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HSBC Cookie Policy

Cookies are small, often encrypted text files, saved by your internet browser. They are used by web developers to help users navigate a website efficiently and perform certain functions.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Do cookies mean I could get cold calls or junk mail?

We never use the data gathered through cookies to contact you via post, email or phone. We may use cookies to show you subtly tailored content on our site of things we think you might be interested in, but only in relation to HSBC products and services. You will never see advertising on our website from anyone other than HSBC group companies and our agents.

Can cookies pass on my personal information to others?

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.

Do cookies compromise my security when I'm using the site?

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.

Can cookies allow others access to my computer's hard drive?

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.

If I use a public computer, will someone be able to get my details from the cookies?

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.

Do I need to accept cookies?

Without accepting the use of cookies your experience may be severely degraded. For example, once you select a client type on one of our country sites, a cookie is used to remember your choice. If you do not allow the storage of this cookie, you will be asked to reconfirm the selection every time you navigate to another page.

Do HSBC Cookies contain my personal information?

Our cookies do not store personal information such as your name, address, telephone or email.

More information about cookies can be found on allaboutcookies.org

List of our cookies

Essential cookies

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.

 COOKIE NAME  DESCRIPTION
 ASP.NET_SessionId  This cookie assigns a unique ID to your session to connect it to the server and for other internal processes required throughout the course of the session.
 HsbcCookiePolicy  This cookie is used to display our website's cookie policy banner.

Functionality and performance cookies

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.

Below is the list of additional Functionality and performance cookies that will be required to enable Adobe Analytics and Target.

 Cookie Name  Description
 utag_main  This cookie used by our sites to manage tags on each of our pages.
 AMCV_###@AdobeOrg  This cookie is used Adobe Analytics to identify a unique visitor.
 s_cc  This cookie is used by Adobe Analytics. It is set and read by the JavaScript code to determine if cookies are enabled (simply set to "True").
 s_sq  This cookie is used by Adobe Analytics. It is set and read by the JavaScript code when the ActivityMap functionality is enabled; it contains information about the previous link on this site that was clicked on by the user.
 s_vi  This cookie is used by Adobe Analytics to identify a unique visitor
 s_fid  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.
 mbox  This cookie is used by Adobe Target. It keeps a number of values to manage how visitors experience Target campaigns.
 demdex  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.
 dextp  Audience Manager sets this cookie to record the last time it made a data synchronization call.
 dstjs  Audience Manager sets this cookie when there's an error sending data to a destination.
 TEAL  This cookie will be used to store session based information on which product ids have been viewed on this site.
 tms-ref  This cookie will be used to store the session referrer.

Tailored content cookies

These cookies allow us to display content relevant to you and your interests, based on the way you have used our website previously.

Currently HSBC Global Asset Management does not use any of these types of cookies.