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Cookie Policy


This cookie policy explains how cookies and similar technologies (together “cookies”) are used by Standard Chartered Group (“we” or “our”).

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files which are placed on your device when you visit certain parts of our websites, click on our online advertisements or receive emails from us.

We can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of our sites by you. For all other types of cookies, we need your consent.

There are three broad ways to classify cookies: what purpose they serve, how long they endure and their origin. With respect to their endurance, cookies are either classed as Persistent cookies or Session cookies. Persistent cookies are retained on your device until you either erase them or your browser erases them when the cookie reaches its expiration date. Session cookies are temporary and expire once you close your browser or once your session ends.

With respect to a cookie’s origin, cookies that are set by us are called first-party cookies and cookies set from a domain different from ours are called third-party cookies.

Where cookies are set by third parties e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn etc., we have no control over those cookies but do not share personal data with these third parties.

The specific cookies placed by third parties can be subject to change by those third parties. We will keep this cookie policy up-to-date but please note that the specific cookies listed in this policy at a given time may not reflect the current list of cookies in use.

What cookies do we use?

We use the following cookies:

Strictly Necessary cookies are required for the operation of our websites by:

  1. allowing our web server to determine whether the cookie setting on your web browser has been enabled or disabled. This allows us to know whether data can be collected from your web browser
  2. temporarily allowing you to carry information between pages of our websites to avoid having to re-enter that information
  3. temporarily identifying your device after you have logged in to a secure page on one of our websites so that our web server can maintain a dialogue with your web browser in order for you to carry out certain activities

These cookies are necessary for the websites to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies but that will cause some parts of our sites to not work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
The following table lists the names, purposes, origin and duration details of the Strictly Necessary cookies we use:

Cookie NameCookie Description & PurposeIs it a Persistent or a Session Cookie?If Persistent, For How Long is the Cookie Retained?
closestLocationThis is our cookie and its purpose is to make a recommendation to the user about which country website they should visit.Persistent1 week
wp32585This is our cookie and its purpose is to provide continuity of a visitor’s session details throughout the duration of their visit to the websitesPersistent12 months

Functionality cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our websites. This enables us to:

  1. remember the choices you make (such as your username, language and region) so you do not have to re-enter that information when you return to our websites
  2. personalise our websites’ content for you

The following table lists the names, purposes, origin and duration details of the Functionality cookies that we use:

Cookie NameCookie Description & PurposeIs it a Persistent or a Session Cookie?If Persistent, For How Long is the Cookie Retained?
_cfduidThis is a third-party cookie from Maxmind used to route users to the right country when selecting local sites via use of the IP address.Persistent1 year
lisscThis is a third-party cookie from LinkedIn (including cookies from adsymptotic.com domain that is set by Drawbridge and owned by LinkedIn) that is used to facilitate Sign-In or follow-on to LinkedInPersistent1 year
liapThis is a third-party cookie from LinkedIn (including cookies from adsymptotic.com domain that is set by Drawbridge and owned by LinkedIn) used by non-www.domains to denote the logged-in status of a memberPersistent1 year

Analytical/Performance cookies are used to help us improve our websites by tracking your visits to our websites and recognising your web browser when you are a repeat visitor so that we can gather statistics on new and repeat visitors to evaluate site effectiveness.

The following table lists the names, purposes, origin and duration details of the Analytical/Performance cookies that we use:

Cookie NameCookie Description & PurposeIs it a Persistent or a Session Cookie?If Persistent, For How Long is the Cookie Retained?
AKA_A2This is s a third-party cookie from Akamai that uses caching of data to optimise the response time when a visitor visits our websitesPersistent1 hour
_gaThis is a third-party cookie from Google Analytics that distinguishes between users of our sitesPersistent2 years (customisable but unchanged)
_gidThis is a third-party cookie from Google Analytics used to track a user’s sessionPersistent24 hours
_gatThis is a third-party cookie from Google Analytics used to limit the number of requests a user can makeSession1 minute
AMP_TOKENThis is a third-party cookie from Google Analytics used to provide a token to the User in order to identify a User ID. This is used to detect if a first-time user came from an Accelerated Mobile Page. If not, their ID may exist for up to a year during which the user’s referral page is trackedPersistent30secs – 1 year (depending on removal)
_gac_<property-id>This is a third-party cookie from Google Analytics used if Google Analytics and Ads accounts are linked and not opted out. It is read by our websites’ conversion tags to track campaign performancePersistent90 days

Targeting/Advertising cookies record your visit to our websites, your response to our online advertisements, track the pages you have visited and the website links you have followed. We use this information to:

  1. make our websites more relevant to your interests based on your past visits to our websites
  2. tailor our advertisements or offers to you (including those on our or third-party websites) to those which are most likely to be of interest to you
  3. evaluate the effectiveness of our online marketing and advertising campaigns.

The following table lists the names, purposes, origin and duration details of the Targeting/Advertising cookies that we use:

Cookie NameCookie Description & PurposeIs it a Persistent or a Session Cookie?If Persistent, For How Long is the Cookie Retained?
_qcaThis is a third-party cookie from Quantcast to  monitor user behaviour, browser information and IP address and to log this against similar information from other websites to create segmentation reports.Persistent13 months
mcThis is a third-party cookie from Quantcast to monitor user behaviour, browser information and IP address and to log this against similar information from other websites to create segmentation reports.Persistent13 months
crefThis is a third-party cookie from Quantcast to  monitor user behaviour, browser information and IP address and to log this against similar information from other websites to create segmentation reports.Persistent13 months
APISID / NID / SID / 1P_JAR / 3PSID / _Secure-3PAPISID / __Secure-HSID / __Secure-3PSID / __Secure-APISID / __Secure-SSID / SEARCH_SAMESITE / ID / DSID / IDE / test_cookie / __Secure-3PSIDCC / __Secure-3PAPISID / SIDCCThis is a collection of third-party cookies from Google to display personalised advertisement based on your interests on Google sites following your recent search history and online behaviourPersistent2 years
_gcl_auThis is a third-party cookie from Google Adsense to track advertising performance when a user lands on the site from an advertisement.Persistent3 months
AID / TAID / ONZ / ANIDThis is a third-party cookie from Google to personalise advertisements across devices and track conversion. Uses user’s Google account information to track linked devicesPersistent2 Years
HSID / SSID / APISID / SAPISID / VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE cookie / YSC
PREF cookie / LOGIN_INFO / GPS
This is a third-party cookie from Google to register YouTube views and behaviour on pages including an embedded videoMostly Persistent with some Session2 Years
DVThis is a third-party cookie used by Google to optimise advertising based on search display preferencesMostly Persistent with some Session6 weeks
CONSENTThis is a third-party cookie from Google to register cookie consent preferencesMostly Persistent with some Session20 years
_atuvs / _atuvcThis is a third-party cookie from AddThis service to share Standard Chartered content via social media share buttons. Also monitors user activity on the site and on other AddThis sites.PersistentUp to 5 years
mus / loc / Uid / ouid / uvc / ssc / s_fid / notice_gdpr_prefs / s_nr / notice_preferencesThis is a third-party cookie from AddThis service to share Standard Chartered content via social media share buttons. Also monitors user activity on site and on other AddThis sites.PersistentUp to 5 years
frThis is a third-party cookie from Facebook to deliver advertisements to users who have visited sc.com when they are on Facebook or a platform powered by Facebook AdvertisingPersistent3 months
_fbpThis is a third-party cookie from Facebook to deliver advertisements to users who have visited sc.com when they are on Facebook or a platform powered by Facebook AdvertisingSessionn/a
langThis is a cookie from us to help us deliver personalised advertising based on segmentation informed by browsing behaviour and to measure the performance of digital advertisingSessionn/a
lidcThis is a cookie from us used for routing from LinkedIn Share buttons & advertising servicesPersistent1 day
bcookieThis is a third-party cookie used to store a browser ID cookie for LinkedIn Advertising & Targeting purposesPersistent2 years
UserMatchHistoryUsed for LinkedIn Insight analytics for reporting & personalisation of advertising. Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor’s preferences.Persistent30 days
li_oatmlThis is a third-party cookie used to identify LinkedIn Members of LinkedIn for advertising and analyticsPersistent9 months
_cc_aud / _cc_cc / _cc_id / _cc_dcThis is a third-party cookie from Lotame to track users across sites and develop a user profile for advertising.Persistent9 months
aam_uuidThis is a third-party cookie from Adobe Audience Manager to assign a unique ID when users visit a website.Persistent12 months
AMCVS_14215E3D5995C57C0A495C55%40AdobeOrgThis is a third-party cookie from Adobe Marketing Cloud. It stores a unique visitor identifier and uses an organisation identifier.Persistent12 months
AMCV_14215E3D5995C57C0A495C55%40AdobeOrgThis is a third-party cookie from Adobe Marketing Cloud. It stores a unique visitor identifier and uses an organisation identifier to allow a company to track users across their domains and services.Persistent12 months

The above cookies may be placed on your device by us or by third parties such as Google, DoubleClick, Adobe and Facebook.

Fraud prevention

We may also use the above-mentioned cookies to assist us in fraud prevention.

You are in control

You can at any time withdraw or manage your cookie consent using the cookie management window that can be accessed from the Manage Cookies link located in the footer of each page.

You can also remove cookies that have already been set by erasing them from your browser. Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can choose to not accept any cookies, or to not accept third-party cookies, by changing the settings on your web browser.

Please note, if you block or remove all cookies, including Strictly Necessary cookies, you may find that certain features on our websites will not work properly.

You can also opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ad Settings, DoubleClick’s use of cookies by visiting the DoubleClick opt-out page, Facebook’s use of pixel information on Facebook’s Ad settings, LinkedIn’s use of cookies by visiting LinkedIn’s Settings and Adobe’s use of cookies by visiting Adobe’s Settings.

You can also visit the following sites to check and select your preferences for online ads: