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.
These cookies allow us to display content relevant to you and your interests, based on the way you have used our website previously.
Currently our website does not use these types of cookies.