GDPR-Ready Cookie Policy Template

Cookie Policy (GDPR-Ready)

BS.WEB.COOK.01C

Does your website use cookies and/or similar technologies? If so, it is important that your users are aware. The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations require website operators who use cookies on their sites to provide users with clear, accessible information about the purposes for which cookies are used.

Moreover, great care must be taken with cookies that use personal data, a term which takes on a much broader definition than it used to, thanks to the GDPR (which came into force on 25 May 2018). Finally, obtaining user consent to the use of all but “strictly necessary” cookies must not be overlooked.

This Cookie Policy template has been written to help in complying with your legal obligations. It explains in detail what cookies are, what each type is used for, and which specific cookies are used by the website in question. User-friendly language is used throughout in order to maximise accessibility.

It is important to ensure that your cookie consent mechanisms and your cookie information is easily available to users of your website. More information and practical guidance can be found in our Cookie Law Guidance Notes, available here.

The provisions of this Cookie Policy template are broad and will not necessarily apply to all websites. Some options have been specifically marked out in the template, but others have not. It is therefore important that you read the template carefully and make the appropriate alterations to ensure that you are not giving your visitors superfluous information. Please also note that the web links to different web browser instructions in section 5 are up-to-date as of January 2018 but may change at any time.

This document is also available in the Website Terms & Conditions group under Website Privacy Policies.

Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused options should be removed from the document.

This Cookie Policy contains the following clauses:

1. Definitions and Interpretation
2. Information About Us
3. How Does Our Site Use Cookies?
4. What Cookies Does Our Site Use?
5. Consent and Control
6. Changes to this Cookie Policy
7. Further Information

This Cookie Policy template is in open format. Either enter the requisite details in the highlighted fields or adjust the wording to suit your purposes.

Once you have purchased access to the appropriate document folder click on the “Download Document” link below. You will be asked what you want to do with the file. It is recommended that you save the document to a location of your choice prior to viewing.

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