1. What is a Cookie?
A cookie (hereinafter "Web Cookie") is a small text file stored on the hard disk of a user's terminal (computer, smartphone, etc.) when they visit a website. It is designed to store a small amount of data related to the user's terminal and can only be read by the server of the website that placed the text there. In this way, the website can provide a page suitable for a specific user, remember the user's previous settings, and facilitate navigation. Through a cookie, a web page can transmit information about setting preferences and navigation during a site visit (or a visit to a related site) to the next visit with the text it contains.
2. What are the different types of cookies?
A cookie can be classified according to its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs.
a- Cookies according to lifespan:
Session cookies, which are deleted when the user closes their browser, or
Persistent cookies, which are stored on the user's terminal's hard drive for a predetermined period of time.
b- Cookies according to domain:
First-party cookies, which are placed by the server of the visited site sharing the same domain, or
3. Why does BKM use cookie information?
BKM uses cookie information for various purposes:
To ensure access to our website and provide balanced performance;
To personalize the experience of the user who enters our website;
To track how users use our website;
To be able to measure the target audience;
To be able to define the organization's target and measure its results.
Third-party sites may leave cookies on your terminal's hard drive during your visit to www.maximumuniq.com.tr to track your browsing habits, measure the target audience, and/or for personalized advertising purposes.
4. When are cookies placed?
Web Cookies that are strictly necessary to access and use the website and its functions are exempt from consent requirements. They are placed on your terminal's hard drive as soon as you connect to the website from your computer, mobile phone, or any other device.
On the other hand, Web Cookies for measuring the target audience or for personalized advertising purposes are only placed or read on your terminal's hard drive after you have given explicit consent and/or continue browsing the website without paying attention to the cookie banner.
5. What are the functions of cookies?
Necessary cookies (e.g., SECURITY and SYSTEM cookies as mentioned below): These cookies may be used for identification or security purposes. They are necessary to provide certain website functions and ensure security.
Functional cookies: These cookies are used to enhance and optimize the user's experience on the website.
Advertising cookies: These cookies gather information about your browsing habits and interests to provide relevant and consistent advertisements.
Audience measurement cookies: These cookies are used to gather information about user paths, analyze website traffic (e.g., number of visits), and measure the target audience. The collected information is anonymous and not personally identifiable. They contribute to improving the functioning of our services.
6. List of Web Cookie Tracking Tools used on www.maximumuniq.com.tr:
The list below provides detailed information on Web Cookie Tracking Tools, including their purposes and storage periods.
Company: Google Analytics
Cookie Name: _ga
Storage Period: 2 years
Company: Maximum Uniq
Cookie Name: CookieConsent
Storage Period: 7 days
7. Cookie management
When you first visit the website, a cookie banner will ask you to accept or reject non-essential web cookies for the proper functioning of the site. By continuing to browse the website, you consent to the creation and use of the web cookies listed in this document. However, you can reject/disable web cookies other than those necessary for the proper functioning of the site at any time.
First-party cookies are non-essential cookies for the functioning of the site.
You can reject third-party cookies through your browser settings.
For Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
For Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
WARNING: WE DO NOT RECOMMEND BLOCKING OR DISABLING ALL COOKIES THROUGH YOUR BROWSER SETTINGS. BLOCKING ALL COOKIES MAY IMPAIR THE PROPER FUNCTIONING OF OUR WEBSITE AND LIMIT YOUR ACCESS TO CERTAIN FEATURES.
8. How BKM Collects and Uses IP Addresses?
The Web Servers of the Website can automatically detect the IP address and domain name used by the users.
An IP address is a number assigned to a computer when it connects to the internet. This information allows for the processing of statistics that enable the determination of how many people visited the Website, their visit patterns, access points, etc.
If you have any questions regarding this document or if you have a complaint regarding cookies and tracking tools, you can contact us by sending an email to our Contact address.