What needs to be in a cookie policy?

A cookie policy is a document that informs users how cookies are used on your website. A cookie policy is required as it is important to inform users on how personal data will be handled on your website,  as cookies are considered personal data by privacy regulations like the GDPR and CCPA.

Your website’s cookie policy should contain the following information:

What cookies are and how they work: You should include a short explanation of cookies so that your users can make an informed decision.

Explain your site’s use of cookies: You need to inform users on how and why you use cookies and for what purposes. For instance, if you use third-party cookies mention that you do and the purposes.

Information on how to manage cookie preferences: Finally, you need to include the information on how your users can disable cookies on their browser or how they can opt out or change their cookie preference settings. You can link to your cookie consent tool to make it easy for users to do the same.

Here’s an easy-to-follow cookie policy template that can be implemented on your website.