Cookie Policy

For 25 years, PA has acted as a strategic advisor to governments, corporations, and individuals. Our role is to analyse the challenge, devise and implement the strategy, and help our clients achieve the right result.

A cookie is a piece of data stored locally on your computer and contains information about your activities on the internet.

Like most websites and applications, we use cookies to help provide you with the best experience whilst using our service. The cookies we use are split between the following categories:

1. Strictly Necessary Cookies - which are an essential part of our service and affect the way you can use our site (e.g security & authentication);

2. Performance Cookies - which are used for analytics (e.g understanding usage on our website); and

3. Functionality Cookies - which collect information about your device to help you customize our service (e.g remembering your time zone settings or accessing inline help)

Below is a list of the cookies currently set by our domain (first-party cookies):






Strictly necessary cookies

AWS Classic Load Balancer Cookie: Load Balancing Cookie: Used to map the session to the instance.

1 hour

Performance cookies

Google analytics cookie. Used to distinguish users and sessions.

2 years

Performance cookies

Tracking ID for the analytics

2 years

Performance cookies

Tracking ID for the analytics

2 years

Performance cookies

Used to distinguish users.

24 hours

As well as cookies that are set by domains we control (first-party cookies), you may also see cookies set by a third party (third-party cookies). These are set when you interact with certain parts of our service and are used by these third-party services to understand your preferences and sometimes tailor content they show you.  

On our site, we use cookies to track users' progress through the site, allowing us to make improvements based on usage data. We also use cookies if you log in to one of our online services to enable you to remain logged in to that service. A cookie helps you get the best out of the Site and helps us to provide you with a more customised service.

Once you close your browser, our access to the cookie terminates. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. To change your browse settings you should go to your advanced preferences.

An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), so you can access the Internet. We may use your IP address to diagnose problems with our server, report aggregate information, and determine the fastest route for your computer to use in connecting to our site, and to administer and improve the site.

We are required to obtain your consent to use cookies.

Do I have to accept cookies?

The majority of browsers are set up to accept cookies by default but you can change the way your browser handles cookies if you wish. You could reject them by default or be notified when a website is trying to set or update cookie. Exactly how you disable cookies depends on the browser or device you are using. The help feature on most browsers will tell you how you how you can manage and or disable cookies. If you disable cookies on your browser, certain features or parts of our service may not function correctly or will have a degraded experience.