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We (“Aydın Doğan Foundation”) use cookies in order for you to benefit the most from our website and to improve your user experience. If you oppose to the use of cookies, you may delete or disable the cookies via your browser’s settings. However, please note that this may affect the use of all the features of our website.

1. What is a Cookie and why is it Used?

Cookies are small text files stored on your device or network server by browsers when you visit websites.

The main purposes of using cookies on our website are listed below;

  • To improve the services offered to you by enhancing the functionality and performance of the website,
  • To improve the website and offer new features through the website and customize these features according to your preferences,
  • To ensure legal security of the website, you and our Foundation.

2. Types of Cookies Used on Our Website

Your cookies are processing by the communication established between Aydın Doğan Foundation server and browser (Google Chrome, Safari, etc.) on your device.

Types of Cookies
Session cookies These are only stored on your computer during your web session. They are automatically deleted when the browser is closed.
Persistent cookies A persistent cookie is one stored as a file on your computer, and it remains there until you delete it or it’s expiry date.
First-party cookies The function of this type of cookie is to retain your preferences for a particular website for the entity that owns that website.
Third-party cookies The function of this type of cookie is to retain your interaction with a particular website for an entity that does not own that website. If the content offered on our Foundation’s website is provided via other domain names other than the www……, (for example, viewing content hosted on a video platform via the website); these cookies are the ones created exclusively by each third-party domain name. Such cookies generally consist of permanent cookies.

Purposes of Cookies

Mandatory Cookies: These cookies are essential for the operation of website and cannot be closed in our systems. These cookies allow you to navigate through the website, to specify privacy options, and to use actions corresponding to service requests such us logging in or filling a form.

Performance Cookies: These cookies are used to improve website operation. They do not collect data that identify a visitor. These cookies give information about how visitors use the website (for example, whether or not they receive any error messages).

Functional Cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember your preferences (user name, language or country/region etc.) and to provide advanced, much more personal features. Moreover, these cookies can also be used to remember changes you may customize in text size, fonts and other parts of web pages. The information collected by these cookies may be kept confidential and these cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. Some or all of these functions may not work properly if you do not allow these cookies.

Targeting and advertising cookies: These cookies are used to create your profile and serve ads relevant to your interests. In addition to helping to measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign, it is also used to limit the number of times an ad is seen. It is usually embedded in advertising networks with the permission of the website owner (e.g. social media sites). Information about your visit to the website is shared with other organizations that give advertisements. If these cookies are not allowed, our targeted ads cannot be experienced on different websites.

3. Cookies Used on Our Website

Cookie Name Cookie Description Cookie Type Cookie Expiry
ca It is used to not show the Cookie Policy warning again when the user accepts cookies. Functionality 1 year
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Set by Google Analytics. Performance Cookie 2 years
_gat This cookie does not store any user information; it’s just used to limit the number of requests. Set by Google Analytics. Performance Cookie 1 minute
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Set by Google Analytics. Performance Cookie 24 hours

Cookies are not used for purposes other than those specified in this Policy, and all relevant transactions are carried out in accordance with data protection legislation.

4. Prevention of Cookie Use

You have the opportunity to customize your preferences in relation to the cookies by modifying your browser settings. Browser manufacturers offer relevant help pages for their own products, please refer to the table below for more information.

The process of profiling can be carried out by means of the methods specified in this Cookie Policy and necessary actions are taken to improve our website.

This Cookie Policy, issued by Aydın Doğan Foundation within the scope of this web site, may be updated periodically without prior notice in order to demonstrate our personal data processing activities. An apparent notification will appear on our website in case of any significant changes in our Cookie Policy and information will be provided. In addition, you can find the date on which this Cookie Policy has last been updated at the top of this Cookie Policy.

5. What Is the Legal Reason for Processing Cookies?

Your necessary cookies are processing due to your explicit consent according to article 5 paragraph 1 of the Personal Data Protection Law. Your other cookies rather than necessary cookies are processing due to legitimate interest of our Foundation according to article 5 paragraph 2 subparagraph (f) of the Personal Data Protection Law.

6. What Are Your Rights Regarding Your Cookies?

You have rights regarding your cookies according to article 11 (“Rights of The Data Subject”) of the Personal Data Protection Law. You may make a request to Aydın Doğan Foundation pursuant to Comminuque on the Principles and Procedures for the Request to Data Controller.