Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A ‘cookie’ is a temporary internet file which is placed on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser.  The cookie helps us to analyse information such as time spent on our web site and which pages you visit.  Any information held by The Zinc Group Ltd will not be disclosed to any third parties except as required or permitted by law or any regulatory body.

These cookies help us to analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs.  We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed by the system.  The data obtained from cookies will not be used to identify any user personally.

Third Party Cookies

All of the cookies which are used within our website are set and provided by Google Analytics.

The information from the following cookies will be used by Google in accordance with GOOGLE’s PRIVACY POLICY.

Google Analytics:__utma

This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to our site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.

This cookie expires two years from set/update.

Google Analytics:__utmb

This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with our site. When a user views a page on our site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on our site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals.

This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on our site for longer than 30 minutes.

Google Analytics:__utmc

This cookie operates in conjunction with __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user.  Should a user visit our site, exit the browser and then return to our website within 30 minutes, the absence of the ­­__utmc cookie indicates that a new session needs to be established.

This cookie expires at the end of the browser session (when you close the browser).

Google Analytics:__utmz

This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach out site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link.  It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within our own site.

This cookie expires after 6 months.


Most modern web browsers allow users to control cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or