Doğan Holding Cookie Policy

At Doğan Şirketler Grubu Holding A.Ş. ("Doğan Holding"), we use cookies in certain areas within the www.doganholding.com.tr website ("Site"). This Cookie Policy ("Policy") shall apply to this Website managed by Doğan Holding, and will be used when you visit the Site as described in the Policy.

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device by a website and contain data in name-value format. Cookies enable the website you visit to store information on your device and use this information during your next visit. Cookies placed by a website are stored by the internet browser that you use to access the site. The information contained in these cookies can be accessed remotely only by the websites that are offered under the domain name (e.g. www.doganholding.com.tr) that generates the cookie and when you use the same browser.

Today, cookies have become an important part of internet technologies, and their basic function is to remember the online visitor and his preferences, and to recognize the device; cookies are used on almost every website.

Who Sends Cookies and How?

Cookies are sent through the communication established between the browser of your device (such as Google Chrome, Safari, etc.) and Doğan Holding servers during your visit.

Cookie Types

Cookie Type Description
Session Cookies Session cookies are cookies that persist during your visit to the Site and remain until the internet browser is closed.
Persistent Cookies These are cookies that are stored in your browser and remain valid until they are deleted or until the expiration date.
First Party Cookies These cookies are created by the Site and can be read by Doğan Holding. These cookies can be session cookies or persistent cookies.
Third Party Cookies These are cookies that are created exclusively by each third party domain name when a content available on the Site is provided through domain names other than www.doganholding.com.tr (e.g., viewing a content hosted on a video platform through the Site). These cookies generally consist of persistent cookies.

For what Purposes are the Cookies Used?

Mandatory Cookies: The use of these cookies is mandatory in order for the website to function properly and for you to take advantage of the features of the website and the services offered. Personal data is not processed through these cookies.

Performance Cookies: These cookies allow us to identify visits and traffic sources to measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us to calculate the number of visitors to webpages and to see on which pages the visitors spend time in our website. Because all information collected by the relevant cookies are evaluated collectively, they do not contain personal data and are anonymous. These cookies are solely used to help us in our efforts to make our website more efficient.

Functionality Cookies: These cookies are used to provide the visitors with improved functionality and personalization capabilities such as to remember the choices of language and region on our website. If you do not accept the use of the relevant cookies, it will not be possible for our website to store your personalized settings.

Targeting Cookies: These cookies are types of first and third party cookies created when you visit our website and third party domain names. These cookies enable to monitor your click and visit records in the domains in which they are created and to match these records between different domains. These cookies are used for recognizing and profiling users, targeting the advertising and marketing activities, and customizing the content.

Information on the Cookies used on our Site

The cookies used on the Site managed by Doğan Holding are listed below;

Cookie Service Provider Name of the Cookie Cookie Description Cookie Type Cookie Period
doganholding.com.tr ca It is used to show the Cookie Policy warning a second time when the user accepts the cookies. Functionality 1 Year
doganholding.com.tr _gid It is used to assign a unique value specific to each page visited. Performance 1 Day
doganholding.com.tr _ga It is used to distinguish users by assigning a randomly created number as a customer identifier. Performance 2 Years
doganholding.com.tr _gat This cookie designation is linked to Google Universal, which according to their documentation, is used to throttle the request rate, limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. Performance 1 Minute

Cookies are mainly used on our website for the following purposes:

  • Improve the services rendered by improving functionality and performance of the Site,
  • Improve the Site, offer new features on the Site, and personalize the offered features according to your preferences, and
  • Ensure legal and commercial security of the Site, you and our Company.

Cookie Management

Browsers generally accept cookies automatically. It is not compulsory to accept cookies to be able to use our website, however, if you set your browser not to accept cookies, the quality of your user experience may fall, and various functions of our sites may deteriorate.

You can configure your browser to block cookies for all sites or specific sites, or to generate a warning when a cookie is created, or to block third party cookies, or to treat all cookies as session cookies. In addition, you can delete the cookies on your browser or view a list and the values of the cookies stored on your browser. Please click on the below link for further information on cookie management policies of your browser and get information from the website of your browser.

Visitors willing to obtain more information about cookies can visit, https://www.aboutcookies.org or https://www.youronlinechoices.eu or use the application "Privacy Badger" (https://www.eff.org/tr/privacybadger).

Doğan Holding uses the cookies in the scope of the Clarification Text and reserves the right to change the usage conditions related to the cookies and to amend the Cookie Policy.