Cookie Policy Template

Cookie Policy


This document is currently being reviewed for compatibility with the GDPR, which comes into force on 25th May 2018. At the present time, this template complies with the current law and is available for use. If changes are required to comply with the GDPR, these will notified to you by email.

If your website uses cookies or similar technologies, it is important that your visitors are aware of this. Under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, website operators who use cookies on their sites are required to provide users with clear and comprehensive information about the purposes for which cookies are stored and accessed.

This Cookie Policy has been designed to help website operators comply with their legal obligations. It explains in detail what cookies are, what each type is used for, and which specific cookies are used by the website. User-friendly language is used to help ensure that users understand what they are reading.

It is important to ensure that information about cookies is easily available to visitors to your website, and a prominent link should be made available – ideally in a specific banner or in the header of the site. Linking to the cookie policy from within a privacy policy and/or set of terms and conditions is also helpful to visitors.

The terms of this cookie policy template are broad and will not necessarily apply to all websites. While some options have been specifically marked out, most parts of the document are not highlighted as such. It is therefore important to 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 clause 4 should be checked regularly and kept up to date. They are currently accurate as of August 2016.

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.

For more information on compliance with the law on cookies, please refer to our Cookie Law Guidance Notes.

This Cookie Policy contains the following clauses:
1. Definitions and Interpretation
2. How Does Our Site Use Cookies?
3. What Cookies Does Our Site Use?
4. How You Can Control Cookies
5. [How Do We Use Cookies in Emails?]
6. Changes to this Cookie Policy
7. Further Information

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