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Definition of a Cookies Policy

  1. 1. TermsFeed Cookies Policy
  2. 2. (1) Link to https://termsfeed.com/cookies-policy/generator/ A Cookies Policy (1) is the policy you use to inform users of your website/app about your use of cookies. TermsFeed
  3. 3. Cookies are small files that websites place on the computers and mobile devices of people who visit those websites. TermsFeed
  4. 4. Like a Privacy Policy that’s used to inform users about the collection and use of personal information, a Cookies Policy is where the website owner will: Detail more information about what cookies are being used by the website How these cookies are used What options do users have over these cookies
  5. 5. TermsFeed Most Privacy Policies will often include a section within it that covers Cookies.
  6. 6. TermsFeed For EU-based companies, because of the EU Cookies Law, having fully separate Cookies Policy is a better idea. EU
  7. 7. TermsFeed US-based companies that do business in the EU must comply the EU Cookies Law, thus they must notify users about their websites’ use of cookies. Currently, cookies are not explicitly separated from general privacy laws in the US as they are in the EU. It’s very common with US businesses to use just 1 Privacy Policy that has a section called “Cookies”. US
  8. 8. (2) Link to http://www.bbc.com/ (3) Link to http://www.bbc.co.uk/usingthebbc/cookies/ (4) Link to http://www.bbc.com/privacy/cookies/about This is how the EU-based BBC website (2) has a link to a separate Privacy Policy page (3) and a separate Cookies Policy page (4):
  9. 9. The US-based Amazon website has the information page about cookies located within the “Privacy Notice” page:
  10. 10. What to include in Cookies Policy ?
  11. 11. Most Cookies Policies will include the following: That cookies are in use on your web site What cookies are What kind of cookies are in use (by you and/or third parties) How and why you (and/or third parties) are using the cookies How a user can opt out of having cookies placed on her device(s)
  12. 12. The Guardian’s Cookies Policy
  13. 13. ? How to inform users about cookies
  14. 14. The EU Cookie Directive (5) requires that: Users are informed that cookies are used There’s Cookies Policy where users can find more information about the cookies used (5) Link to https://termsfeed.com/blog/eu-cookies-directive/
  15. 15. Top banner pop-ups
  16. 16. General pop-up dialogs
  17. 17. Download Cookies Policy Template Go to https://termsfeed.com/blog/sample-cookies-policy-template/ and download the template.

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