When you visit a Zimmer Biomet website, one or more cookies may be set on your device to improve your user experience when browsing a Zimmer Biomet website. Please read the following information about cookies and how we use them.

When you visit a website, your web browser sends a request message to the website, which then sends a response, usually in the form of a file that is read by the browser. In such interactions, the website cannot distinguish one browser's request from another. If you want your browser to be recognized and individualized, so to speak, so that you can, for example, continue to receive content that is delivered according to your submitted preferences without needing to resubmit them every time you visit another page on the website, then the website must be able to identify your browser every time it makes a request. Therefore, when you visit most websites, your browser will, at the request of the website, create a small text file called a cookie and save it on your device. The file contains information (typically a random number) that uniquely identifies your browser on your device. This cookie will then serve as a signal the next time you visit the website that sent the cookie to ensure that "you," that is, your browser, is recognized as a previous visitor with particular preferences.

Common uses for cookies include:

  • Identifying visitors who have signed into a protected website, which enables them to visit multiple pages without being required to submit a user name and password for every page;
  • Keeping track of visitors' preferences regarding the content they would like to see and the format in which they would like to view it so they don't need to resubmit the preferences every time they visit the site;
  • Keeping track of which pages visitors’ request, which creates data that can be used to make improvements to site content and navigation.

On the Zimmer Biomet websites we use first party cookies (cookies set directly by us to your device) as well as cookies served by third parties. Third party cookies are most commonly used for website analytics or advertising purposes.

Information about Cookies used on Zimmer Biomet websites

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Google Analytics

These cookies enable us to determine the number of unique visitors (defined as a specific browser on a specific computer) that visit the Zimmer Biomet websites.

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These cookies are used on most Zimmer Biomet website(s).

Information on how to opt out of Google Analytics is available here


Google Analytics

This cookie enables us to determine what page a browser was on immediately before visiting each page on our websites. This helps us to gauge the effectiveness of links in helping users find the information they seek.

This cookie is used on most Zimmer Biomet website(s).

This cookie expires six months from when it is initially created or reset.

Information on how to opt out of Google Analytics is available here


Zimmer Biomet

This cookie is used to improve your Zimmer Biomet user experience by ensuring that you view the most appropriate language version of the website.

This cookie expires three years from when it is initially created or reset.

You can control and delete these cookies through your browser settings however if you choose to do so, then you will not be able to use the full functionality of the website(s).