What are Cookies
Session cookies - these are temporary cookies which are stored on your computer and are then erased when you close your browser. As they are deleted, this means that the next time you visit a website, it will not recognise you and so will treat you as a completely new user.
Persistent or stored cookies - these are cookies which will remain on your hard drive until they expire or you erase them yourself. This type of cookie recognises that you've visited a site before. How long these cookies remain on your computer depends upon how long the visited website programmed the cookies to remain for.
To make it easier for you when using our Online Banking service, you may choose to have your username saved on your computer so that you don't have to enter it every time you use the service. By selecting the option 'Remember my username', your username will be automatically entered every time you access the service. In order for us to remember your username, we need to store it on your computer using a cookie.
Remember my username option
To save time when signing in at a future date you can choose to have your Username 'remembered' by your PC, so that when you visit the sign-in page, your username will already appear in the Username box.
To choose this option, simply tick the 'Remember my username' box below the 'Sign in' button on the sign-in page.
Please note that you should never use this option if you are using a public computer (for example in an Internet Cafe) or if the computer is shared by anyone else, as other users would be able to see your username. This should only be used for your home PC.
You can at anytime choose for your Username not to be displayed by simply unticking the 'Remember my username' box.
Cookies from the Halifax or Bank of Scotland website (apart from those which store your sign in details) will stay in your browser for 90 days before they will expire.
*If you have any anti-spyware software installed on your computer, for example 'cookie washing', this may mean that we are unable to store your username.
Additional Cookie Information
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