Data files sent to users' devices by internet servers through the internet browser in use are referred to as cookies, and websites use these cookies to recognize users. The lifespan of these cookies varies depending on browser settings.
TYPES OF COOKIES
Cookies, whose main purpose is to provide convenience to users, are primarily grouped into 4 main categories:
- Session Cookies (Essential Cookies): These are cookies that enable various features, such as carrying information between web pages and remembering information entered by the user systemically. They are necessary for the proper functioning of the institution's website functions.
- Performance Cookies: These are cookies that collect information about page visit frequency, possible error messages, total time spent by users on the relevant page, and usage patterns of the site. They are used to improve the performance of the institution's website.
PURPOSES OF USING COOKIES
The purposes of using cookies by GTU are as follows:
Cookie usage is pre-defined as selected in many browsers, and users can change this selection status from browser settings and thus delete existing cookies and reject future cookie usage. However, if cookie usage is cancelled, some features in the instution's systems may not be used.
YOUR REQUESTS AND QUERIES
Stored information will be deleted by the institution when the legal or contractually-defined storage period ends, or when GTU no longer needs it. However, you can request the deletion of your information at any time. In such cases or for all your questions about your personal information, you can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The response time for your requests is legally set at 30 days, but you can be assured that we will make every effort to respond to you in a shorter time.