Cookie notification

USNH websites use cookies to enhance the user experience, and new laws require websites to disclose this usage. The USNH privacy policy addresses cookie usage in full, and visitors must encounter a pop-up notification about USNH website cookie usage that contains a link to the USNH privacy policy upon arriving at any USNH site.

Purpose and audience

The purpose of notifying users about website cookie usage is to comply with various national and global laws governing privacy, including, but not limited to, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as some 3rd party vendor requirements. The audience is all visitors to all USNH websites.

Notification software

USNH ET&S is responsible for managing the cookie pop-up notification on USNH Drupal sites set up by ET&S. All other USNH sites are responsible for managing this notification themselves.


The first time a visitor views a USNH Drupal website supported by ET&S, a cookie pop-up will present visitors with the following message:


USNH Cookie notification popup example


A link will be provided to the USNH privacy policy. If a user clicks to accept the message, the pop-up will not appear again in that browser for that user on any USNH Drupal website on the same domain.

If a site is not an ET&S Drupal site, then the site must be programmed to display that pop-up notification to any first-time visitor to the site. The appearance and language should match what is used on the Drupal sites, with a link to the privacy policy. For more information, please contact ET&S.

Third-party software

Some websites use third-party software to provide additional services, such as ecommerce or appointment scheduling. If a third-party software requires its own separate cookie policy notification, that notification should be customized to use the approved USNH digital palette, and it should link to a cookie usage statement on the vendor’s website, not on the USNH website. If the USNH privacy policy covers the usage of the vendor’s software, then the standard USNH cookie pop-up described above should be used.


For support for ET&S Drupal sites, please contact ET&S. For other sites, ET&S may be able to assist you in implementing the pop-up.

Responsibility for usage

All site owners of non-ET&S Drupal sites are responsible for implementing the pop-ups on their sites.


If inappropriate or inaccurate cookie notification is discovered, USNH ET&S will contact the account user to discuss the issue. If the account owner cannot be contacted or is no longer at USNH, that cookie pop-up will be administered by ET&S and can be removed or corrected if deemed inaccurate or inappropriate. When usage is obviously unacceptable, ET&S will immediately remove or correct the pop-up prior to contacting the account owner. Reports regarding inappropriate notification may be sent to ET&S.