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[●] uses the following cookies on its Site, platforms, applications, advertisements and messages:
- Operational Cookies:
Cookies that are necessary for the administration and security of the Site, platform, applications and services can be used. Technologies that allow the usage of functions on the website, applications and platforms and cookies used to detect irregular or dangerous behaviors in these mediums are deemed operational cookies. These types of cookies are mandatory for the Site to work and cannot be disabled.
- Functionality Cookies:
Cookies can be used to ease the use of the Site, platform, applications and services in the most efficient way and to customize them for users. Technologies that allow us to remember the user information and preferences are deemed functional cookies.
- Performance Cookies:
Cookies can also be used to increase and measure the performance of the Site, application, platform and services. Technologies that allow us to understand how users use the Site, applications, platforms and services, to analyze the user behavior, and to understand whether there is any interaction with the messages we send, are deemed performance cookies.
- Targeting or Advertising Cookies:
We may use related party cookies and third party cookies to transmit advertisements and similar contents for the interests of users through websites, platforms and applications of [●] or third parties. Cookies that measure the effectiveness of the advertisements and show whether a particular ad has been clicked or how many times an ad has been viewed are deemed advertising cookies.
- Types of Cookies:
Site can use two types of cookies; “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”. Session cookies are temporary cookies that stored in your device until you leave the Site. On the other hand, a persistent cookie is stored in your device for a longer period of time, until you delete it (How long a cookie will be stored in your device depends on the “lifetime” of that cookie and your browser settings).
Upon your explicit consent, some pages you visit may receive information that can be shared with third parties which support our promotional activities and website enhancements by using pixel tags (can be called as clear gifs). For instance, website usage information about the visitors of the Site may be shared with our third party advertising agencies to make sure that our banner advertisements on our websites are more effective and visible.
We work with some third party suppliers that make cookie settings for you on your device in order them to provide their services. When you visit the Site, you can receive cookies from third party websites or domains. We request your consent to identify these cookies before they are put into use so that you can decide whether to accept the cookies or not.
- Refusing or Deleting Cookies
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Besides disabling cookies from your browser, your consent is requested for each type of cookie as a first step in our website. You can decide which type of cookies you will allow by selecting the types of cookies from the relevant section.
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