Cookies fall into two general categories: first party cookies (which we set) and third-party cookies (which are set by third parties).
These cookies are set by us at Dyson. For the most part, they enable essential functionality on our website. They also include our own Web Analytics cookies, which we use to understand how our websites are used by visitors so that we can improve them.
Third-party cookies are not set by Dyson, but by selected third parties with whom we work. Some of these third party cookies enable useful services, for example online questionnaires or Live Chat (which lets you ask questions of a Dyson expert). Others may be set by advertising networks we work with to keep track of your browsing activities, so that they can place our online advertisements in the most appropriate places. In the section below on "Managing cookies", we explain how you can change your settings so that third parties (including advertisers) know that you do not want to be tracked.
Social media cookies
Some pages on our websites let you share our content through social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Sometimes we may embed videos from sites such as YouTube. These sites set their own cookies, which we don't control. Those social media sites may have their own cookies policies, which, if available, would normally be contained on their websites. You should carefully review those cookies policies to make sure that you are happy with them.
Cookies falling within the three categories above can be further categorised depending on if they are session cookies or permanent cookies.
These cookies expire when you close your browser (or if you stay inactive for a certain time). They are used on our e-commerce websites so that you can continue browsing without losing what you put in your shopping basket.
These cookies persist even when the browser is closed. They’re used to remember you so that you don’t have to re-enter passwords and login information every time you visit a website.
You can find more information about some of the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them here.