Regardless, you are legally required by the European GDPR and the Californian CCPA to have one available to your users on your website.
Cookies are a potential privacy risk, because they are able to track, store and share user behavior.
The EU law on personal data, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), gives website visitors the right to receive specific, up-to date information on what data is registered about them at all times, for what purpose, and where in the world it is sent (along with the possibility to prevent it from happening).
Learn more about the GDPR
Learn more about the ePrivacy Directive (EU cookie law or cookie directive)
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The California Consumer Privacy Law (CCPA) empowers California residents with rights to know what of their personal information companies and websites collect and sell, plus the rights to have it deleted and to opt out of having their data sold to third parties.
The CCPA states that businesses must inform their visitors at or before the point of collection of what categories of personal information they collect and process, including to which third parties they sell/share/disclose this data.
The CCPA empowers California residents with the following:
Right to opt out
Right to be informed
Right to disclosure
Right to deletion
Right to equal services and prices
Last but not least, websites must feature a Do Not Sell My Personal Information link, through which users can opt out of third party data sales.
Learn more about the CCPA
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What types of cookies are set,
How long they persist on your user’s browser,
What data they track/the categories of personal information collected
For what purpose (functionality, performance, statistics, marketing, etc.),
Where the data is sent and with whom it is shared/which third parties it is shared with,
How to reject cookies, and how to subsequently change the status regarding the cookies.