1. WHAT TYPE OF DATA IS PROCESSED IN COOKIES?
Cookies on internet sites collect data related to your browsing and usage preferences on the device you use, depending on the type. This data includes the pages you access, services and products you review, preferred language choice, and other preferences.
2. WHAT ARE COOKIES AND WHAT ARE THEIR PURPOSES?
Cookies are small text files stored on your device or server by internet sites you visit through browsers. These small text files, containing your preferred language and other settings, help remember your preferences on your next visit to the site, improving your experience on our services. This way, you can have a better and personalized user experience on your next visit. The main purposes of using cookies on our website are listed below:
- To enhance the functionality and performance of the website and improve the services offered to you,
- To enhance the website and provide new features through the website, customizing these features according to your preferences;
- To ensure the legal and commercial security of the website, you, and the institution, preventing fraudulent transactions through the website;
- To fulfill legal and contractual obligations, including those arising from the Law on Regulation of Publications Made on the Internet and the Regulation on the Procedures and Principles of Regulation of Publications Made on the Internet, especially;
3. TYPES OF COOKIES USED ON OUR INTERNET SITE
3.1. Session Cookies
Session cookies ensure the proper functioning of the internet site during your visit. They are used for purposes such as ensuring the security and continuity of both our sites and your visit. Session cookies are temporary cookies and are deleted when you close your browser, they are not persistent.
3.2. Persistent Cookies
These types of cookies are used to remember your preferences and are stored on your device through browsers. Persistent cookies remain even after you close your browser or restart your computer. Until deleted from your browser’s settings, these cookies are stored in your browser’s subfolders. Certain types of persistent cookies can be used to provide you with personalized recommendations based on your usage, such as the purpose of using the website. Through persistent cookies, when you revisit our website with the same device, it checks whether there is a cookie created by our website on your device. If there is, it recognizes that you have visited the site before, determines the content to be shown to you accordingly, and thus provides you with a better service.
3.3. Mandatory/Technical Cookies
Mandatory cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of the visited internet site. The purpose of these cookies is to provide necessary services by enabling the website to function properly. For example, they enable accessing secure sections of the website, using its features, and navigating around it.
3.4. Analytical Cookies
These cookies collect information about how the website is used, including the frequency and number of visits, and show how visitors access the site. The purpose of using these cookies is to improve the functioning of the site, enhance its performance, and determine the general trend direction, without including data that could identify visitors. For example, they display the number of error messages shown or the most visited pages.
3.5. Functional Cookies
Functional cookies remember the choices made by the visitor within the site for the next visit. The purpose of these cookies is to provide ease of use for visitors. For instance, they prevent the user from re-entering their password on each page visited.
3.6. Targeting/Advertising Cookies
These cookies measure the effectiveness of displayed ads and calculate the number of times they are shown. The purpose of these cookies is to present visitors with ads tailored to their interests. Similarly, they help identify visitors’ specific areas of interest in navigation and deliver appropriate content. For instance, they prevent the same ad from being shown to a visitor in a short period of time.
4. HOW TO MANAGE COOKIE PREFERENCES?