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Cookie policy

We use a feature of your internet browser called a ‘cookie’ on the Golden Bear Toy’s website.

We do not use ‘cookies’ to retrieve personal information about you from your computer. We will only gain such information if you have knowingly and willingly provided such information to us. If you wish to find out more information on how we store such information, please visit our privacy policy and fair processing notices.

Most web browsers have cookies enabled. If you do not wish to enable cookies on your computer, that will mean that your experience using our website may be impaired as some cookies help to rectify issues.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage 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 from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

To find out more, please visit the external site - What Are Cookies (please note what are cookies are not affiliated with Golden Bear Toys and we are not responsible for the information featured on this site).

Our cookie policy

Our cookies do not store sensitive or personal information about you from your computer.

To make full use of our website on any device accepting cookies will provide you with the best user experience.

If you do wish to restrict, block or remove cookies, you can do so using your browser. Please see instructions below.

Cookies featured on Golden Bear Toy’s website

Here is a list of cookies that we use, including the purposes for which we use them. We’ve listed them here so you that you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not.

SHOPIFY

Name of cookies and function:

landing_page - track landing pages

_orig_referrer - Used in connection with shopping cart.

_shopify_fs – Shopify analytics

_shopify_sa_p - Shopify analytics relating to marketing & referrals

_shopify_sa_t - Shopify analytics relating to marketing & referrals

_shopify_s - Shopify analytics

_shopify_y - Shopify analytics

_s - Shopify analytics

_y - Shopify analytics

epb_previous_pathname - Populates breadcrumbs on the site

secure_customer_sig - Used in connection with customer login.

Why we use these cookies?

Shopify is an ecommerce software we use to for Golden Bear Toys website. The cookies are necessary to allow you to use our website and for the functioning of the store.

The first party analytics cookies used are to estimate the number of unique visitors, to improve our website, and to detect the most searched for words in search engines that lead to a webpage. These cookies are not used to target you with online marketing. We use these cookies to learn how our website are performing and make relevant improvements to improve your browsing experience.

Expiry

Most of the cookies we use are persistent and will expire between 30 minutes and two years from the date they are downloaded to your device. 

Shopify privacy policy

https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

Name of cookies and function:

_gat – Google analytics

_gid Google analytics

_ga Google analytics

Why we use these cookies?

We use Google Analytics to track and reports how users interact with the site.

Expiry

These cookies are session cookies and will expire when you stop browsing our website.

Google Analytics policy for safeguarding data - https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en 

OTHER

wsg_pages - statistics

wsg_referrer – statistics

Why we use these cookies?

These cookie is a part of W3 Counter, which provides website statistics.

Expiry

These cookies are session cookies and will expire when you stop browsing our website.

How to control cookies

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can choose whether or not to accept cookies through your browser controls, often found in your browser’s “Tools” or “Preferences” menu. For more information on how to modify your browser settings or how to block, manage or filter cookies can be found in your browser’s help file or through such sites as: www.allaboutcookies.org.

Managing cookies

You can delete ‘cookies’ that have been stored on your computer but remember, if you prevent us from placing ‘cookies’ on your computer during your visit, or you subsequently delete a ‘cookie’ that has been placed, it will not be possible for you to use our website effectively.

By disabling your ‘cookies’ from the browser settings, you will be restricting the ‘cookies’ that Golden Bear Toy's uses to manage its website and this will have an impact on how the website will function. This will apply to all websites once ‘cookies’ are disabled via your browser settings and not only the Golden Bear Toy's website.
If you would like to restrict or block ‘cookies’ that are set by us and other websites, you can do this through your web browser settings. Instructions for how to do this for the four most used web browsers are below. For other web browsers, please use the Help function on your browser for details on how to do this. For information on how to restrict or block ‘cookies’ on your mobile phone, you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Guide to Disabling ‘Cookies’ using Web Browsers:

Safari
1. Go to the Safari menu.
2. Click on the Preferences.
3. Click the ‘Security’ tab.
4. Under ‘Accept Cookies’, set it to accept, reject, or selectively accept cookies.

Firefox 3.0+
1. Click on ‘Tools’ in the menu bar
2. Click on ‘Options…’
3. Click on ‘Privacy’ Tab in the top section
4. From the drop down box select ‘Use custom setting for history’
5. Un -tick the box that says ‘Accept Cookies From sites’
6. Click OK and Close the screen.

Internet Explorer 7.0+
1. Click on ‘Tools’ in the menu bar
2. Click on ‘Options’
3. Click on ‘Privacy’ Tab on top section
4. Click on the ‘Advanced” button
5. Select ‘Prompt’ for both ‘First party cookies’ and ‘Third Party Cookies’
6. Click OK and Close the screen.

Google Chrome 8.0+
1. Click to ‘Tools Menu’
2. Click on ‘Options’
3. Click on ‘Under the Bonnet’
4. Click on ‘Cookie Setting’ button and tick ‘Block all third-party cookies without exception’
5. Close the screen.