Personal Data

What is personal data?

👉All information about real persons whose identity is known or identifiable is personal data. A natural person is defined in law as any individual who is “born fully and alive” and who is not institutionalized. Every citizen who complies with these conditions, regardless of language, religion, race or gender, is a real person. All data that is effective in identifying these people is personal data.

What is KVKK?

👉'Personal Data Protection Law No. 6698' is the law that regulates the obligations and rules to be followed by real and legal persons who process personal data in order to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals in the processing of personal data. It entered into force on April 7, 2016.

What is considered as personal data?

👉 Personal data according to KVKK legislation No. 6698:
Date of birth,
Place of birth,
Telephone number,
E-mail address,
Vehicle plate,
TR number,
Social security number,
Passport number,
Curriculum Vitae,
Voice recordings,
Finger trace,
family and health information.

Who is the KVKK data controller?

👉It is the person who determines the purpose, method and means of processing personal data. It refers to the real or legal person responsible for the establishment and management of the data recording system.

What are the Obligations Regarding Data Security?

👉  According to the law, the data controller is responsible for the following items regarding data security: – Preventing the unlawful processing of personal data, – Preventing third parties from unlawfully accessing personal data, – Ensuring the protection of personal data. The data controller is responsible for taking all precautions to carry out these obligations and complying with the law. must carry out inspections regarding its operation. If data security cannot be ensured, the relevant person must be informed.

What is the Registration Obligation to the Data Controllers Registry (VERBİS)?

👉In order to notify the data controllers to the public and thus to exercise the right to protection of personal data more effectively, it is mandatory for the controllers to register with the Data Controllers Registry (VERBİS). In this system, information regarding data processing activities is kept recorded.

What are the Obligations of the Data Controller?

👉The obligations of data controllers in KVKK No. 6698 are grouped under the headings:
Obligation of Disclosure,
Obligations Regarding Data Security,
Obligation to Register in the Data Controllers Registry,
Obligation to Answer the Applications Made by Relevant Persons,
Obligation to Fulfill the Board Decisions.

What is the Obligation to Respond to Applications Made by Relevant Persons?

👉Relevant persons have the right to receive information about the status of their data and to make requests such as deletion, destruction, anonymization of these data whenever they wish, in accordance with Article 11 of the KVKK No. 6698. Data controllers must respond to requests regarding the implementation of the law submitted to them by the relevant persons at the latest. It must be concluded within thirty days. The data controller must notify the relevant person of the positive or negative response to this request. If the relevant person receives a rejection response, he or she can file a complaint with the Board (Personal Data Protection Authority) within thirty days after learning the response.

What is the Disclosure Obligation of the Data Controller?

👉It is the most basic obligation of the data controller. Accordingly, the data controller must provide certain information to the data subject when obtaining personal data. These are; the identity of the data controller and his representative, if any, the purposes of processing personal data, the transfer conditions of personal data, the method and legal reason for collecting personal data. The data controller also answers the queries of the data owner (the relevant person) about the fate of his data, informs the person about the situations in which the data is processed, and It is also obliged to fulfill the requests regarding.


What is Cookie?

👉Small files that store the data left by website visitors throughout their visit are called "cookies". The cookies used are sometimes shared with third-party companies and sometimes used by the administrators of the website in question. The most discussed issue about cookies is whether permission is obtained from data owners for the sharing and processing of the data they contain.

How Can I Integrate the Cookie Consent Management Platform into My Website?

👉'Personal Data Protection Law No. 6698' is the law that regulates the obligations and rules to be followed by real and legal persons who process personal data in order to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals in the processing of personal data. It entered into force on April 7, 2016.

Do I need to manage cookies?

👉  Managing cookies on your devices and web browsers is a personal choice, and whether you need to manage them depends on your privacy preferences and concerns. Cookies are small pieces of data that websites store on your device to remember information about you, such as login details, preferences, and tracking data.

Who is the KVKK data controller?

👉According to Article 5 of the Personal Data Protection Law No. 6698, a person's explicit consent must be obtained before his or her personal data is processed. In order for explicit consent to occur, the following 3 conditions must be met; Specificity: A consent to the use of all personal data in all areas is not appropriate. Which data will be used, for what purpose, in what way and for how long, should be clearly stated one by one, in an understandable language. Based on information: The ways and risks of data processing should be explained in a language that the relevant people can understand. The risks and duration of the permission given should also be specified. Disclosure with free will: It is unlawful for the data controller to force, deceive or threaten to obtain the explicit consent of the data subject. The cookies used should be classified and the option to reject those that are not strictly necessary should be given to website visitors. In addition to all these, in accordance with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), which came into force in the European Union in May 2016, cookie consent and notification are a legal obligation if you have an institution in one of the European Union countries or if there are visitors to your site from the EU. If your website has an English version and you sell abroad, you are still obliged to add a cookie policy and notification in accordance with the regulation. Processing personal data in a way that is not in compliance with KVKK and GDPR has major financial sanctions. Moreover, considering the possibility that visitors to your site may complain about your personal data processing policy, which they may find inappropriate, the risk is very high. Therefore, it is necessary to obtain cookie consent in accordance with the conditions stated above.

What are the 3 types of cookies?

👉  Functional cookies: These types of cookies remember the options users choose within the website and provide user convenience.
👉  Marketing cookies: These are cookies installed by third parties on a website. It is used to transmit information obtained during the site visit to a third party.
👉  Mandatory cookies: Allows you to create a user account on a website, easily log in and navigate the website. Persistent cookies remain on your device after the website is closed and are used to recognize you when you return to the website.

Are website cookies evil?

On the contrary, website cookies save you time. Namely, cookies are files containing pieces of data used to easily identify website users and improve their website navigation. Cookies, which care entirely about user experience, are not bad but beneficial when used as long as data privacy is taken into consideration.

Should I accept cookies from websites?

It will be to your benefit if you accept the cookies on the website. You will not have to perform the same actions as before, the website will remember your previous preferences and present content related to your areas of interest.

What does “This site uses cookies” mean?

A cookie is your personal information that a website stores on your computer during your visit. For example, it stores information such as your e-mail address, name, surname, phone number, IP information and facilitates your next browsing experience. If there is information "this site uses cookies" when you enter a website, it means that the website stores the transactions you make during your navigation and uses them for you later.

Should I clean all cookies?

When you clear cookies at regular intervals, your computer will avoid slowing down and you will eliminate unnecessary stored information. You can also easily clear cookies within specific date or time ranges from the options.

How I can clean all cookies?

Cookies are cleared in different ways for each search engine. For example, cookies can be cleared from the Settings section and History tab in Google Chrome, while cookies can be cleared by entering the Options/Privacy section in the Firefox search engine.

How do I delete Chrome cookies?

To delete cookies stored on Google Chrome, you must click Settings / History / Clear browsing data. From the screen that appears, you must choose the date from which you want to clear the data. You should then click on clear browsing data.

How often should I clear cookies?

According to legal regulations, each cookie has a different storage period. There is no mandatory cleaning interval specified by law. Website users can clear their cookies at any interval they wish. Personal data once provided to the website remains there, can be stored and even processed, even if the cookies are cleared.

How do I set a session cookie?

Session cookies are a type of cookie that is recorded when users enter the website and is deleted when the visit ends. They are stored in volatile memory and are used for a single session only. For example, you entered a shopping site, logged in and added a product to your cart. You then exited the website without removing the product from your cart. If you are neither logged in nor do you see any products in your cart when you return, a session cookie is being used.

Do cookies slow down my computer?

Cookies stored in large quantities often slow down your computer. For this, you need to clear your internet history and stored cookies at regular intervals.

Will deleting cookies also delete my saved passwords?

If your passwords section is added to the browsing data clearing option, your saved passwords will also be deleted when you delete cookies. You can individually select which data to delete from the browsing data section and prevent your passwords from being deleted.

What does deleting cookies and clearing cache do?

When you use a browser, the browser saves certain information in its cache and cookies when you browse websites. Clearing cache and cookies solves loading and formatting problems on sites.

How do I adjust Chrome cookie settings?

After entering the Chrome browser, you should click on the three-dotted area at the top right. Then you should enter the "Settings" tab from here. After entering this tab, you can adjust your cookie settings in the "Privacy and Security" section.

How do I view cookies in Chrome?

When you enter the browser, you should click on the three-dotted area at the top right. Then enter the "Settings" tab. After clicking on the "Privacy and Security" section, click on the "Show all cookies and site data" tab.

Should I accept all cookies?

If you accept, you will not have to take extra action on the website and will improve your navigation quality. If you do not agree to sites saving your cookies, many sites that require you to log in will not work.

What does deleting cookies and clearing cache do?

When you use a browser, the browser saves certain information in its cache and cookies when you browse websites. Clearing cache and cookies solves loading and formatting problems on sites.

How do I add cookies to my website?

The data obtained by the websites used for the services they offer are actually cookies. Therefore, services such as Facebook, Google etc. may collect your data through cookies. In short, a cookie is not something that can be added, but rather data collected.

What happens if I don't accept cookies?

When you do not accept cookies, your website navigation quality decreases and ease of use disappears. Therefore, you must personalize your cookies and choose which data you do not want to be stored. If you accept cookies, the data saved once on the website provides convenience for your subsequent visits.

What happens if I clear cookies?

When you clear cookies, some of your settings on the site are deleted. For example, if you are logged in, you will have to log in again. Some sites may load slower because content such as images will be reloaded.

How do I allow session cookies?

When you open your Chrome browser, go to the "Privacy and Security" section in the "Settings" section. Then click on "Site Settings". You can allow session cookies by clicking on the "Cookies" section.

Where are persistent cookies stored?

Persistent cookies stored on a person's computer remain on the computer until a certain date or until deleted by the user.

Should I block all cookies?

When you block all cookies, many websites you visit will require you to sign in every time you visit them. You can personalize cookies instead of blocking all cookies. For example, instead of allowing all cookies, you can block third-party cookies and benefit from the remaining cookies for ease of use.