As you may be aware, recent legislation requires websites to gain visitors' consent to use certain cookies. We're working to implement appropriate changes to our website as soon as possible.
How cookies make our website safer and easier to use
Cookies are used for a variety of reasons, such as to safeguard your privacy when browsing the site. They allow you to use functions such as secure online application forms. If you leave a secure session window open when logged in to Internet Banking, cookies will enhance your security by prompting you to end, and/or automatically ending, your secure session.
Cookies can also allow us to tailor the content of our website to suit your interests. For example, instead of displaying promotional messages about products you already have, they let us show you other services you may be interested in.
Finally, 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 Expat is not responsible or liable for their privacy practices.
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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 website or any other websites, 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 enable and improve certain functions on our website. If you choose to switch certain cookies off, it is likely to affect how our website works. For example, if your browser is set to disable 'session' cookies, although you will still be able to view our public website, you won't be able to log on to Internet Banking.
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To find out more about how HSBC protects your privacy when using our website, see our Website Terms and Privacy Statement.
Frequently asked questions
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 are completely safe and secure. In fact, many of them are used purely to provide important security features such as protecting your data and your accounts.
The cookies we use cannot look into your computer, smartphone or web-enabled device and obtain information about you or your family 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. Our cookies do not in any way compromise the security of Internet Banking.
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