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. We use the following cookies on this Site:
- 'analytics' cookies, to analyse how users use this Site 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;
- 'strictly necessary' cookies, which are essential to ensure performance of the Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Site; and
- ‘tailored content’ cookies, which are cookies that allow us to display content relevant to you and your interests, based on the way you have used our website previously.
For a detailed description of the ‘analytics’ and strictly necessary’ cookies that we use on this Site, please see below.
More information about cookies can be found on www.allaboutcookies.org.
How cookies make our websites safer and easier to use
Cookies are used for a variety of reasons, such as to improve the functionality and performance of this Site and to allow us to tailor the content of the Site to suit your interests.
When we include links to third party 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 we are not responsible or liable for any third party's privacy practices.
How you can manage your cookies
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 Site, you can generally do this through your browser settings. Your browser's 'help' function will tell you how to do this.
You do not have to accept cookies, however, please remember that cookies are often used to enable and improve certain functions on our Site. If you choose to switch certain cookies off, it is likely to affect how our Site works and you may not be able to access all or parts of the Site.
For more information about how to disable cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
How long the cookies will remain on your computer
The single session cookie is a temporary cookie which remains in the cookie file of your browser until you close the browser.
The other cookies will remain in the cookie file of your browser after the closing of the browser, and will become active again when you reopen the Website. These cookies have different expiration dates. Following expiry of a cookie, a new version of that cookie will be downloaded when you next visit the Website, unless you have withdrawn your consent in the meantime.
How we work with trusted third parties
Third parties are trusted suppliers to HSBC. They include our insurance policy providers, partners who provide important functionality to our website, such as our live chat service, and partners who help us improve our website, such as Adobe Analytics, who provide statistics about which pages are visited most frequently.
You will only ever be shown HSBC-branded advertisements on our website - never those from other companies. Of course, you may see HSBC-branded advertisements when browsing other companies' websites too. Some of these will be general campaign-related adverts but others will be tailored to your likely interests based upon previous web browsing activity - these can be easily identified as they feature a small blue AdChoices icon in the corner of the advert. If you want to opt-out of receiving targeted adverts from HSBC, please read our FAQs.
More about your privacy
If you’d like further information on anything we’ve said in this privacy notice, or to contact our Data Protection Officer, contact us at P.O. Box 6201, Coventry CV3 9HW, UK addressed ‘for the attention of the DPO’. A list of cookies that we use
Please see below for a detailed list of the ‘analytics’ cookies used on this Site.
||This cookie is used by Adobe Analytics to identify a unique visitor.
||This cookie is used by Adobe Analytics to identify a unique visitor
||This cookie is used by Adobe Analytics to identify a unique visitor if the standard s_vi cookie is unavailable due to third-party cookie restrictions.
||This cookie is used by Adobe Target. It keeps a number of values to manage how visitors experience Target campaigns.
Strictly necessary cookies
Please see below for a detailed list of the ‘strictly necessary’ cookies used on this Site.
||This cookie is automatically generated by asp.net. It is used to identify the user’s session on the server. The session being an area on the server that can be used to store data in between http requests.
||Audience Manager sets this cookie to assign a unique ID to a site visitor. The demdex cookie helps Audience Manger perform basic functions such as visitor identification, ID synchronization, segmentation, modeling, reporting, etc.
||This cookie will be used to store the session referrer.
||This cookie is used by our sites to manage tags on each of our pages.
||PWS application use this to define context language
||The image index cookie name.
Tailored content cookies
Please see below for a detailed list of the ‘tailored content’ cookies used on this Site.
|uuid (or uuidc)
||MediaMath uses this cookie to identify a unique visitor. It contains a unique, pseudonymous browser identifier. It does not contain information that is reasonably linkable to an identifiable person such as a real name, email, phone number, government identifier, or financial account number.
||MediaMath uses this cookie to hold attributes about the browser for fraud prevention and other technical optimizations.
|MediaMath uses this cookie to synchronize the visitor ID with a limited number of trusted exchanges and data partners
|MediaMath uses these cookies for advertisers that intend to buy ads on certain supply sources. They contain an Advertiser ID and timeout information.
||MediaMath uses this cookie to record and maintain consumer opt-out choices.