Website Privacy and Cookie Policy Tutorial

The following instructions will guide you through the steps to create a Website Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy page and then link them to the system so they appear in the footer of every page on your website. The system will also include your Privacy Policy on the Enquiry Form Widget if you have used one.

Important: The text for both policies can be copied from the templates below

Full tutorial available

Please click this button to watch a full step-by-step turtorial.

Step-by-step Tutorial


Create 2 pages

1. Select the menu you want the 2 new pages to appear on.
2. Click the + icon twice to create your pages.
3. Double-click the page icons to rename them.


Drag and drop a text section

4. From the Page Section menu on the right of your screen.
5. Drag and drop the top section (basic text box) to your blank page.
6. You should now see the basic text box ready for you to add content.

Website Privacy Policy

Click to view the template

Cookie Policy

Click to view the template


Copy the policy text

Use the links above to take a copy of the text.

  1. Click on one of the links.
  2. Drag your mouse over the text to highlight it.
  3. Hold the CTRL key and press C to copy the text to the clipboard.
  4. Return to the Schools-Online editor.
  5. Repeat these steps when you are ready to create the second policy.

Paste the policy text

7. Double-click the text within your section to open the text editor.

8. Click your mouse in the Body Text section then Hold the CTRL key and press V to paste the text from the clipboard.
9. Click Save.
10. Important: Publish your site when you have both policy pages complete.
11. Now complete Step 5 (you must have published your site first)


Activate the footer links

This final step will link the pages you have created to the Footer on every page of your website. Once the link has been created, the Schools-Online system takes care of the rest.


10. Click the Admin button at the top of the editor screen.
11. Select the Options tab.
12. Use the Drop-down menus to select the new Privacy and Cookie Policy pages.
13. Click Save.
14. Publish your site.

The new Website Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy pages will now be available on your site and a small text link will have been added to the footer.