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Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which a server may download onto your computer or mobile device when you visit a website.

There are different types of cookies which are used to do different things, such as letting you navigate between different pages on a website efficiently, remembering preferences you have made and helping us to identify ways to improve your overall site experience. Others are used to provide you with advertising which is more tailored to your interests or to measure the number of site visits and the most popular pages users visit.

Due to their core role of enhancing and enabling usability or site processes, disabling certain cookies may prevent you from using certain aspects of our website.

Broadly speaking, there are two different types of browser cookie:

  1. Session cookies – these types of cookies are stored in the computer’s memory during a user’s browsing session and are automatically deleted from the user’s computer when the browser is closed or the session is deemed to have ended. These cookies usually store a session ID that is not personally identifiable to users, allowing the user to move from page to page without having to log-in repeatedly. They are widely used by commercial websites; for example, to keep track of items that a user has added to a shopping basket.
  2. Persistent cookies – these types of cookies are stored on a user’s computer and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies can be used to retain user preferences for a particular website, allowing those preferences to be used in future browsing sessions. Persistent cookies usually assign a unique ID to the user’s browser and they are usually configured to identify a user for a prolonged period of time.

What Cookies does Golder use?

Strictly necessary cookies

'Strictly necessary' cookies let you move around the website and use essential features of our site. These cookies don't gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using this website as they are required for the proper operation of the website. If you prevent them, we cannot guarantee how our website will perform during your visit.


Performance cookies

We use Google Analytics to collect information about:

  • How you use our website
  • Which parts of the website you visit and what content you view
  • The frequency and length of your visit
  • How you find our website (for example, via search engines or external links)
  • Your geographic location so that we can ensure the right content is delivered to you
  • The performance of our website

We use the information to improve our website and enhance user experience. All information collected is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

Your use of this website constitutes your consent to us setting these types of cookies on your device.


Functionality cookies

These cookies remember the choices you make while on our website in order to improve your overall experience. For example, if you select “Australia” on our global homepage ‘Golder.com’, our functionality cookie will enable us to remember your selection. This allows us to show you specific content related to “Australia” to enhance your individual experience. Without a cookie, we are unable to ensure you see the most relevant content available for a specific location.

These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of our website that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as commenting on a blog. The information collected is anonymised and cannot be used to track your browsing activity on other websites.

Your use of this website constitutes your consent to us setting these types of cookies on your device.

How can you control or block the use of cookies?

If you do not want this website to set cookies on your device then you should not use this site and you should delete any cookies which have been placed on your device. Alternatively, the ‘Help’ menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookies and how to disable cookies altogether. However, because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of our website’s essential features, we recommend that you leave them turned on.

Useful information about cookies can be found at: www.allaboutcookies.org