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Cookie Policy

As the T.R. Ministry of Culture and Tourism (“DATA CONTROLLER”), Cookies are primarily used to improve the user experience during use on all of our online and offline platforms that are offered to the use of visitors in digital environments.

This Cookie Policy has been created to inform the visitors about the cookies used on the platforms. Cookies used on our platforms are carried out in accordance with the provisions of the relevant legislation. During the use of these technologies, data can be collected automatically by our platforms, and the same technologies can be used when data is collected by third parties operating under the name and account of DATA CONTROLLER.

1. Legal Reason and Purpose for Using Cookies

Cookies are collected and processed within the framework of Article 5 of the Personal Data Protection Law (Law) and the provisions of the relevant legislation, taking care not to harm the fundamental rights and freedoms of users.

As DATA CONTROLLER, Cookies are used on our platforms mainly to achieve the following purposes:

• To perform basic functions aimed at increasing the functionality and performance of platforms,
• Analysing user preferences during the visit of the platforms and customizing them accordingly,
• To make analyses with statistical data to ensure effective use of platforms,
• Realization of advertising and marketing activities,
• Fulfilling legal and contractual obligations, especially the Law No. 5651 on Regulating Broadcasts Made on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed Through These Broadcasts, the Regulation on the Procedures and Principles Regarding the Regulation of Broadcasts Made on the Internet, and the Protection of Personal Data Law,
• To ensure the security of users and DATA CONTROLLER.

2. To Whom and For What Purposes Cookies Can Be Transferred

Cookies can be transferred to business partners, suppliers, legally authorized third parties and, if requested, official authorities within the scope of the provisions of the relevant legislation, in line with the relevant legislation and the purposes set out in the Cookie Policy.

3. Cookies On our Website

Necessary cookies, technical cookies, verification cookies, targeting/advertising cookies, personalization cookies and analytical cookies can be used on platforms according to their intended use. These cookies are necessary for the management and operation of DATA CONTROLLER platforms.

Cookie Type Description
Mandatory Cookies Mandatory cookies are cookies that are necessary for the website to work and be used as intended. If mandatory cookies are blocked, some parts of the website will not work. These cookies allow to improve security, save searches, log in or similar functions and are not used for marketing purposes.
Performance Cookies Performance cookies help improve the website. They collect information such as how long and how the site is used in order to improve the user experience and allow users to customize the site content for them, based on the preferences of the users. It is possible to prevent the use of these cookies.
Advertising/Marketing Cookies Advertising cookies are used to present appropriate content and advertisements to users according to their interests. By matching the information obtained through cookies with other data belonging to the same person, It is possible to prevent the use of these cookies.
Session Cookies The session cookie expires when the browser is closed. These cookies enable the website to recognize the user's movements as long as the browser is used. It can also be used for security purposes when the user logs into internet banking or web mail. These cookies are used until the end of the session, after which they are not stored on the device.
Permanent Cookies Permanent cookies are stored on the device for a long time. It is used to remind the user's preferences on the site. These cookies remain on the hard disk of the user's device for an extended period of time or indefinitely until they are deleted by the user. The length between the time these cookies are placed on the device and the expiration time of the cookie is determined by the website owner. Users can delete these cookies.
Functional and Analytical Cookies These are cookies that are used for purposes such as remembering your preferences, using the website effectively, optimizing the site to respond to your requests and containing data about how you use the site. By their nature, these types of cookies may contain your personal data. For example, cookies that record your preference for the display language of the site are functional cookies.
Analytical cookies are cookies that enable the production of analytical results such as the number of visitors to the website, the detection of the pages viewed on the website, the time of the website visit, the movements of the website scrolling the pages.

Cookie Name Cookie Type
Cookie Lifetime
_gid Session Cookies 1 Day
_ga Functional and Analytical Cookies 730 Day
_gat_UA-222601674-1 Analytical Cookies 1 Day

4. Rejection of Cookies and Revocation of Accepted Cookies

During the use of cookies, the preferences of the users are taken as a basis. Users can control the use of Cookies, make changes and delete them if they wish. Due to such changes in cookies, users may experience disruptions in the use of platforms.

Detailed information on customizing Cookies for different browsers can be found at the links below.

Google Chrome: http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Mozilla Firefox: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Cookies
Opera: http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/
Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph19214?
MS Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/tr-tr/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies