Cookies

Please note - this policy explains how cookies are used on cornishgems.com from 1 January 2011.

Use of cookies by Cornish Gems

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit or certain emails you open. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide business and marketing information to the owners of the site.

For more detailed information about cookies visit www.allaboutcookies.org
Four types of cookie may be used during your visit to cornishgems.com:

Some of the cookies are essential in order for you to use cornishgems.com

Here is a list of all the cookies that Cornish Gems set and how we use them:

cornishgems.com cookie types
Cookie NamePurpose
Session cookie
SS_SESSION
This cookie is used to maintain your transaction with Cornish Gems and allow your search criteria to persist over consecutive page requests without having to transfer your information across the internet. This cookie expires at the end of your session - when you close your browser or within 30 minutes of leaving the Cornish Gems website.
Device cookie
RESS
This cookie stores information about your device and screen resolution so we can serve the correct version of our website for your viewing device.
cornishgems.com tracking cookie This cookie is used to recognise repeat visits to the site and tells us whether you have accepted the cornishgems.com cookies. It stores no other information.
Live chat Our live chat facility allows you to contact a member of our team to speak to them online. Cookies are stored in order for this system to work correctly.

Here is a list of some cookies that may be set by our business partners on cornishgems.com:

PartnerPurpose
Google Analytics We use Google Analytics's software to carry out statistical analysis of page use, page interactions, conversion tracking and paths through cornishgems.com. This is known as web metrics. This information allows us to identify customers and more accurately understand their individual behaviours and needs. This means that we can more easily tailor offers and information which may be of interest to individuals. We will only send marketing emails when customers have given us permission to do so. This information is not passed to third party companies for their use. Our digital marketing agency has access to this along with other Cornish Gems data, to help increase the relevancy of our direct marketing. To get a better idea of our demographics and users’ interests we have implemented Google Analytics features based on Display Advertising (Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting). You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings. In addition, you can use the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on to disable tracking by Google Analytics. We will use the data provided by Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to develop the site and content around our users' interests.