What legal information is required on a website in the UK?

In the UK, certain legal information is required to be displayed on a website.  Not everyone is aware of this, so here is a useful summary:

  1. Company name: If the website is operated by a company, the company’s name should be displayed.
  2. Company registration number: If the company is registered with Companies House, its registration number must be included.
  3. Registered office address: The address of the company’s registered office must be displayed.
  4. VAT number: If the company is registered for VAT, its VAT number must be included.
  5. Contact details: The website must include an email address or phone number for customers to contact the company.
  6. Terms and conditions: The website must include terms and conditions, which outline the rules and regulations for using the website.
  7. Privacy policy: If the website collects personal data, it must have a privacy policy that outlines how that data is used and protected.
  8. Cookies policy: If the website uses cookies, it must have a cookies policy that explains how cookies are used and how users can opt-out.
  9. Accessibility statement: If the website is subject to the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018, it must include an accessibility statement.

It’s worth noting that these requirements may vary depending on the type of website and the business operating it. It’s always a good idea to seek legal advice to ensure that your website meets all legal requirements.

ContractStore has a template , Website & Legal Notices, document A221.  you can use on your website plus a range of other e-commerce documents that can hlp an online business.