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We use cookies on our Group website (www.sc.com) and Turkey website (www.sc.com/tr) to create the most effective websites possible for our customers and other website visitors.

This Cookie Statement explains what cookies are, how we use them and what benefits they bring.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or mobile device by a website's server when you visit most large websites. Each cookie is unique to your web browser and contains anonymous information such as the website address and a unique identifier. This enables a website to recognise a user's computer or device, allowing it to remember things like your preferences or measure how the website is being used.

HOW ARE COOKIES USED BY STANDARD CHARTERED?

Cookies enable us to identify your device when you visit our website. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around our website or provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of our website by, for example, storing your preferences. We also use analytics cookies to help us understand how our website is used, improve its performance and provide you with a better user experience.

We do not use intrusive cookies, such as third-party advertising cookies which track your behaviour on our website or use cookies to collect personal information about you except where we specifically ask for your information, for example, if you apply for employment or complete online forms.

By using our websites, you agree to these cookies being placed on your device. The following cookies are used on our website:

ESSENTIAL COOKIES

A small number of cookies are placed on your device to make the website work correctly. These are essential cookies. You can delete these, but this may mean some areas of the website do not work correctly.

The essential cookies we use:

  • allow our web server to check whether the cookies setting on your web browser has been enabled or disabled. This allows us to check whether data can be collected from your web browser.
  • temporarily allow us to carry information between pages on our website, so you don't have to re-enter that information.
  • temporarily identify your device after you have logged in to a secure page so that our web server can maintain a dialogue with your web browser to allow you to carry out certain activities.

ANALYTIC AND PERFORMANCE COOKIES

We use analytic cookies to collect information about how people use our website. We do this to make sure it meets user needs and to understand how we can improve the website. Analytic cookies store information about the pages you visit, how long you are on the website, how you got there, what you click on and whether you have visited the website before. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify you.

FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES

These cookies make our website simpler to use, by recording your preferences.

These are used:

  • to personalise content for you (for example, your choice of language and region).
  • store your login and other preferences so you don't have to re-enter this information every time you visit the website.

We do not sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where we are required to do so by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).

If you wish to control what cookies are set on your device through the Standard Chartered website then you can find out how to do this in "How you can manage your cookies".

HOW YOU CAN MANAGE YOUR COOKIES

The browsers on most computers, smartphones and other web-enabled devices are usually set up to accept cookies by default. If you wish to amend your cookie preferences for this website, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser's 'help' function will tell you how to do this.

If you are accessing our website from a smartphone or tablet device, then the option to block cookies is usually available in your device settings.

Turning off non-essential cookies will not affect your experience of using the standardchartered.com website, but it may have an impact on how you use our other websites.

For more information about cookies, including more detailed guidance on how you can disable them, visit the Information Commissioner's Office's website at http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_the_public/topic_specific_guides/online/cookies.aspx.

MORE ABOUT YOUR PRIVACY

To find out more about how we protect your data and privacy when using our website, see our Web Sitesi Gizlilik Bildirimi.

This Cookie Statement was last updated on 10 December 2012.

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