What are Cookies
Cookies are small text files that websites place on the computers and mobile devices of people who visit those websites. 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.
What’s a Cookies Policy
Legal Requirements for Cookies Policies
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 accessible to your visitors at any time.
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 U.S.
U.S.-based companies that do business targeted to EU nations must comply with EU cookies laws. However, most U.S.-based, U.S.-targeted businesses do not need to comply.
In the U.S., 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.