A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a website and stored in the user’s browser, so that the website can check the user’s previous activity.

The use of cookies is a common and safe practice on the Internet, and it is essential for the proper functioning of the Internet, providing advantages in the provision of interactive services, and facilitating the navigation and usability of the web. Cookies do not harm your computer, they simply contain data that is devoid of code and therefore harmless to your software.


Types of cookies

According to who manages them

Depending on who is the entity that manages the site from which the cookies are sent and processes the data obtained, two categories are distinguished.

Own cookies: These are those that are sent to the user’s computer from a computer or domain managed by the web editor itself, from which the service requested by the user when using the page is provided.

Third-party cookies: These are those that are sent to the user’s computer from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor of the website accessed by the network user, but by another external entity that manages its own cookies.

If the cookies sent to the user do so from a computer or domain managed by the web editor itself, but the information collected in them is managed by a third party, they are not considered own cookies.

According to the time they remain activated

According to the time they remain activated on the user’s computer, there are two categories.

Session cookies: These are cookies designed to collect and store data only while the user accesses a web page, and which normally expire when the user leaves the page in question. They are usually used to store information necessary for the provision of the service requested by the user, such as storing a list of products or preferences.

Persistent cookies: These are cookies in which the data is still stored on the user’s computer and remains accessible and in use for a period of time defined by the cookie manager, which can range from a few minutes to several years (unless the user deletes them from their browser).

According to its purpose

Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained through cookies is intended, three categories are distinguished.

Technical cookies: These are cookies that allow the user to navigate through a web page, platform or application using different options or services provided on it. They allow things such as controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted access parts, remembering the elements that make up an order, carrying out the process of purchasing an order, making a request for registration or participation in an event , use security elements while browsing, store content to broadcast videos or sound, or share content through social networks.

Personalisation cookies: These are cookies that allow the user to use the website with some predefined characteristics based on a series of criteria specific to the user’s equipment, such as their language, the type of browser through which they access the website, or the locale from where you access.

Analysis cookies: These are cookies that enable whoever manages them to monitor and analyse the behaviour of users who access a certain web page. The information collected is used to measure the activity of the website, application or platform, as well as to create navigation profiles of its users, in order to introduce improvements based on the analysis of usage data. Although they are not exempt from the obligation to obtain informed consent for their use, they rarely represent a risk to the privacy of users as long as they are first-party cookies that treat the data for a purely statistical purpose, that information is provided about their use, and that the possibility of users expressing their refusal to use it is included.

Advertising cookies: These are cookies that allow the effective management of the advertising spaces included in a web page, application or platform from which the service is provided, using criteria such as the published content, the frequency with which the ads are displayed, or the number of clicks they receive. Advertising cookies can also save information on user behaviour obtained through continuous observation of their browsing habits on the Internet, thus developing a personalised profile for each user and showing advertising adapted to their tastes and interests.


Cookies used on our website

Necessary

cookieyes-consent: CookieYes plugin sets this cookie to remember users’ consent preferences so that their preferences are respected on subsequent visits to this site. It does not collect or store any personal information about the site visitors. Duration: 1 year.

Functional

pvc_visits[0]: Posts View Counter plugin set this cookie to ensure accurate view counts on each page. Duration: 1 day.

Analytics

_ga_*: Google Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page views. Duration: 1 year 1 month 4 days.

_ga: Google Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors. Duration: 1 year 1 month 4 days.

Uncategorized

wevarnishpass: cookie used by the native caching system on the server to speed up the loading speed of pages on this site. Duration. 1 hour.

Anatolia Today does not use own cookies to collect personal information or that can identify the user; only the minimum data necessary to guarantee the proper functioning of the website is collected, or the preferences of the user when browsing it or carrying out activities such as news searches.

Third party cookies

They are cookies are provided by different services included in the web, such as social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.), or external complements that include those from video platforms such as YouTube or other similar ones. We also find other types of cookies:

Analytics Cookies:

They are cookies used to compile statistical information and reports on how visitors use our website. This information is anonymous, and is collected through IP addresses (which are also anonymous) and stored by Google Analytics on its servers, without at any time being associated with personal data and thus guaranteeing the privacy of users. However, you can decide that Google Analytics never track your visits by installing an opt-out add-on in your browser.

Advertising Cookies:

These are cookies used by different advertising platforms to show you advertisements tailored to you, in this case through Adsense and Amazon, necessary to finance the operation of the website. The data they collect is subject to their own privacy policies, and these platforms may allow other companies to use cookies or other tracking technologies to personalize advertising on our website. You can obtain more information about the privacy policies and use of cookies that Google and Amazon follow.

In turn, advertising can include:

Custom ads: The companies that publish their advertising on our website may collect certain data to show you personalised advertisements adapted to your interests, through the use of cookies and other technologies. You can decide at any time to change your preferences regarding the personalisation of Adsense ads.

Non-personalised ads: This is advertising that is not governed by the user’s previous behaviour, but by generic factors such as their search topic, their general location (based on city, for example), the content of the current web, or the time of day. Although these ads do not use cookies for personalisation, they do use them to limit frequency, perform aggregate advertising reports, or to combat fraud and abuse.

IMPORTANT: Third-party cookies are foreign to our website and therefore Anatolia Today does not control their use and application; to obtain more information, the user must access the websites of these third parties and read their particular policy on cookies.

As part of the advertisements displayed on Anatolia Today through the Adsense advertising platform, there are advertising providers that may use data collected through cookies to offer you personalised advertisements, among other functions. You can consult the list of ad technology providers that serve their ads through Adsense as well as their respective privacy policies. All providers on this list certify that they comply with Google’s advertising policy and the General Data Protection Regulation of the EU. You can also get more information about Google’s privacy policy.


Management of cookies and private browsing

If you are not comfortable with the use of cookies, you can manage, control, block or even delete them in your browser.

Depending on the browser used by the user, there are different procedures in case the user wants to delete cookies or restrict their use. The main browsers offer options to browse completely anonymously; through so-called private browsing, the data collected by cookies is automatically destroyed when the browser is closed. You can consult the help section of your browser to obtain more information about it.

Below is a list of the main browsers ordered according to the frequency of use by Internet users, with a link to the information on cookie settings and private browsing. However, we warn that if you deactivate the use of cookies to navigate the Anatolia Today website, we will not be able to guarantee its correct operation or offer help if problems occur in the use of our services.

Google Chrome:
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB

FireFox:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer#:~:text=A%20cookie%20is%20information%20stored,your%20preferred%20language%20or%20location.

Microsoft Edge / Internet Explorer:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/delete-and-manage-cookies-168dab11-0753-043d-7c16-ede5947fc64d

Safari:
https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265

Opera:
https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/#cookies