Cookie Policy

Each time you visit our website, data is collected and processed by various data acquisition tools or by third parties acting on our behalf using relevant technologies, showing your access and usage, making our site useful, effective, secure, and to provide you with better service.

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are very small text files, usually composed of letters and numbers, stored in the browsers of users when a webpage is visited. They keep a record of what people are looking for on websites. By keeping records of movements on the site in the browser logs, it allows a website to permit it. Cookies can be likened to identity cards showing that the same visitor is revisiting the website. Cookies do not contain personal data such as names, genders, or addresses related to visitors.

Types of Cookies and Their Purposes

Cookies managed by the site owner are called Website Cookies. Apart from this, third-party Cookies managed by different companies can also be used. Session Cookies are deleted when the visitor leaves the website, while persistent Cookies remain on the visitors' devices for varying durations. We can classify cookies according to their purpose of use, such as technical cookies, authentication cookies, targeting/advertising cookies, personalization cookies, and analytical cookies. Cookies can be used to perform necessary basic functions for the operation of the website, analyze the website and improve its performance, increase the functionality of the website and provide ease of use, and personalize targeting and advertising activities.

When you visit our website, we present you with the following information about the cookies we use/will use on our page.

Types of Cookies We Use

  • Session cookies: Temporary cookies used during your visit to the site and deleted when you close your browser. These cookies ensure the proper functioning of the site during your visit.
  • Persistent cookies: Used to increase the functionality of the site and provide faster and better service to visitors. These cookies are used to remember your preferences and are stored via your browser. Some persistent cookies are used to offer you personalized suggestions based on your site usage habits. When you visit our site again with the same device, if there is a previously created cookie on your device, it is understood that you have visited the site before, and the content delivered to you is personalized to provide you with better service.
  • Technical cookies: Used to ensure the proper functioning of the site and to identify non-working areas and pages.
  • Authentication cookies: Used to prevent re-entering the password on each page visited if you log into the site with your password.
  • Flash cookies: Used to activate the image and sound content on the site.
  • Personalization cookies: Cookies used to remember user preferences (e.g., selected language preference) on different pages of different sites.
  • Analytical cookies: Show information such as the number of visitors to the site, the pages viewed, the visiting hours, and scrolling movements on the page; used to improve the functioning of the site.

Controlling and Deleting Cookies:

To change your preferences regarding the use of cookies or to block or delete cookies, you only need to change the settings of your browser. Many browsers offer options to accept or reject cookies, accept only certain types of cookies, or receive a warning when a website wants to store cookies on your device. It is also possible to delete previously saved cookies from your browser. Instructions on how to allow or block or delete cookies in major browsers can be accessed from the following links:

Cookie Preferences Management

Your preferences regarding which personal data will be collected during the use of our website are extremely important to us. However, while the use of cookies is necessary for the effective functioning of websites, we remind you that some cookies may not function if they are disabled. You have the right to personalize your preferences by changing the browser settings while viewing our website. If your browser provides this opportunity, it is possible to change your cookie preferences through the browser settings. Thus, depending on the possibilities offered by the browser, data owners can prevent the use of cookies, prefer to receive a warning before the use of cookies, or only disable or delete some cookies. These preferences must be made by you according to your browser, and cookie preferences may need to be set separately for each device you access our website.

What Rights Do You Have?

Under Article 11 of the Personal Data Protection Law No. 6698, you have the following rights:

  • To learn whether personal data is being processed,
  • To request information if personal data has been processed,
  • To learn the purpose of processing personal data and whether they are used in accordance with the purpose,
  • To know the third parties to whom personal data is transferred domestically or abroad,
  • To request correction of personal data if they are incomplete or incorrectly processed and to request notification of the transaction made in this context to third parties to whom personal data is transferred,
  • To request the deletion or destruction of personal data in case the reasons requiring the processing of personal data disappear, even though it has been processed in accordance with the provisions of the law and other relevant laws, and to request the notification of the transaction made in this context to third parties to whom personal data has been transferred,
  • To object to the occurrence of a result against the person by analyzing the processed data exclusively through automated systems,
  • To request the compensation of the damage in case of damage due to the illegal processing of personal data.

These rights will be evaluated and finalized by us within 30 (thirty) days when transmitted by you (the owner of the personal data) in written or registered electronic mail. While it is essential not to demand any fees for the requests, we reserve the right to charge a fee over the tariff determined by the Personal Data Protection Board. For detailed information and application, please read the KVKK DISCLOSURE TEXT published on our website.

Consent and Changes to the Policy

With this policy, we aim to provide you with detailed explanations about the use of cookies and inform you about your cookie preferences. In this context, by visiting the Dost Kitabevi website and browsing the pages on the website, it is deemed that you have given consent. You always have the opportunity to change your cookie preferences. The provisions of the policy can be changed at any time by us. The current policy takes effect on the date it is published on our website.