This statement explains how we use cookies on The Expanded Metal Company website pages. 

1. What Is A Cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website.

Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

2. How We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies in connection with Google Analytics to help analyse how website visitors (from on out referred to as ‘users’) use The Expanded Metal Company’s website.

The cookies collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie on an individual user’s behaviour on the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information of users of our site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. The Expanded Metal Company and Google will NOT link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of an individual user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a contact us fill-in form on our website.

For more information about Google Analytics, view their terms of service here: 

For information about what type of personal information we gather, have a look at our Privacy Policy.

2.1 Types of Cookies

Persistent cookies –remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created this cookie.

Session cookies –allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Cookies enable you to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and improve the overall user experience of using The Expanded Metal Company website.

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3. Managing Cookies

At any time a user can manage cookies via their own web browser. Within the menu bar of a browser, users can prevent their browser from accepting new cookies, be notified when a new cookie is received and how to disable cookies.

However, we recommend leaving cookies turned on, as this enables a user to gain access to all of The Expanded Metal Company website’s features. Blocked or rejected cookies can result in items not being added to the Shopping Basket correctly and could block a user from proceeding to the Checkout. If you leave cookies turned on, remember to sign-off after completing your session if you’re using a shared computer.

4. Contact

Any concerns about the use of cookies on this website should be sent to: or addressed to The Expanded Metal Company, PO Box 14, Longhill Industrial Estate (North),Hartlepool, Cleveland TS25 1PR, United Kingdom. 

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