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Cookie Policy

Based on the experiences of users in digital media, small data files called cookies are placed on your device during the visit of the websites managed by STGM Association in order to improve the service and/or presentation format offered in these media.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.

First-party cookies are cookies set by the website you are visiting. Only that website can read them. In addition, a website can potentially use external services that also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies.

Persistent cookies are cookies that are saved on your computer and are not automatically deleted when you exit your browser, unlike a session cookie that is deleted when you exit your browser.

Each time you visit the websites managed by STGM, you will need to accept cookies.
Cookies are used to create anonymous statistics about the browsing experience on our sites. We may stop using the cookies we use on our site, change their types or functions, or add new cookies to our site. Therefore, we reserve the right to change the provisions of this clarification text. Any changes made to the current clarification text will become effective upon publication on the website or any public medium. You can find the last update date at the beginning of the text.

How do we collect cookies?

Data is collected through your devices through which you access browsers. This collected information is device specific. It can be deleted by the user at any time and access to the information can be closed.

Our privacy policy

Your privacy is important to us and your privacy and security rights are our fundamental principle.
In this context, you can access our clarification text on the protection of personal data at

How do we use cookies?

Websites managed by STGM Association mostly use first-party cookies. These are cookies that are set and controlled by STGM Association, not by any external organization, and are intended to keep our websites operational and to collect analytical data (about user behavior).

However, to view some of our pages, you will need to accept cookies from external organizations.

1. Visitor preferences

These are determined by us and only we can read them. Our website remembers the following information:
In the case of websites or information management systems that are accessed through a login, you do not need to enter your password again when visiting different pages.

If you have already responded to our survey pop-up (about how useful the site content is) - so you will not receive any more surveys.

2. Operational cookies

Cookies that allow us to remember the preferences of users who visit our website. For example, it allows the visitor's language preference or text font size selection to be remembered. Not allowing the use of such cookies may result in a special feature not being used and prevents it from remembering your preferences. 

Third party cookies

Some of our pages display content from external providers, for example YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

To view this third party content, you must first agree to their specific terms and conditions. This includes cookie policies over which we have no control.

However, if you do not view this content, third party cookies will not be installed on your device.

Third party providers on STGM Association websites

Google Maps
Sound cloud

These third party services are beyond the control of STGM Association. Providers may change their terms of service, purposes and use of cookies, etc. at any time.

How can you manage cookies?

You can delete all cookies on your device by clearing your browser's browsing history. This will remove all cookies from all websites you visit.

Note that you may also lose some saved information (e.g. saved login details, site preferences).

For more detailed control over site-specific cookies, you can check the privacy and cookie settings of your preferred browser.

For example,
You can manage it from "Google Chrome -> Settings -> Advanced -> Privacy and Security -> Site Settings -> Cookies and Site Data -> Allow sites to save and read cookie data".

You can manage it from the "Internet Explorer -> Settings -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Advanced settings" menu.

Most Internet explorers allow you to do the following:

  • View saved cookies and delete the ones you want
  • Blocking third-party cookies
  • Block cookies from certain sites
  • Block all cookies
  • Delete all cookies when you close Internet explorer

If you set your browser to prevent cookies from being placed, you may need to manually adjust some preferences each time you visit the page in the future. 

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