What is a cookie policy template?

A cookie policy template is a pre-written document that outlines how a website or online service uses cookies and other tracking technologies to collect and process user data. It serves as a framework that businesses can use to disclose their data collection and usage practices via cookies to their website visitors. Cookie policy templates are especially important for ensuring transparency and compliance with privacy regulations such as GDPR and CCPA.

A typical cookie policy template might include

  • Introduction: An overview of cookies and their purpose on the website.
  • Cookie details: Explanation of different cookie types (essential, functional, third-party, their functions and duration.
  • Data collection: Information about the data collected by cookies and the reasons behind it.
  • Cookie management: Instructions for users to adjust their cookie settings, including browser controls.
  • Third-party cookies: Identification of third-party cookies/services with links to their privacy policies.
  • Policy updates: Explanation of how and when the policy may change, and how users will be notified.
  • Contact details: Contact information for users with questions or concerns about the policy.

Read our blog for more information: Free Cookie Policy Template for GDPR & CCPA