Website Privacy Policy Template (First & Third Party Cookies)

Website Privacy Policy – First & Third Party Cookies


This Website Privacy Policy is designed for websites that gather information about and/or from their visitors, using both first and third party cookies.

First party cookies are those which are set directly by the website itself. Third party cookies, on the other hand, are those which are set by another site, domain, or service and are commonly used for advertising.

Important parts of this template address the use of cookies and compliance with so-called EU Cookie Law. Using (and complying with) this policy can help in compliance with the various requirements laid down by the law. Of particular importance, the policy explains to your website’s visitors what cookies the site uses, what it uses them for, and why. Alternatively, if you wish to provide more detailed information on cookies, this document can be altered to refer to a separate Cookie Policy.

This document template has been updated with new wording aimed at making the policy more user-friendly, easier to follow, and more trustworthy for users. Other important improvements over the previous version include comprehensive provisions on the storage of data (including whether or not that data is stored outside the European Economic Area – of key importance when complying with data protection legislation), more information on the sharing of data with third parties (contractors, for example), a clearer (and, it is hoped, more convincing) case for why cookies are important from your visitors’ perspective, and more details about the website owner or operator.

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 Website Privacy Policy template contains the following clauses:
1. Definitions and Interpretation
2. Information About Us
3. Scope – What Does This Policy Cover?
4. What Data Do We Collect?
5. How Do We Use Your Data?
6. How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
7. Do We Share Your Data?
8. What Happens If Our Business Changes Hands?
9. How Can You Control Your Data?
10. Your Right to Withhold Information
11. How Can You Access Your Data?
12. What Cookies Do We Use and What For?
13. Contacting Us
14. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

This website privacy policy is in open format. Either enter the requisite details in the highlighted fields or adjust the wording to suit your purposes.

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