookie from AddThis which is not yet documented, but has been categorised on the assumption it serves a similar purpose to other cookies set by the service.  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
s7.addthis.com  Persistent 
bcookie  This is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie for sharing the content of the website via social media  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
linkedin.com  Persistent 
bscookie  Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
linkedin.com  Persistent 
bt2  This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing platform and enables site visitors to share content to the most popular social networks and other platforms via a browser or website plug-in.  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
addthis.com  Persistent 
di2  This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing platform and enables site visitors to share content to the most popular social networks and other platforms via a browser or website plug-in.  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
addthis.com  Persistent 
IDE  This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
doubleclick.net  Persistent 
JSESSIONID  This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
linkedin.com  Session 
lang  This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. This sub-domain is connected with LinkedIn’s marketing services that enable website owners to gain insight into types of users on their site based on LinkedIn profile data, to improve targeting.  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
linkedin.com  Session 
lang  This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. This sub-domain is connected with LinkedIn’s marketing services that enable website owners to gain insight into types of users on their site based on LinkedIn profile data, to improve targeting.  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
ads.linkedin.com  Session 
lang  This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies.  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
cdn.syndication.twimg.com  Session 
lidc  This is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie that ensures the proper functioning of this website.  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
linkedin.com  Persistent 
lissc  This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
linkedin.com  Persistent 
li_sugr  Browser Identifier cookie  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
linkedin.com  Persistent 
loc  Stores the visitors geolocation to record location of sharer  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
addthis.com  Persistent 
NID  NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
google.com  Persistent 
ouid  This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing platform and enables site visitors to share content to the most popular social networks and other platforms via a browser or website plug-in.  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
addthis.com  Persistent 
test_cookie  This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
doubleclick.net  Session 
uid  This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing platform and enables site visitors to share content to the most popular social networks and other platforms via a browser or website plug-in.  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
addthis.com  Persistent 
UserMatchHistory  This cookie is used to track visitors so that more relevant ads can be presented based on the visitor’s preferences.  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
linkedin.com  Persistent 
uvc  Tracks how often a user interacts with AddThis  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
addthis.com  Persistent 
vc  This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing platform and enables site visitors to share content to the most popular social networks and other platforms via a browser or website plug-in.  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
addthis.com  Persistent 
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress  This cookie is used to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
hotjar.com  Persistent 
xtc  This domain is owned by AddThis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted behavioral advertising.  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
addthis.com  Persistent 
_hjMinimizedPolls  Hotjar cookie that is set once a visitor minimizes a Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimized when the visitor navigates through your site  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
hotjar.com  Session 
_hjDonePolls  Hotjar cookie that is set once a visitor completes a poll using the Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the same poll does not reappear if it has already been filled in  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 

 

hotjar.com  Session 

 

_hjTLDTest  When the Hotjar script executes we try to determine the most generic cookie path we should use, instead of the page hostname. This is done so that cookies can be shared across subdomains (where applicable). To determine this, we try to store the _hjTLDTest cookie for different URL substring alternatives until it fails. After this check, the cookie is removed.  Third Party-
Targeting Cookies 
hotjar.com  Session 

 

 

How to Control Cookies Manually 

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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