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
The following cookies are added by a third party and have the following purposes.
|Session Cookie||PHPSESSID||This first party cookie identifies you for the duration of your visit. Information is remembered from page to page. This enables the site to function properly and means you do not have to keep entering the same information. It assists with a smooth site experience.||This is a strictly necessary cookie. It only lasts for your visit.|
|Google Analytics Cookies||_utma
|This cookie stores the number of visits (for each visitor) and the time of the visit. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.||Expires 2 years from when it is set or updated.|
|_utmt||This improves the user experience by making the session more efficient.||Expires in 10 minutes.|
|_utmb||This checks approximately how fast people leave: when a visit starts, and when a visit ends.||Expires 30 minutes after it is set or updated|
|_utmz||Explains how the visitor came to the site. Records whether the visitor came from a search engine, if so the search term sued, a link, or from no previous page, for instance by using a bookmark. It also records if the visit is in response to any campaign, which explains how the user reached our site. It is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.||Expires 6 months after it is set or updated.|
|_utmv||It stores visitor-level data, according to the custom variables set. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.||Expires 2 years after it is set or updated.|
|We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy enhanced mode.||PREF* – Expires after eight months.
CONSENT* – Expires at the end of your session.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE* – Expires after eight months.
YouTube (Google) Cookies
Some YouTube videos are embedded in this website. A YouTube cookie is used to provide web analytics in terms of the number of times a video has been watched and/or shared.
Managing Your Cookies
There are several ways to manage cookies. You can:
- Set you browser to prevent cookies from being accepted. More information should be in your browsers “help” menu How you adjust your browser will depend on which browser you are using.
- Set some browsers to send you an alert when a website is trying to place a cookie on your browser.
- Block cookies by activating the setting on your browser to refuse all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies including strictly necessary cookies, site access and features can be limited or not available.
- Delete cookies stored in your browser by “clearing cookies”. This will only delete cookies already stored. It won’t prevent new ones being accepted unless you change the acceptance settings. Also, clearing your cookies on one browser of one device does not automatically clear them on another. You need to clear all browsers on all devices, independently.
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 www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.