If you run a website, you’re probably familiar with the concept of cookies.

Put simply, cookies allow websites to remember information and record users’ browsing activity. 

But, if you’re using cookies on your website, you want to make sure you’re being open and transparent about how you’re doing it. 

So, it’s common practice to have a Cookie Policy in place. 

What Is A Cookie Policy?

A Cookie Policy is a really simple legal document that sets out how your website uses cookies.

It sets out a disclaimer or notice to users of your website that you will be collecting their information and user activity. 

This includes how cookies are stored and how third party cookies are used to remember information and user activity.

Do You Need A Cookie Policy?

Whenever you’re using cookies on your website, we suggest that you have a Cookie Policy in place.

While it’s not legally required, we always recommend that you have one. 


Using cookies on your website means you are storing information and data relating to your users’ activity, so it’s a good idea to be transparent about how you do that.

And, if you fall under the Australian Privacy Principles (APP), you may be required to state what you’re collecting and how it is used, stored and handled.

Also, if your business might engage with customers in the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) recommends that you have a Cookie Policy in place.

What Else Do You Need?

Whenever you’re operating your business off a website, you’ll need more than just a Cookie Policy.

First of all, you’ll need your main terms and conditions. This is the central contract that sets out how you provide goods and services to your customers online. It will cover terms such as payment, delivery, supply, intellectual property, and anything else you might want to add. For example, eCommerce stores will specifically want to have terms around returns and refunds.

On top of this, it’s a good idea to also have a Privacy Policy. This sets out how you collect, store and handle the personal information of your users (even if it’s just their email address!).

Need Legal Help?

If you need help with a Cookie Policy or anything else for your website, we’re here to help! Don’t hesitate to reach out to us on 1800 730 617 or at team@sprintlaw.com.au.

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