What are cookies?
In English, the term “cookie” means a biscuit or a sweet treat, but in the context of web browsing, a “cookie” is something completely different.
When you access our website, a small amount of text called a “cookie” is stored in your device’s browser. This text contains various information about your browsing, habits, preferences, content personalizations, etc.
There are other technologies that function in a similar way and are also used to collect data about your browsing activity. We will refer to all these technologies as “cookies” collectively.
The specific uses we make of these technologies are described in this document.
What are cookies used for on this website?
Cookies are an essential part of how our website functions. The main purpose of our cookies is to improve your browsing experience. For example, they help us remember your preferences (language, country, etc.) during navigation and for future visits. The information collected in cookies also allows us to enhance the website, tailor it to your interests as a user, speed up searches you make, and more.
What are cookies NOT used for on this website?
The cookies we use do not store sensitive personally identifiable information such as your name, address, password, etc.
Who uses the information stored in cookies?
The information stored in the cookies on our website is used exclusively by us, except for those identified as ‘third-party cookies’, which are used and managed by external entities that provide services that enhance the user experience. For example, statistics regarding the number of visits, preferred content, etc., are usually managed by GOOGLE ANALYTICS.
Third-party cookies are also commonly used to ensure payment operations conducted through the website.
If you have accepted them, we will not ask again unless you delete the cookies on your device as indicated in the following section.
If you want to revoke your consent, you will need to delete the cookies and reconfigure them.
To restrict, block, or delete the cookies from this website (including those used by third parties), you can do so at any time by modifying the settings of your browser. Please note that this configuration may be different in each browser, although it is common to find the cookie settings in the ‘Preferences,’ ‘Tools,’ ‘Options,’ or ‘Privacy and Security’ menus, or under ‘Clear browsing data,’ etc.
For more detailed instructions on cookie settings in each browser, you can refer to the browser’s ‘Help’ menu.
What types of cookies are used on this website?
Each website uses its own cookies. On our website, we use the following ones:
ACCORDING TO THE ENTITY THAT MANAGES THEM
• First-party cookies:
These are cookies that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the website owner and from which the requested service is provided.
• Third-party cookies:
These are cookies that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the website owner, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through the cookies.
In the case where cookies are served from a computer or domain managed by the website owner, but the information collected through them is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered first-party cookies if the third party uses them for their own purposes (for example, improving the services they provide or providing advertising services on behalf of other entities).
ACCORDING TO THEIR PURPOSE:
• Technical cookies:
These are necessary for the navigation and proper functioning of our website. Examples include controlling traffic and data communication, identifying sessions, accessing restricted access areas, remembering items in an order, completing the purchase process of an order, managing payment, controlling fraud related to the security of the service, submitting registration requests or participating in an event, counting visits for software licensing billing purposes (website, platform, or application), using security elements during navigation, storing content for video or audio streaming, enabling dynamic content (such as loading animation of text or images), or sharing content through social networks.
• Analytics cookies:
These cookies allow us to quantify the number of users and perform statistical measurement and analysis of how users utilize the offered service. By analyzing their navigation on our website, we can improve the range of products or services we offer.
• Preference or customization cookies:
These cookies enable us to remember information so that the user can access the service with specific features that differentiate their experience from other users. For example, language preferences, the number of search results to display, the appearance or content of the service based on the type of browser the user is using or the region they are accessing the service from, etc.
• Behavioral advertising cookies:
These are cookies that, processed by us or third parties, allow us to analyze your browsing habits on the internet so that we can show you advertising related to your browsing profile.
ACCORDING TO THE TIMEFRAME THEY REMAIN ACTIVE:
• Session cookies:
These cookies are designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website. They are typically used to store information that is only necessary for the provision of the requested service on a single occasion (for example, a list of purchased products) and disappear when the session ends.
• Persistent cookies:
These are cookies in which the data remains stored on the device and can be accessed and processed for a defined period determined by the cookie’s controller. This period can range from a few minutes to several years. It should be specifically evaluated whether the use of persistent cookies is necessary, as privacy risks can be reduced by using session cookies. In any case, when persistent cookies are used, their temporal duration should be minimized to the necessary extent based on their purpose of use. In this regard, Opinion 4/2012 of the WP29 indicated that for a cookie to be exempt from the requirement of informed consent, its expiration should be related to its purpose. Therefore, session cookies are more likely to be considered exempted than persistent cookies.
Details of the cookies used on this website: