What are cookies?
Like many companies, Medtronic uses both session and persistent cookies, as well as first-and third-party cookies. Cookies are used by Medtronic for several reasons. Cookies are sometimes necessary for our Online Services to operate correctly and secure log-ins to work properly. Cookies allow us to count the visitors to our Online Services and learn how they use our Online Services and their features, enabling us to continually improve the visitor’s experience. Cookies may also allow us to tailor the content of our Online Services to your preferences. To learn more on the cookies we use and the third parties which are setting cookies on Medtronic’s Online Services, please see below. Depending on your location, you may also visit our Cookie Preference Center by clicking on the cookie icon at the bottom left of each page of our Online Services.
Cookies we use
Our Online Services use the following types of cookies:
These cookies are necessary for our Online Services to function, or are set in order to enable services that you request, such as setting your privacy or language preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
Depending on your location, you may be provided one or more grouping of analytic cookies:
Technical analytics cookies (audience measurement)
These cookies are necessary for the day-to-day operation of our Online Services. They are set and used only by Medtronic to produce anonymized statistics about your use of our Online Services to ensure they are performing correctly.
Non-technical analytics cookies
These cookies allow us to further analyze your activity on our Online Services and collect information on how you use them so that we can measure and improve the effectiveness of our Online Services. They may be set by us or by third-party analytics service providers.
These cookies enable our Online Services to provide enhanced functionality such as video content. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.
These cookies may be set throughout our Online Services by Medtronic or our advertising partners which may include social media services. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. They may be used by Medtronic or our partners to show you targeted adverts on other sites or social media channels based on your browsing history and profile.
Cookies in emails
Depending on your location, you may be able to manage your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the cookie icon at the bottom left of each page of our Online Services.
You also can manage cookies through your web browser. Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking “help” on your browser’s menu or by visiting http://www.allaboutcookies.org/. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all our Online Service features.
The following external links will explain how to manage cookies for the most common browsers:
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 external links below:
For more information on how to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, please visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Third party targeted advertising cookies
For more information on how to opt-out of advertising cookies, please see the following external links:
- If you are in the US: http://optout.aboutads.info or http://optout.networkadvertising.org(opens new window)
- 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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