The template provides a detailed explanation and guidance on key legislation applicable to cookies usage in the UK, namely the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA). These laws dictate the rules that businesses must adhere to when storing and accessing information on a user's device using cookies or similar tracking technologies.
The template begins by outlining the scope and purpose of the policy, ensuring it aligns with the requirements of PECR, GDPR, and DPA 2018. It then elaborates on the various types of cookies and tracking technologies commonly used on websites, explaining their function and impact on user privacy. The document includes a detailed overview of the user's rights, such as the right to access, rectify, and delete personal data collected through cookies.
The template also guides website owners on obtaining user consent, as required by the PECR and GDPR. It provides instructions on implementing cookie banners or pop-ups, detailing the necessary information to be conveyed to users, including the types of cookies used, their purpose, and the ability to withdraw consent.