Visitors to your 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.
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.
An adequate and compliant policy of this kind will inform users of the following: Simple, easy-to-understand language should be used here so that everyone is able to understand what the policy is saying.
Note how it starts with a short, simple definition of what cookies are: The Guardian goes on to tell users about each different type of cookie that is used, and how these are used. This is helpful to users as it allows them to pick and choose which cookies to allow or disallow depending on what they feel comfortable with after being informed.
When it comes to disabling or turning off cookies, you must provide information on how to do this to your users, whether the information is specific to your website, or general.
Websites based in the EU have taken a number of different approaches to notify users of cookies and their Cookie Policies. Here are a few of the most convenient and effective methods for providing this notice.
Top banner pop-ups These pop-up banners are hard for a user to miss. They pop up the first time a user visits a website, and are right in the main line of sight.Information collected from you by others, such as third party web sites that you access through links on the Service or features of the Service that you use to provide that information to third party services, are governed by those entities’ privacy policies.