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Understanding cookies and their role in online browsing is crucial for safeguarding your privacy. Cookies, small text files dropped by websites onto your device, serve important functions but also have implications for data collection. To address privacy concerns, global regulations such as the Kişisel Verileri Koruma Kanunu (KVKK) have been implemented. Prioritizing data protection is essential in today’s digital landscape.
What are Cookies?
Cookies act as small text files that websites store on your device during online exploration. Processed and stored by your web browser, cookies play essential roles in website functionality. However, it’s important to recognize their potential to store significant data that could identify you without your consent. Consequently, various regulations worldwide focus on protecting our data and privacy.
KVKK & Cookies
In order to obtain explicit consent, the Turkish DPA stipulates that consent must be specific, informed, and given freely. Within the context of cookie banners, the Draft Guidelines recommend certain practices. For instance, an effective banner should incorporate a cookie management tool (CMT) with equal options for “acceptance,” “rejection,” and “preferences” in terms of color, size, and font. Additionally, it should feature an easily accessible CMT icon on the website. Conversely, it is deemed inappropriate to present only an “accept” button on the banner or rely on implicit acceptance.
Considering the above, we encourage the implementation of a banner that aligns with the following characteristics:
- Begin with Clear “Accept Cookies” Button: Opt-in consent should be evident in the text and button of the cookie banner, making it clear that clicking the button signifies the user’s agreement to enable cookies.
- Offer Option to Reject Cookies: The cookie banner should inform users that they can decline data collection consent and provide a corresponding button.
- Disclose Third-Party Data Sharing: If the website shares data collected through cookies with third parties, this information should be communicated in the cookie banner.
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