Cookie-Use Notification (Cookie Policy)

A. Why are Cookies Used?

Cookies are small text files that a web site stores on your computer when you visit the site. Cookies are not malicious programs or applications that damage your computers. Conversely, cookies are used to remind preferences/choices of your previous website visits, thus facilitating top-quality services by providing a proper configuration and exact information during the second and subsequent visits. You can gain access to details of cookies we use through the menu “How and Why Do We Use Cookies?”, as well as details of how cookies are managed, through the menu “How Can You Manage Cookies?”.

Below are details concerning certain types of cookies:

First-Party Cookies

First-Party cookies are used for the visitor of a web page to calculate page views, sessions and also the number of users. The web site primarily uses a Business Cookie and gains access to the data and can submit a general analysis and report for the site.

Third-Party Cookies

Third-party cookies refer to cookies created when a user visits a website that includes elements from other sites. Third-party cookies are tracked and behavioural acts can be controlled by means of applications such as social plug-ins, advertisements or site plug-ins. For instance: When a YouTube link is added into a web page, a YouTube cookie will be added to the browser every time this link is clicked.

Session Cookies

Session cookies are used for tracking users that click a link and login to a web page. Such cookies are used, in particular, for tracking shopping activities and remembering items added to baskets etc. These cookies are deleted when the current browser is closed.

Permanent Cookies

Persistent or permanent cookies are stored on the user’s device even after a web browser is closed. They are mostly used for user names and passwords.

Secure Cookies

Secure cookies are used to control only HTTPS web pages with SSL certificates containing transactions involving the encrypted data.

B. How and Why Do We Use Cookies?

We, Kale Kilit, use various types of cookies at our web page to be able to distinguish you – our dear visitors – from other users and provide you top-quality services.

Below are cookies categorized for you to be able to see cookies we use at our website:

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  1. Necessary Cookies
  2. Performance and Analytics Cookies
  3. Marketing Cookies

Necessary or essential cookies are used by our web page to function properly and enable the secure and proper implementation of functions. If necessary cookies are disabled by browser settings, then we cannot guarantee what security performance you will have during your visit at our web page.

NameServiceDescriptionData Life Cycle whether the visitor agrees to use cookies.3 Months
DSIDDoubleclickIs used to identify the user.2 Weeks
c_userFacebookIs used for the user to log in and be remembered1 Year
NIDGoogleIs used for user preferences to be remembered.6 Months

Cookies used for performance and analytics are used for rendering our services to you in a better and most top-quality manner and also for providing more functional services to you.

NameServiceDescriptionData Life Cycle
_dc_gtm_UA-*Google AnalyticsThis cookie is used by Google Tag Manager to control the loading of a Google Analytics script tag.  1 Day
_gaGoogle AnalyticsThis cookie registers an ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.  2 Years
_gat_UA-*Google AnalyticsThis cookie is used to limit the collection of data retained by Google on high traffic sites.1 Minute 
_gidGoogle AnalyticsThis cookie registers an ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.  1 Day
DprFacebookThis cookie is used to enable the visitor to use Facebook products at a maximum level of performance.7 Days
DatrFacebookThe purpose of the datr cookie is to identify the web browser being used to connect to Facebook independent of the logged-in user.  This cookie plays a key role in Facebook’s security and site integrity features.2 Years
GPSyoutube.comThis cookie registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on the geographical GPS location.1 Day
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEyoutube.comThis cookie is adjusted by YouTube. It is used to view the data through YouTube videos embedded in a website.6 Months
YSCyoutube.comThis cookie registers a unique identity to record statistics of which videos a User views on YouTube.  During the session
remote_sidyoutube.comIt allows YouTube to store a unique user identity.During the session

Marketing cookies enable us to track your visit to our website, other websites, applications and online services, including the pages that you visit and the links that you follow, thereby allowing us to show you targeted advertisements in our website.

NameServiceDescriptionData Life Cycle
_IDEGoogle Analytics

This definition from contains information about how end users use the website and also about the advertisement that end users may have seen before visiting the specified website.

1 Year
NIDGoogle AnalyticsThe cookie from DoubleClick is part of Google Analytics. This use helps you display customized (personalized) advertisements on Google. 1 Year
frFacebookThis is the primary advertisement cookie of Facebook and is used to deliver, measure and improve the relevancy of ads. 90 Days
SbFacebookThis cookie is used to ensure the security of your subscription (membership) details. 2 Years
İdDoubleclickThis cookie is used to build a profile of the visitor and show relevant ads on other sites.  During the Session
__Secure-3PSIDCCGoogleThis cookie is used to create a profile of the areas of interest of the website visitor to display the customized (personalized) ads on Google.1 Year
GoogleThis cookie is used to create a profile of the areas of interest of the website visitor to display the customized (personalized) ads on Google.2 Years cookie is used for improving the advertising performance.3 Months
1P_JARGoogleThis cookie is used to build a profile of the visitor and show relevant ads on other sites.  1 Month
ANIDGoogleThis cookie is used for ads tailored to the website visitor’s interests. 10 Years
_fbpFacebookThis cookie is used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real-time bidding from third party advertisers.  3 Months
PREFyoutube.comThis cookie registers a unique ID used by Google to keep statistics of how the website visitor uses YouTube videos on different websites.  2 Years

You can find further details on Cookie Policies of third party companies on the following links:

  • Google Analytics
  • Facebook
  • Youtube

C. How Can You Manage Cookies?

You can ensure that cookies you allow will not be used at any time.  If cookies you consent are deleted, our web page will not use relevant cookies until we receive your consent again. 

You can find a description of details about how to delete cookies on most popular 5 browsers:

In addition to the above alternatives, you can visit or to get further information about all cookies and also about the cookie management.

D. How Can You Exercise Your Rights?

If you like to get information about how we use your personal data or if you have any requests about such personal data, please fee free to contact us.  We will consider your request promptly and give you assistance regarding the relevant matter as soon as possible.

You can file applications for your requests regarding your rights referred to in Article 11 of the Law No. 6698 on the Protection of Personal Data by either filling out the relevant form in line with principles and procedures set forth in the “Application Form concerning the Protection of the Personal Data” available in our website and forwarding the e-signed form to the KEP (Registered Electronic Mail) address at “” or to the email address at “” or by applying personally or via a notary public to the premises at Vadistanbul Ayazağa Mahallesi Azerbaycan Caddesi No 3F/1-E Blok 34396 Sarıyer/Istanbul through an application bearing a handwritten signature together with the relevant form. Depending on the nature of the request, we shall, free of charge, conclude your application as soon as possible and no later than thirty days.  However, a fee listed in the tariff designated by the Personal Data Protection Committee will be charged by Kale should such a transaction require a further cost. 

Version: 2.0
Date of Publication: 02.02.2021