Cookie Policy

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

Cookie Type Remarks
Session cookies These are only stored on your computer during your web session. They are automatically deleted when the browser is closed.
Permanent 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.aydindoganvakfi.org.tr, (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.


3. Cookies Used on Our Website

Çerez İsmi Çerez Tanımı Cookie Type Cookie Expiry
_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 10 minutes
_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
_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
lang This cookie will be used to store language preferences, serving content in a potentially stored language. Functionality 10 years
IDE This cookie’s main business is Doubleclick, it is Google's real-time bidding advertising exchange. Targeting / Marketing 1 year
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is used as a unique identifier for tracking videos. Targeting / Marketing 6 months
PREF Stores user preference, can be used to personalize ads in Google searches. Targeting / Marketing 4 years
GPS YouTube collects user data through videos embedded on websites; It is collected by profile data from other Google services in order to show targeted advertising to web visitors on their own and other websites. Targeting / Marketing 30 minutes
YSC YouTube collects user data through videos embedded on websites; It is collected by profile data from other Google services in order to show targeted advertising to web visitors on their own and other websites. Targeting / Marketing During the session

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 cookies are processing due to your explicit consent according to article 5 paragraph 1 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.