More information about cookies

Philips aims to make your online experience and interaction as informative, and relevant as possible. We use cookies or similar techniques to achieve this. We feel that it is important that you know what cookies our website uses and for what purposes. This will help to protect your privacy, while ensuring our website’s user-friendliness as much as possible.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored onto your terminal equipment (computer or mobile device) when you visit certain websites. At Philips we may use similar techniques, such as pixels, web beacons, device fingerprints, etc. For the sake of consistency, all these techniques combined will be hereafter referred to as “cookies”.

Why are cookies used?

Cookies may be used for many different purposes. Cookies can be used to analyze how a website is used, to count the number of visitors, to learn how the website may be improved. We do not link the website usage statistics and other reports to individual people.

Secondly, cookies are used to enable integration of social media into the website, so that you can immediately like or share a page or product on your favorite social media service.

Another use of cookies is to enable online advertising, which may be personalized to show ads that are more relevant and interesting to you, both within and beyond Philips website.

How can I make choices about cookies and my privacy on www.innovationservices.philips.com?

Our website offers you the possibility to set your preferences regarding the use of cookies.  By accepting the use of cookies you will experience the full functionality of the website.

Please note that using the Cookie Settings on our website may not result in the deletion of any cookies that have already been set. You can do that via the settings of your web browser as described below, after you have changed your Cookie Settings on our website.

If you are visiting a Philips website targeted at visitors outside of the EU, you may use the settings of your web browser to make choices about cookies and privacy.

How to manage or disable cookies in your browser?

Please be aware that Philips currently does not make use of a technical solution that would enable us to respond to your browser’s ‘Do Not Track’ signals. Besides using the Cookie Settings section on our website, you may manage your cookie settings in your browser settings at any time. Please be aware that your browser settings may not offer you the same ease of use as the Cookie Settings on our website. If you simply disable all cookies or all of our cookies in your browser settings, you may find that certain sections or features of our website(s) will not work, because your browser may prevent us from setting functionally required cookies. Therefore, it is recommended to use the Cookie Settings on our website instead of disabling all cookies via your web browser.

You may find further information on how to disable cookies or manage your cookie settings for the browser that you use from the following list:

  • Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
  • Firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
  • Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
  • Safari: http://help.apple.com/safari/mac/8.0/#/sfri11471
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