A cookie is a small data file which is downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. When you return to a previously visited website - or visit a website that uses the same cookies – that website will recognise these cookies and therefore your device.
Cookies perform essential functions, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your site preferences and generally improving your browsing experience.
Differences between first and third party cookies
Cookies may be set by the site you are visiting or by another site prior to or during your visit. These are known as first and third party cookies.
First party cookies belong to the website domain that appears in the browser address bar. In our case this will be www.tsb.co.uk and we may set these cookies when you visit in order that we can recognise you when you return.
Third-party cookies belong to website domains different from the one shown in the address bar. Some web pages can feature content from third-party domains (such as banner ads). This is why you might sometimes see a TSB ad on pages you visit after coming to our site. Other sites may also set cookies on your device during a visit to our site. These sites will be an approved partner of ours, such as sites which allow web chat sessions or surveys.
Differences between session and persistent cookies
There are two types of cookies placed during a website visit. These are called session and persistent cookies.
Session cookies are set at the start of a visit and remain active only while that visit continues. They primarily support navigation through the site as they remember which pages you have been on and what interactions you may have had with the site already (e.g. putting items in a shopping basket). These cookies are normally deleted automatically when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies are set during a first visit to a site but will carry an expiry date or time. This cookie will remain on your device until either you clear your cookies or the expiry is reached. They can be used for analytical purposes to track visits over time, for example we could see how many people visited a particular page and then came back to view it again later.
Neither of these types of cookies is used to collect or share personal information.
How to control which cookies are used/set on your devices
TSB Privacy Manager
When you visit the site for the first time, or if you visit after clearing your cookies, you may see this pop-up on the page:
This cookie notice allows you to either accept all cookies and continue with your visit or click on More Information to change your cookies settings.
When you click on More Information you will see our Privacy Manager:
The privacy manager allows you to set your acceptance for three of the four cookie categories. Remember that Strictly Necessary cookies cannot be switched off as to do so would prevent you from using the site effectively.
Our privacy manager makes it easy for you to enable and disable all TSB cookies but won’t stop all cookies from other websites being set. To do this you may change your settings from within your browser.
The instructions for these vary from browser to browser and they may change from time to time as new versions are released.
Here are some links to instructions for the most common browsers:
These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around a website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas. Without these cookies, services you've asked for (such as internet banking) can't be provided. These cookies don't gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.
This category can be disabled but to do so would prevent the site from working properly.
These cookies collect information about how you use a website, for example which pages you go to most often and if you get error messages from certain pages. These cookies don't gather any information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works.
These cookies are not used to target you with online advertising. You can switch them off but without these cookies we can't learn how our website is performing and make relevant improvements to enhance your browsing experience.
These cookies allow a website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you're in) and tailor the website to provide enhanced features and content for you.
For example, they can be used to remember certain log-in details, changes you've made to text size, font and other parts of pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you've asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. These cookies may be used to ensure that all our services and communications are relevant to you. The information these cookies collect cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Without these cookies, a website cannot remember choices you've previously made or personalise your browsing experience meaning you would have to reset these for every visit. In addition, some functionality such as our Web Chat service will not be available if this category is switched off.
These cookies gather information about your browsing habits. They remember that you've visited a particular website and share this information with other organisations such as advertisers. They do this in order to provide you with ads that are more relevant to you and your interests. Although these cookies can track your visits to other websites, they don't usually know who you are.
Without these cookies enabled advertisements you see online will be less relevant to you and your interests.
This cookie is used for storing a customer's session ID which is used to identify the customer. Session ID is then used to store the customer's data for 15 minutes so they do not have to rekey information when navigating between pages.
This is a first party session cookie.
This cookie is used when you use our branch locator. It allows your location (if you accept this cookie) and details of any filters you've used to be carried through the branch locator to the results page. This means we'll display results relevant to the search details you've entered.
This is a first party persistent cookie.
The CloudFlare cookie is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a group of infected machines, but the visitor's machine is known trusted, then the cookie can override the security setting. It does not correspond to any userid in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information.
This is a third party persistent cookie.
Internet Banking Cookies (IBCOOKIE02 | IBCOOKIE03 | IBCOOKIE07 | IBCOOKIE08)
These cookies store the username of a customer on the sign in page, they only work once the customer has requested this via the tick box on screen.
These are first party persistent cookies.
This cookie is used to assist in managing cookies on the site.
ACOOKIE is a Webtrends first party cookie. Data contained in cookie includes visitor identifier (not personal details); which of our websites was visited; the time of last visit to one of our websites and the time of this visit. This allows us to understand how recently your device was used to access our website.
This is a first party persistent cookie that lasts for 2 years.
WT_FPC is a Webtrends first party cookie. The purpose of this cookie is to identify the visitor and the session to allow us to track usage of our websites so we can improve them. Data contained in the cookie includes a visitor ID which is anonymous, the time of start and end of the visit.
This is a first party persistent cookie that lasts for 10 years.
sc_fid is a cookie set by Adobe software, only set during TSB Pick and Protect quote and buy sessions. These cookies anonymously recognises new unique visitors where sc_cc and sc_sq have failed.
These first party cookies are persistent but expire after 2 years.
Cookie used to track general and page specific analytic data.
This is a third party persistent cookie
Clicktale reports on how you use our website and includes interaction with calls to action, heat maps for mouse movements, mobile gestures and journeys through the site. This information can be used to identify usabililty and design issues.
When a user visits our website, Clicktale may receive certain information including the following:
Technical information of a visitor's computer or app such as browser type, system language, OS version, time zone, headers and screen resolution metrics, IP address.
The web pages within the specific website that a visitor has visited and the URLs of the web pages that referred the visitor to our website.
How a visitor has interacted with the Website, including, any visitor mouse movements, scrolls and mouse clicks as well as the time engaged on a certain web page.
The HTML of the webpage visited by a visitor including any prefilled data within the HTML.
Session information stored in cookies that are used to ensure accurate data is extracted from our systems. These cookies do not include any personal data.
These first party cookies are persistent and expire after 1 year.
The following cookies are set by Reevoo, a social commerce suite providing independent reviews of our products from verified purchasers.
This is an anonymous, unique identifier used to track how successful our advertising is. These cookies allow the device's IP address to be sent to a website, but it doesn't store the IP address or any other personal data.
This is a third party persistent cookie.
ResponseTap is a phone call analytics tool, used to understand the customer interaction between the website and the call centre. Three cookies are used by ResponseTap to help demonstrate this journey so the business can improve their customer experience. These cookies are used to help ResponseTap collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information gathered to compile reports that help us to understand how people interact with our business. The cookies store unique identifiers that allow ResponseTap to track a visitor's progress through our website over time.
This is a third party persistent cookie.
Outbrain collects a unique ID number that helps Outbrain distinguish between advertisers.
In order to track conversions derived from Outbrain campaigns, data is being collected regarding the specific UUID (Universally Unique Identifier) who triggered the conversion pixel- device source, browser type and IP address (translated to geo-‐location in order to comply with the EU Data Protection Reform).
Conversion records are kept for up to 60 days from the time the UUID clicked on a marketer's recommendation.