As you may be aware, recent legislation requires websites to gain visitors’ consent to use certain cookies. As a group, HSBC is working to implement appropriate changes to its websites as soon as possible.
What are cookies?
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: External site: Link opens in an overlay.
How cookies make our website safer and easier to use
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 statements 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.
How we work with trusted third parties
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.