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Cookie Policy Example

Some laws such as the ePrivacy and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) require websites to detail their use of cookies to users. In this short post, we’ll share with you a cookie policy example and go through what you need in order to create a compliant cookie policy

Cookie policy example

What is a cookie policy?

Unlike a privacy policy, which makes legally required disclosures about your data processing activities in general, the cookie policy deals specifically with your use of cookies and contains those particular legally required disclosures – which we will exaplain below.

Keep in mind that, often, the cookie policy is a dedicated section of the main privacy policy of a website or an app.

First thing first, under the law, you’ll need to show a cookie banner (also called cookie notice) to inform site visitors and allow your users to provide or deny consent. In your cookie banner, you must link your cookie policy and make details of cookies’ purposes, usage, and related third-party activities available to the user.

More on cookies

This article is a part of our series on cookies and cookie consent. Read also:

👉 How to manage cookies consent on WordPress

What do you write in a cookie policy?

The cookie policy should at least contain:

  1. The type of cookies that have been installed, for example tracking cookies, adversting, ect.
  2. Any third parties that run cookie on your site site/app, such as Google Analytics.
  3. The purposes for why each cookies are used must be described in detail.
  4. Details on how users can excersise their legal rights in regards to cookies. For example, how they can manage their preferences or withdraw consent.

*Also consider that your policy should be available in all the languages in which your services are provided.

To see how all these elements come together, check out a cookie policy template by clicking the button below:

Cookie Policy Example
The sample cookie policy above is just an example and the legal text is customized to specific data processes and laws. Remember that cookie policies are legal documents and it is mandatory that they contain truthful information or you could be putting yourself at risk. Find out how to generate a comprehensive and compliant cookie policy here. 

Can I use a generator for my documents?

The good news is yes, you absolutely can!

But it would be best if you were careful. Choose a high-quality cookie policy generator that, at the very least, contains clauses written by actual legal professionals and that allows you to customize your document based on your individual needs entirely.

Need a cookie policy for your site?

With iubenda’s Privacy Controls and Cookie Solution you can manage all aspects of the GDPR, ePrivacy and the Cookie Law, in particular:

  • easily inform users via cookie banner and a dedicated cookie policy page;
  • obtain and save cookie consent settings;
  • preventively block scripts prior to consent; and
  • keep track of consent and save consent settings for each user for up to 12 months from the last site visit.

Want to see how to create a cookie policy in under 2 minutes? Watch the video here!

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