What is Cookie?
Cookie is a small text file that is stored on your device (e.g. computer or mobile phone) when you visit a website. Cookies can be stored on your device through your browser during your first visit. When you visit the same site again with the same device, your browser checks whether there is a cookie stored. If there is a record, it transmits this record’s data to the website that you visit. In this way, the website understands that you have visited the site before and determines the content to be shown to you accordingly.
What are the types of cookies?
Cookies, whose main purpose is to provide convenience to users, basically consist of four main groups:
Session Cookies: Cookies that allow the use of various features such as transferring information between web pages and systematically remembering the information entered by the user and they are necessary for the proper functioning of the website.
Performance Cookies: Cookies that collect information about the frequency of visiting the pages, possible error messages, total time spent by the users on the relevant page and the usage patterns of the site and they are used to increase the performance of the website.
Functional Cookies: Cookies that remind the pre-selected options for the convenience of the user and they aim to provide advanced Internet features to the users within the scope of the website.
Advertising and Third Party Cookies: Cookies belonging to the third party suppliers and they allow using some functions of the website and tracking advertisements.
What are the purposes of using cookies?
The usage purposes of cookies are as follows:
Security cookies: Used to benefit the functions of the sites or to detect irregular behaviors in order to ensure the administration and the security of the systems.
Functionality-oriented cookies: Used to remind users' information and past choices in order to facilitate the use of the systems and to provide user-specific features.
Performance-oriented cookies: Used to evaluate and analyze the user interactions and behaviors in order to measure and increase the performance of the systems.
Advertising cookies: Used to transmit advertisements according to the users’ interests over the systems of the visited site or third parties, to measure the effectiveness of these ads or to analyze the click status.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you want, you can disable them by changing your browser's settings. Please note that some features and services on the sites may not work properly if you disable cookies.
All browser manufacturers offer help pages for the management of cookies. In this context, you can visit the links given in the table below for more information on how to manage cookies: