More information about cookies
Philips is committed to making your online experience and interaction with our websites informative and relevant, and to providing you with the best possible experience during your online Philips journey. One way to achieve this is by using cookies to store information about your visit to our site on your computer. This information is necessary to allow the site to operate properly.
What are cookies?
Cookies are bits of text that are placed on your computer's hard drive when you visit certain websites.
What do they do?
Third party cookies
Other (non-Philips) third parties may also place cookies on your device, when you visit Philips websites. These cookies are similar to "first-party" cookies; however they originate from a different domain (non-Philips) than the domain you are visiting.
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. Please note, however, that, by not accepting cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all features on this website.
About the cookie message
Philips will regularly update its systems to inform and give the user control of cookies. The next update is expected by July 2013.
More details on cookies
- General information and how to block and remove cookies
- On Google Analytics
- Learn more about the types of cookies used on Philips sites
- Link to Phillips Privacy Notice
On Google Analytics
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (such as your IP address, the URL visited, the date and time the page was viewed) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information to monitor your use of this website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage.
Google may transfer this information to third parties where required by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
Learn more about the types of cookies used on Philips sites
Category 1: strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
Category 2: Performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
Category 3: Functionality cookies
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Category 4: Targeting cookies or advertising cookies
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator's permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation