Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy
Cookies are small text files that websites place on the computers and mobile devices of people who visit those websites.
A Cookies Policy is the policy used to inform users about the use of cookies by a website or an app.
These files are then read by the website each time you return to the site. These text files allow a website to remember your device and how you interacted with the website, which is useful for a number of different purposes.
Contents
• 1 What’s a Cookies Policy
o 1.1 Requirements in the EU
o 1.2 Requirements in the US
• 2 The consent of our policy
For example, cookies can be used to remember username and password information so that you don’t have to re-enter all of your login information every time you visit a site you frequently log in to.
Other functions of cookies are to provide custom advertising to users based on searches and personal interests, as well as site performance cookies that enhance website use by remembering things such as custom video streaming or volume settings you have selected while using the website in the past.

What’s a Cookies Policy
Policies are put into place on websites to help inform users of different, important topics.
For example, a Privacy Policy is used to inform users about the collection and use of any personal or private data, and a Refund/Returns Policy of an e-commerce store informs users of their rights and processes/procedures to return goods and obtain refunds.
A Cookies Policy is the policy where users can find detailed information about the types of cookies a website uses, how these cookies are used, and how users can control cookies placement through limiting or forbidding a website to place cookies on his/her electronic device.
A Privacy Policy will often include a section within it that covers Cookies. However, in the EU, having a fully separate Cookies Policy is required.
In this case, any information about cookies can also be placed in the Privacy Policy agreement but then referenced in the separate policy on cookies.
If you’re looking for the template, go and download it from here. It’s free.

Requirements in the EU
Any EU business that uses cookies must comply with the EU Cookies Law, which requires a Cookie Policy to be in place. Visitors to our website must be alerted that cookies are in use, what kind of cookies are in use, and given the option to opt out of having these cookies placed on their devices.
A Cookie Policy is where this information can be thoroughly detailed and explained to our visitors.
While pop-up boxes and banner notifications alert users that cookies are being used and can allow for an option to opt out within that box or banner, this kind of policy is where further information can be detailed and presented to our visitors.
The EU’s GDPR requires that you get consent to use most cookies, and having a cookie notification is the perfect way to do this.

Requirements in the US
US-based companies that do business targeted to EU nations must comply with EU cookies laws, but most US-based, US-targeted businesses do not need to comply.
In the US, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforces privacy and data security laws and regulations, but cookies are not explicitly separated from general privacy laws as they are in the EU.
It is common with US-based businesses to see just one general Privacy Policy that contains a section within it that deals with the use of cookies.

The consent of our policy
What should you do if you don’t want cookies to be set?
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device to be intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although cookies are generally quite harmless, you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests using your browser history. If you prefer, you may choose to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you should be aware that you might lose some functions of the website.
If you want to restrict or block the cookies that are set by our Site, or any other site, you can do so through your browser setting. The ‘Help’ function in your browser should explain how. You will find general information about cookies and details on how to delete cookies from your machine.
To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our Site, please refer to their websites for further information.