What is a Cookies Policy?

A Cookies Policy is a legal document that explains to visitors how a website or online platform uses cookies and similar tracking technologies. It outlines the types of cookies used, their purposes, and provides information on how users can manage their cookie preferences.

Do You Legally Need a Cookies Policy?

Yes, in many jurisdictions, including the European Union and various other countries, it is a legal requirement to have a Cookies Policy if your website or platform uses cookies. Even if not legally mandated, having a Cookies Policy is considered a best practice for transparency and compliance with privacy regulations.

What Should be Included in Your Cookies Policy?

Your Cookies Policy should include the following:

Definition of Cookies

Provide a clear definition of what cookies are and how they function.

What You Use the Cookies For

Explain the purposes for which you use cookies. This can include analytics, personalization, advertising, and essential site functions.

How Users can Opt Out or Adjust Settings

Inform users how they can manage their cookie preferences, including how to opt out or adjust their browser settings to control cookie acceptance.

Cookies Notice When Asking for Consent

Describe how you notify users and obtain their consent before placing cookies, especially those that are not strictly necessary for the site to function.