What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit our site or a new page. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same and in this policy “cookie” refers to all files that collect information in this manner.
Cookies are useful because they allow our website to recognize your computer or mobile device and remember what you did the last time you visited. They can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyze how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
How cookies make our website safer and easier to use
Cookies are used to help protect your privacy when you’re using our website. They may let you complete online applications forms securely and if you leave your computer signed into Internet Banking, cookies may prompt you to end your secure session or automatically end the session for you.
- Essential Cookies
These are essential for the proper operation of our websites. These could be used to identify customers and ensure they have access to all customer pages.
- Performance Cookies
We utilize these types of cookies to analyze how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. We may use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why a page may be receiving error message. We may also use these cookies to highlight articles or services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website.
- Functionality Cookies
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. We use or allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into the categories above. This is so we can use outside vendors like Google Analytics or WebTrends to help us monitor our website traffic.
How you can manage cookies
The browsers on most computers and mobile devices are usually set up to accept cookies. If you want to change your cookie preferences for our website, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser’s Help function will provide you the information to make these changes.
Before you change your cookie preferences, remember that cookies are often used to enable and improve certain functions on our website. If you choose to switch off or disable certain cookies, it will likely affect how our website works. Without allowing cookies you may not be able to sign into Internet Banking.