What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored on your device or network server by websites you visit on your computer or mobile device.
What kind of data are included in cookies?
Purpose of Using Cookies
– Enabling secure operation of the Website,
– Making usage of the Website easier and/or faster and improving its performance,
– Storing information about Website users (on their devices or browser caches) and their usage of the Website,
– Making the Website functional through the Website user’s preferences on the Website and personalizing the Website in accordance with the Website user,
– Analyzing the Website user’s usage of the Website and determining his/her general tendency on the Website,
– Improving and facilitating the services offered through the Website,
– Offering new features through the Website.
Types of Cookies
Cookies are categorized under two headings as session cookies and persistent cookies on the Website. While session cookies are deleted when you leave the platform, persistent cookies may remain on your devices for various periods of time depending on the area of usage.
- Temporary cookies: Temporary cookies are temporarily stored only during the session and are removed as soon as you close your browser.
- Persistent cookies: Persistent cookies remain on the computer/mobile device after you close the browser or application and are used to recognize you when you return to the Website. Until persistent cookies expire, a new cookie is installed and remains on your computer or mobile device.
- Target/Advertising Cookies: Advertising cookies are cookies installed by a third party during your visit to an application/website. They are used to transmit certain information about your Website visit to a third party.
- Mandatory Cookies: These are necessary and important cookies. They allow you to create a user account, to log in and to navigate the Website. Mandatory cookies remain on your computer or mobile device after you close the browser or application and they are used to recognize you when you return to the Website.
- Performance and analysis cookies: Used to collect information about how you use the Website and applications (pages viewed, average duration of visit, etc.) in order to improve the Website user’s overall operation of the Website and applications.
- Functionality cookies: Functionality cookies are cookies used to facilitate your visit to the Website and improve your browsing experience. They allow you to remember certain settings, such as your preferred language, layout or color scheme.
- Advertising cookies: Advertising and personalization cookies are used to collect information about the Website visitor’s browsing behavior in order to customize advertising and Website content for their own personal interests.
- Tracking cookies: Tracking cookies are used to track the Website user’s Internet browsing behavior and to collect data and information on their browsing behavior from the various websites they visit.
The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. We would like to point out that Google Analytics has been extended to include the code “anonymize IP;” (IP masking) to guarantee an anonymized collection of IP addresses on this website.
You can prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link (Disable Google Analytics). Then, when you visit this website, an exit cookie, which will prevent your data from being collected, will be set in the future. Alternatively, you can also install the browser extension (plug-in) available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
How to turn off cookies?
If you do not want any cookies to be placed on your device, you can reject cookies. This can be done, for example, through the relevant settings in your internet browser. However, in this case, you may not be able to access full use of all the Website functions. You can find detailed information on how to disable cookies in commonly used internet browsers via the links below: