This Cookie Policy provides information on how cookies and similar technologies are used on this Medtronic website and associated mobile sites, and applications (“apps”) (“Online Services”) 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 your 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 and 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 different 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.   For details on the cookies used on Medtronic’s Online Services, please see below.


Our Online Services use the following types of cookies: Functional, Statistics and Marketing.

Necessary 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 collect and report information on how you use our Online Services, to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Online Services. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around our Online Services. For example, we use the following analytics cookies on our Online Services:

Cookie Name Description Type Duration
_ga, _gid, _gat These Google Analytics cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Sites. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the Sites. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the Sites, where visitors have come to the Sites from and the pages they visited. Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data [Insert link to:] To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit this page [Insert link to] First-party cookie _ga -2 years

_gid – 24 hours

_gat – 1 minute

­­__utma, ­__utmb, __utmt The Google Analytics cookies also enable us to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. __utma distinguishes between users and sessions, and is used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics; __utmb determines new sessions and visits, while __utmt is used to throttle the request rate for the service – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. First-party cookie __utma – 2 years ­__utmb – 30 min

__utmt – 10 min



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 personalized ads on other sites or social media channels based on your browsing history and profile.  This may include the following advertising cookies:

Cookie Name Description Type Duration
IDE, test_cookie These Google DoubleClick IDE cookies are used to register and report the user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads within the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user, while test_cookie is used by Google DoubleClick to check if the user’s browser supports cookies. Third-party cookie IDE -12 months

test_cookie- 1 day



If you are a website visitor from the European Economic Area (“EEA”), the United Kingdom (“UK”), Switzerland or Russia, you can manage your cookie preferences at any time by [clicking “Cookie Consent” at the bottom left of each page of the site.]


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 and


If, at any time, you have requests or queries concerning this Cookie Policy, please contact us by email at: or or write us to:

Medtronic International Trading Sàrl
Attn: Data Protection Officer
Case postale
Route du Molliau 31
CH-1131 Tolochenaz



This version of the Cookie Policy is effective as of November 30, 2021. We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time.




When discussing with your doctor, you may want to use this document to help guide the conversation

When discussing with your doctor, you may want to use this document to help guide the conversation