This Cookie Policy provides information on how cookies and similar technologies are used by Medtronic on the website, application, or platforms (“Online Services”) as well as emails that link to this Cookie Policy, so that you can make an informed choice about your acceptance of cookies and similar technologies.


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 websites to recognize your computer, smartphone, tablet or other device as you browse. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies can be set directly by the website owner, in which case they are called “first party cookies”. “Third party cookies” are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting. Depending on how long a cookie remains in place, cookies can be either session or persistent cookies. A session cookie is a cookie that expires at the end of your browser session (normally when you exit your browser). Cookies that can be stored for longer are called “persistent cookies”. Web beacons, pixels, JavaScript, and other tracking technologies also utilize cookies or use invisible images or code to gather information about a visitor session in a manner similar to cookies. For the purpose of this Policy, “cookies” refers to both cookies and similar technologies. 


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.


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:


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.


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.


In addition to the cookies we use on our Online Services, we use cookies in some emails. These help us to understand whether you’ve opened an email and how you’ve interacted with it. Cookies may also be set if you click on a link within the email and interact with pages on our website. If you do not wish to accept cookies from our emails, you can configure your email settings to restrict or avoid images in emails (which may contain the relevant cookies) from being automatically downloaded. Similarly, if using a browser to access your emails, browser settings can be configured as described below to restrict or reject the 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 or  

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. 


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 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:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website. In addition to the browser-based controls, you can manage third party cookies by visiting the following external links and


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.


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:


For more information on how to opt-out of advertising cookies, please see:

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:


This version of the cookie policy is effective as of October 4, 2022. We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time.