Gems the Jewellers in Dumfries is aware of the need to address Internet privacy issues and we believe you should be aware of how we intend to treat any information about you that we might receive on the Internet as a result of your visit to the site.

Information About On-Line Visitors

You can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. In general, we gather information about users of the site collectively in order to determine, for example, which areas users access more frequently. This information helps us to determine what is most beneficial for our users, and how we can continually create a better overall experience for our users by improving the content of the site.

There are times however, when we may need information from you, such as your name and address. Customarily, the personal information Gems the Jewellers obtains is used only to respond to enquiries and orders. We may also ask you to voluntarily provide us with information for market research such as, your interests, demographics, and experience of the area. Gems the Jewellers in Dumfries does not sell or pass information such as email addresses to third parties.


“Cookies” are elements of data that a website can send to your browser which may then store on your system. Some site pages use Cookies so that we can better serve you when you return to our site. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a Cookie, giving the chance to decide whether to accept it or not.

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Making our shopping basket and checkout work
  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • Remembering your search settings

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called analytics programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use:

  • Google Analytics

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

Web Site Links

This website contains links to other websites, which we believe will be of interest to visitors. While we try to link only to sites that share its high standards and respect for privacy, Gems the Jewellers in Dumfries cannot take responsibility for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites.