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Cookie policy

In this policy, ‘we’ and ‘us’ refer to HSBC UK Bank plc.

Cookies are small pieces of information sent to your computer or browsing device when you access a website. These files are not computer programmes and cannot be used to cause damage to your computer. They are often essential to helping us provide you with a good on-line experience. Some areas of the site may not function correctly without the use of cookies.

This site uses session cookies, sometimes referred to as transient cookies, to collect usage information and to enable the web session to be continuous.

These cookies are pieces of non-personal data, which last only for the duration of the browser session. They will share aggregated usage information with the suppliers on the website. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify you.

We will not use cookies to:

• Store personal information on your hard drive
• Send personal information to 3rd parties

What type of cookies do we use?

Google Analytics

These are common website tracking tools that give us general statistics about website usage, how people move around the site and the type of things they buy. They help us spot problems and make improvements as a result. Visit The Google Analytics website for more information.

What cookies can't do

Cookies...

  • Can't read your hard disk.
  • Can't obtain your login email address, or other information unless you volunteer the information.
  • Can't be used to create viruses or destructive programs on your computer.
  • Can't be used to instantly fill up your hard drive.

Your Consent
By using this website, you consent to our collection and use of this information. If there are any changes to this privacy policy, they will be posted on this page so that you're always aware of what information we collect and use, and under what circumstances it is disclosed.

If you decide to not allow any of the cookies, you can do that by changing your internet browser settings to disable the use of cookies. Please note if you refuse the cookies you may experience slower running times and you may not be able to access all of our website content. The method to disable or delete cookies on your computer depends on the browser you use (for instance Internet Explorer, FireFox, Opera, Chrome etc).

Firstly, you need to identify the browser you are using. Usually, this 'version number' is shown in an ‘About’ section in the help or tools section of your browser.

We recommend you visit the About Cookies website where there are easy-to-follow instructions for both deleting and controlling cookies via your browser settings.

Other resources that provide further information on cookies which may be of help:

www.aboutcookies.org
www.allaboutcookies.org
youronlinechoices.com/uk

We are not responsible for the content of external websites.