Cookie Policy Requirements

GDPR

If you have your own website and are devising your cookie policy requirements, the following points should be taken into account.

* Use plain and clear language so that your policy is accessible and easy to understand.
* Every cookie used on your website should be covered in your policy.
* State in easy to understand the language each cookie’s purpose.
* Don’t forget to advise users how long each cookie will remain on their browser.
* Where the data is stored and who it is shared with should also be clearly indicated in your policy.
* If users want to opt-out of cookies or reject them, this should be mentioned, along with instructions on how to do that.

User permission isn’t needed for those cookies that are absolutely necessary. However, your policy should mention those cookies and explain their purpose to users.

Over time, the cookies used on a website can change, and because of that, your policy should be regularly updated as and when needed. If a new service is added to your website, or a new feature is installed it will generate the installation of new cookies. Your site should be compliant with GDPR policy at all times, and it’s your responsibility to check on this. Basically, users of your website need to know when any new cookies are in place and what their purpose is.

Many people who use the Internet are understandably concerned about online safety and privacy, although most cookies are in place to improve the online experience and won’t harm a computer, download a virus or collect the information you don’t want to share. A user’s regular browsing activities can be analyzed to create a user profile, by using the information generated by cookies. It all helps to make the online experience more enjoyable and as efficient as possible.

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