WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A "cookie" is a small text file that is
placed and stored on your computer, smartphone or other device or internet
browser by websites or apps that you visit. Cookies allow small amounts of
information about your device to be passed to our web server. They allow
websites to recognize your computer, smartphone, tablet or other device as your
utilize cookies and or use invisible images or code to gather information about
a visitor session in a manner similar to cookies.
Depending on how long a cookie remains in place we can describe cookies as either session cookies or persistent cookies:
A session cookie is deleted when you close the relevant website. A session cookie may allow a website to remember you while you are browsing the site but the cookie will be removed when you log out or close the webpage or your internet browser. For example, a session cookie may be used to allow features such as shopping carts to remember if you have added an item to your cart while you browse for other items you wish to purchase on the website.
A persistent cookie remembers you for a particular period of time. It remains stored on your device or internet browser for that time (it could be minutes, days or months) after you have logged out or closed your browser. For example, persistent cookies may be used to remember if you have selected certain preferences on a website (e.g. your language selection).
Medtronic uses both session and
persistent cookies. Cookies and other similar technologies are used by
Medtronic for several different reasons. Cookies are sometimes necessary for
our website to operate correctly and enable functionality such as shopping
carts and secure log-ins to work properly. Cookies allow us to count the
visitors to our website and learn how they use our website and its features, enabling
us to continually improve the experience. Cookies may also allow us to tailor
the content of a website to your preferences.
For details on the cookies used by Medtronic, please see below.
COOKIES WE USE
The cookies that may be used by Medtronic can be categorized as follows:
STRICTLY NECESSARY OR ESSENTIAL COOKIES
These cookies allow a website to remember the options you have selected (including user role authentication, acceptance disclaimers, and language), your username if relevant, and any customization you have made (such as to font size) or personalization options as part of your online experience. They may also be used to provide certain services that you can make use of, such as video content or allowing comments to be left on a blog.
We may use multimedia players such as Adobe Flash Player or FlowPlayer to deliver special content, such as video clips or animation. In that case local shared objects (known as "Flash Cookies") are used to recognize your device in order to provide functions such as remembering your player settings and preferences. Similarly, we may embed content on the website from our official YouTube channel which, if clicked on, will result in cookies being set on your device by YouTube.
These cookies are used to manage and improve how the website works and can help us to identify issues you may have with using our online services. These cookies may be used to facilitate online surveys, record visitor numbers and other web analytics metrics. These cookies are not used to target you with online advertising. Without these cookies we will have limited information on how our website is performing and will be less able to make relevant improvements to the browsing experience. Adobe Analytics and Google Analytics data retention periods are set at 25 months as a standard.
MARKETING, SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT SHARING COOKIES
MARKETING, ANONYMOUS CROSS SITE TRACKING COOKIES
These cookies are used to track our visitors across different Medtronic websites. They can be used to build up a profile of search and content browsing or consumption history for visitors to our sites. Identifiable or unique data may be collected. These cookies can be used to personalize suggestions for recommended content or items when shopping online, to confirm if advertisements have been clicked on, and to track what external content (e.g. YouTube videos) have been viewed. Anonymized data may be shared with third parties.
MARKETING, THIRD PARTY TARGETED ADVERTISING COOKIES
These cookies allow browsing habits and activity to be monitored to enable personalized marketing content to be shown by third parties. Third party cookies and similar technologies such as pixels, allow analytics providers, ad networks, social media providers and advertisers to track your online activities over time for such purposes as behavioral advertising, analytics and market research. Personally identifiable information may be collected and used to display targeted advertising.
MARKETING, COOKIES IN EMAILS
DETAILS OF COOKIES THAT MAY BE USED
TYPE OF COOKIE
|Strictly Necessary or Essential||SMSession
|User Input Cookie (for registration and/or login input forms)||Session cookies or persistent cookies limited to a few hours in some cases|
|Strictly Necessary or Essential||Newuser
|Used for authenticated services.||Session cookies|
|Analytics/Performance||Google Analytics||First party and third party analytics cookies are issued by the website domain that is being visited. They are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile web and mobile traffic reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from before visiting the website as well as the pages they visited.||Session cookies and persistent cookies|
PRIVACY AND COOKIES - YOUR PERSONAL DATA
YOUR CHOICES/HOW YOU CAN CONTROL COOKIES
You have several options for controlling how cookies are used on your device or browser. You can opt to receive a notification when cookies are set, you can delete cookies that have already been set, and you can choose to refuse all or certain cookies. For further details on the options available visit www.allaboutcookies.org or http://cookiepedia.co.uk/how-to-manage-cookies.
Please note that if you make updates to your browser or device settings, or use an online link to opt out of cookies, those updates only apply to the device where you made the changes.
If you disable or block all cookies,
then the relevant Medtronic website will not work effectively.
In addition, disabling or blocking certain cookies may mean that some features offered by Medtronic may not operate as intended, or you may not have access to certain features or personalization settings.
Most browser settings allow you to adjust your settings to receive a notification when a cookie is being set or updated, or can restrict or block certain types or all cookies. For more information please consult the "Help" section of your browser.
Your device settings may also allow you to prohibit mobile app platforms (such as Apple or Google) from sharing with Medtronic certain information obtained by automated means.
OPTING OUT OF SPECIFIC COOKIES
You may also opt out of specific cookies directly with the provider of the cookie. For more details, please follow the links below:
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT SHARING
Facebook Social Plugin: http://www.facebook.com/help/www/443483272359009
THIRD PARTY TARGETED ADVERTISING COOKIES
For more information on how to opt-out of advertising cookies, please see:
- If you are in the US: http://optout.aboutads.info or http://optout.networkadvertising.org
- If you are in Canada: http://youradchoices.ca/choices/
- If you are in the EU: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/
Please note that opting out of advertising cookies will not remove advertising from the pages you visit; it will simply mean that the ads you see will not be matched to your interests and browsing history.
If, at any time, you have requests or queries concerning this policy please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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