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