As you may be aware, recent legislation requires websites to gain visitors’ consent to use certain cookies. We’re working to implement appropriate changes to our website as soon as possible.
Do cookies mean I could get cold calls or junk mail?
Can cookies pass on my personal information to others?
The only time we may share personal information gathered through cookies, is when you have given us express consent to do so by applying for a product or service.
Do cookies compromise my security when I’m logged on to Internet Banking?
The cookies we use are completely safe and secure. In fact, many of them are used purely to provide important security features such as protecting your data and your accounts.
More information about cookies can be found on allaboutcookies.org
Cookies are used for a variety of reasons, such as to safeguard your privacy when browsing the site. They allow you to use functions such as being able to visit the website when logged in to Internet Banking and use secure online application forms. If you leave a secure session window open when logged in to Internet Banking, cookies will enhance your security by prompting you to end, and/or automatically ending, your secure session.
Cookies can also allow us to tailor the content of our website to suit your interests. For example, instead of displaying promotional messages about products you already have, they let us show you other services you may be interested in.
Finally, we use ‘analytics’ cookies to help us make our website better for those who visit it regularly. They help us work out what users like and don’t like and how we can improve things for you.
When we include links to other websites, please bear in mind they will have their own privacy and cookie policies that will govern the use of any information you submit. We recommend you read their policies as HSBC is not responsible or liable for their privacy practices.
Third parties are trusted suppliers to HSBC, and may include providers and partners who provide important functionality to our website.
The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other web-enabled devices are typically set up to accept cookies. If you wish to amend your cookie preferences for this website or any other websites, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser’s ‘help’ function will tell you how to do this.
However, please remember that cookies are often used to enable and improve certain functions on our website. If you choose to switch certain cookies off, it is likely to affect how our website works. For example, if your browser is set to disable ‘session’ cookies, although you will still be able to view our public website, you won’t be able to log on to Internet Banking.
More information about how to disable cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org
To find out more about how HSBC protects your privacy when using website, see our Website Privacy Statement.