Cookies Policy Template
Every time a user visits a website, their browser stores information in these cookies so when they return, that website can ‘remember’ how they interacted with the site. This can be used for various purposes:
- Cookies can remember that a user is logged in. This is useful so they don’t have to log in on every page they visit.
- A Cookie can remember that a user dismissed a popup, that way the popup won’t display again.
- Cookies can remember items stored in a shopping cart.
- Cookies can remember a specific number that identifies a user (useful for tracking where users navigate on a site.)
- Cookies can also remember custom video streaming settings like volume or where a user left off.
Is a Cookies Policy Required?
No. In the United States a cookies policy is not required. However, if you do business in the EU, or you target audiences that live in the EU, you are required to have a cookies policy.
What Should I Include in My Cookies Policy?
- You should include a simple definition of a cookie.
- Include other tracking methods you use (location, social media, login, etc)
- You should include a list of specific cookies and how to identify them.
- You should include directions on how a user can opt-out or delete cookies.
Where do I put my cookies policy?
Common practice is to include your cookies policy in the footer of your website. It can be included with other ‘nuts-and-bolts’ type links like the Terms and Conditions page, the login in/out page, etc.