What are Cookies?
Cookies are harmless text files that web servers can store on your computer’s hard drive when you visit a website. They allow the server to recognise you when you revisit. There are two main types:
- Transient (or per-session) cookies
These only exist for your site visit and are deleted on exit. They recognise you as you move between pages, for example, recording items added to an online shopping basket. These cookies also help maintain security.
- Persistent (or permanent) cookies
These stay on your machine until expiry or deletion. Many are built with automatic deletion dates to help ensure your hard drive doesn’t get overloaded. These cookies often store and re-enter your log-in information, so you don’t need to remember membership details.
We use both types of cookie.
Additionally, cookies can be first or third party cookies. First party cookies are owned and created by the website you’re viewing – in this case by Access Private Bank, a division of The Access Bank UK Limited. Third party cookies are owned and created by an independent company, usually a company providing a service to the website owners. In our case, third party cookies provided from this Site are still subject to the provisions set out below.
Essential cookies are required to enable functionality on our website and at present we have one cookie that is essential and will always be placed on your system.
Internet cookies are common, do not harm your system and do not retrieve information about you stored on your hard drive – they just store or gather site information. They help you do things online, like remembering logon details so you don’t have to re-enter them when revisiting a site.
- Gather customer journey information across our sites.
- Ensure your privacy in our secure sites.
- Store login details for our secure sites.
- Temporarily store details input into our calculators, tools, illustrations and demonstrations.
- Store details of your marketing, product and business unit preferences to improve our targeting and enhance your journey through our sites.
- Evaluate our sites’ advertising and promotional effectiveness.
We use both our own (first party) and partner companies’ (third party) cookies to support these activities.
Services requiring enabled cookies
Some of our services may require cookies in your browser to view and use them and to protect your financial and personal information.
Changing your cookie settings
You are not obliged to accept cookies that we send to you and you can in fact modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies and delete any cookies that are applied to your system after you exit the website page. To enable or disable cookies, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility). Alternatively, an external resource is available at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies providing specific information about cookies and how to manage them to suit your preferences.
Please note that should you choose to set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access secure areas of this Site, for example any online accounts you may hold.
Other information relating to your computer
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our Site users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.