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About Cookies and Similar Technologies


American Express is committed to providing you with full and transparent information about Cookie and Similar Technologies use.



What are cookies?


Cookies are small text files which are placed on your PC, mobile device, or tablet whenever you visit a website.


We use cookies for many different purposes, like helping you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving your browsing experience. They can also help ensure that ads you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. Some of the functions that cookies perform can also be achieved using alternative technology, hence we use the term 'Cookies and Similar Technologies' in this notice.


We will deploy these technologies to provide an online service more suited to the device you are connecting with, to assess the performance of our site, and to detect and prevent fraud or criminal activity and safeguard your accounts, including by using the location and other technical attributes of your mobile device or browser. When you visit our website from any device, we collect information about your use of this site, such as information about the device (for example, the operating system or type of device you use to open electronic communications from American Express) or browser you use to access the site, the way you interact with this site, your general geographic location and the IP address (such as your domain information, internet provider) your device uses. You may not be able to initiate or complete some activities within our secure online services unless these Cookies and Similar Technologies are installed.


Certain Cookies and Similar Technologies contain personal information for example, if you click to "remember me" when logging in to a website or app, a cookie will store your username and preferences.


The Cookies and Similar Technologies American Express uses, and their purposes

Managing your Cookie and Similar Technologies preferences on the American Express Website


If you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete Cookies and Similar Technologies from or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different and your browser 'Help' function will show you how to do this. Please note that if you choose to disable essential, functionality and performance cookies, it will affect how the American Express website works. For example, while you will still be able to view the public website, you won't be able to log on to our secure journey, check your account balances, or make payments.


Use of other websites


When you use links to other websites which we provide to you, we recommend that you read the privacy and Cookies and Similar Technologies policies on those websites.


Please note that any choice about Cookies and Similar Technologies that you may have provided on an American Express site will not be honored on non-American Express websites.

Cookie and Similar Technologies as part of e-mails


We use Cookies and Similar Technologies to understand track whether emails we send to you are opened or not and which links or URLs you might click on within those emails. We do this to determine the effectiveness of our communications and to help us better tailor emails and online advertising we may serve you in the future.


You can disable Cookie and Similar Technologies for emails by changing your device or email program settings (generally, you can do this by turning off 'auto image loading').