Then, tell users about the kind of cookies you’re using. There are a few ways you can classify cookies:
Be clear about why you’re using cookies and for what reason. For instance, if you’re using non-essential analytics cookies to gather user browsing habits to display targeted ads, be transparent about this to your users.
You should also inform your users if disabling cookies will change their user experience or cause the site to malfunction.
If your site or app uses a lot of cookies, consider using a chart to show what kind of cookies you’re using:
Name of Cookie
Non-Essential or Essential?
Third Party or First Party?
Type of Cookie
When the browser is closed
Google Analytics cookie. We use this for analytics reasons.
Finally, you need to explain what options are available to users if they want to opt out of cookies installed on their devices. Provide straightforward, step-by-step instructions such as how they can get to the “settings” tab of their browser to reject or accept cookies that your website wants to place on their devices.
Notice how the Guardian has included several methods to manage their cookies. They’ve also included specific instructions for U.S.-based users and different browsers.
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Your cookies policy or clause should always address the following: