Definition of Cookies
Cookies are small text files that are stored on a user’s device when they visit a website. These files contain data that can be accessed by the website during subsequent visits.
Compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is also essential when processing personal data through cookies.
Consent for cookie usage must be obtained from website visitors. Consent should be clear, informed, and provided through affirmative action.
Employ mechanisms such as cookie banners or pop-ups to inform users about cookie usage and seek their consent before cookies are placed on their devices.
Types of Cookies
Provide clear information about the types of cookies used on the website, including essential cookies, functional cookies, and performance cookies.
Clearly distinguish between first-party cookies (set by the website being visited) and third-party cookies (set by a domain other than the one being visited).
Provide users with the option to manage their cookie preferences, including the ability to accept or reject certain types of cookies.
Allow users to withdraw their consent at any time and provide clear instructions on how to do so.
Maintain records of user consents for cookie usage to demonstrate compliance with the law.
Regularly review and update records as necessary, particularly when making changes to the website’s cookie usage.