Cookies are small data files generally stored on a user’s computer/browser. Every time you go back to a website you’ve already visited, cookies remember your preferences (such as your password or language).
Cookies can have different purposes:
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Having a cookies policy is a legal requirement under various privacy laws, such as the EU’s Cookie Law.
If you’re based in the EU, or you have EU-based users, you’ll need to comply with the ePrivacy Directive (also called Cookie Law).
The Cookie Law requires you to inform users that you’re using cookies on your site and obtain their consent before doing so.
In practice, you’ll need to:
👉 Learn more about the EU’s ePrivacy Directive
Also, consider that your policy should be available in all the languages in which your services are provided.
*Note that if you have users from different regions (e.g. Europe and the US) simultaneously, you’ll need to write sections with the disclosures specific to those regions, otherwise you risk fines and other penalties like lawsuits.
💡 When it comes to figuring out the specific names of the cookies that run on your site, you can use one of the manual methods mentioned here or use our free Site Scanner to get an idea of the services running on your site.
All you need to do is:
It’s against your best interests as, legally, cookie policies need to be specific to the cookies and scripts running on YOUR site.
Moreover, our Generator is supported by an international legal team, which takes care of updating your documents when the laws change. So you have just one thing left to do: focus on your business.