Cookie Policy

iRobot – European Union

COOKIE POLICY

Summary

This cookie policy explains what cookies are and how iRobot Corporation ("iRobot” “we", "us" or "our") uses them on our websites, including www.iRobot.com (our "site"). We encourage you to read the policy in full so that you can understand what information we collect using cookies and how that information is used.

 

By using our site you are agreeing that we can use cookies in accordance with this policy. You can usually change the settings of your browser to modify the permissions you give to us and third parties for the storing of and gaining access to cookies on your device.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your browsing device (such as a computer, tablet or smartphone) when you visit a website. Cookies can be recognised by the website that downloaded them - or other websites that use the same cookies. This helps websites know if the browsing device has visited them before.

What are cookies used for?

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like helping us understand how our website is being used, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.

What types of cookies are used by iRobot?

The types of cookies used on our site can generally be put into one of the following categories: strictly necessary; analytics; functionality; advertising; and social media. You can find out more about each of the cookie categories in the table below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential to make our site work. They enable you to move around the site and use its features. Without these cookies, services that are necessary for you to be able to use our site such as accessing secure areas cannot be provided.

Analytics Cookies

These cookies collect information about how people are using our site, for example which pages are visited the most often, how people are moving from one link to another and if they get error messages from certain pages. All information these cookies collect is grouped together with information from other people's use of our site on an anonymous basis. Overall, these cookies provide us with analytical information about how our site is performing and how we can improve it.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow us to remember choices you make and tailor our site to provide enhanced features and content to you. For example, these cookies can be used to remember your user name, language choice or country selection, they can also be used to remember changes you've made to text size, font and other parts of pages that you can customise.

Advertising Cookies

These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are 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 remember that you have visited a website and this information may be shared with other organisations such as advertising partners. This means after you have been to our site you may see some advertisements about our services elsewhere on the internet.

Social Media Cookies

In order to enhance your internet experience and to make the sharing of content easier, some of the pages on our website may contain tools or applications that are linked to third party social media service providers such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Through these tools or applications the social media service provider may set its own cookies on your device. We do not control these cookies and you should check the social media service provider's website for further details about how they use cookies.

You can see a list of some of the specific cookies which are most frequently used by us in the section below entitled "Cookies used by iRobot".

How long will cookies stay on my browsing device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your browsing device depends on whether it is a "persistent" or "session" cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing.  Persistent cookies stay on your browsing device after you have finished browsing until they expire or are deleted.  Details of "persistent" and "session" cookies set through our website can be found in the section below entitled "Cookies used by iRobot".

First and third-party cookies

"First party cookies" are cookies that belong to us and that we place on your device. "Third-party cookies" are cookies that another party places on your browsing device when you visit our site.

Third parties setting cookies from our website will be providing a service to us or a function of the site but we do not always control how third party cookies are used. You should check the third party's website for more information about how they use cookies. Details of third parties that set cookies through our website can be found in the section below entitled "Cookies used by iRobot".

How to manage cookies from this site

You can withdraw or modify your consent to our use of cookies at any time. If you want to withdraw or modify your consent, you can usually use the browser that you are viewing this site through to define the conditions of storing or gaining access to cookies and in particular to enable, disable or delete cookies. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the "Help", "Tools" or "Edit" settings). Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access secure areas of the site and other parts of the site may also not work properly.

You can find out more information about how to change your browser cookie settings at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Some third parties may use Advertising Cookies to help gather information about your browsing activity so that they can deliver website advertising to you that is relevant to your interests. The advertising industries in the EU have developed a scheme to help you opt-out of receiving cookies used for these purposes. You can find out more about the EU scheme from www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Cookies used by iRobot

The following tables and information set out the cookies which are most frequently used on our site. It also provides details of third parties that set cookies through our site.

Strictly necessary cookies

Cookie Name

First or Third Party Cookie

Persistent or Session Cookie

Purpose cookie is used for

ASP.NET_SessionId

This cookie is set by our content management system (the software we use to update our site)

Analytics cookies

Cookie Name

First or Third Party Cookie

Persistent or Session Cookie

Purpose cookie is used for

ACD4

__utma

__utmb

__utmc

__utmz

__atuvc

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site.  We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.  This data is aggregated anonymously and can only be accessed by the relevant teams at iRobot

s_vsn_gsiciRobotuk

s_cc

s_sq

These cookies enable our Adobe Omniture software to function.  Their software helps us take and analyse visitor information, such as visitor numbers and shopping times

Functionality cookies

Cookie Name

First or Third Party Cookie

Persistent or Session Cookie

Purpose cookie is used for

irbt_country

irbt_lang

These cookies are used to detect the country and language from your browser

__utma

__utmb

__utmc

__utmz

JSESSIONID

__pr.841

These cookies allow visitors to leave a review of our products

cp_session

This cookie allows us to display the relevant support page, based on what language interface is selected

Irbt_dev_domain

This cookie is used for testing purposes only – not present on all sites

ANON_ID

This cookie is used to give a unique number to website browsers so each on can be recognised if needed

S<partnerid> (ie S4460)

SSID

secSID

These cookies are encrypted session identifiers which are used by our e-commerce platform software provider

Advertising cookies

Cookie Name

First or Third Party Cookie

Persistent or Session Cookie

Purpose cookie is used for

Svid

_bizo_bzid

_bizo_cksm

_pk_id.121.5568

_pk_ref.121.5568

_pk_ses.121.5568

These cookies allow our marketing media agency to drive and analyse the performance of their traffic driving activity

RTG_Cookie

FC_Cookie

Reporting_Cookie

Prof_cookie

Model_cookie

Generic_cookie

These cookies are used by a third party partner to manage and report on the advertising campaigns they run for us

 

 

Social media cookies

Cookie Name

First or Third Party Cookie

Persistent or Session Cookie

Purpose cookie is used for

bt

di

dt

loc

psc

uid

uit

uvc

__atuvc

These cookies enable the “Add this” functionality, which allows visitors to share contents from our website through social networks

W

act

c_user

datr

lu

p

presence

s

sub

x-src

xs

These cookies allow visitors to “Like” our products on Facebook

GMAIL_RRT

NID

PREF

These cookies allow visitors to share our products on Google Plus network

Changes

Information about the cookies used by us may be updated from time to time, so please check back on a regular basis for any changes. New cookies may be added to the tables above but the types of cookies used on our site will fall within one of the categories of: strictly necessary; analytics; functionality; advertising; and social media.

The last modification date of this document is shown at the bottom of this page.

Questions

If you have any questions about this cookie policy, please contact us by email at global.irobot.com.

This cookie policy was last modified on 9/30/2016.