Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your computer, smartphone or other device for accessing the Internet, whenever you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
Some of the functions that cookies perform can also be achieved using similar technologies. This policy refers to ‘cookies’ throughout; however it also covers these alternate mechanisms.
More information about cookies can be found on allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies are used for a variety of reasons, such as to improve website functionality and performance and to safeguard your privacy when you’re browsing our website.
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. They include partners who provide important functionality to our website, and partners who help us improve our website, such as Webtrends, who provide statistics about which pages are visited most frequently.
We will not share any personal information gathered through the cookies on this website with third parties.
These cookies are vital to us providing key features of our website, such as the ability to use online tools, log on securely and save your favourite articles.
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These cookies give you extra functionality, such as being able to ask us to remember your preferences. They also let us monitor how our website is performing so we can make regular improvements.
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We have always used cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. As part of a change in legislation, all websites are now required to provide additional information on what cookies are, how they are used and what benefits they bring.
Our cookies do not store personal information such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address.
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.
The cookies we use cannot look into your computer, smartphone or other device for accessing the Internet and obtain information about you, your family or your business, or read any material kept on your hard drive.
Our cookies cannot be used by anyone else who has access to the computer to find out anything about you, other than the fact that someone using the computer may have visited a certain website.
If you wish to opt out of all cookies for this website and any other website, 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 improve certain functions on our website. If you choose to switch certain cookies off, it could affect how our website works.
More information about how to disable cookies can be found on allaboutcookies.org
More information about cookies can be found on allaboutcookies.org