Turkish Museums ( uses cookies while its visitors use the website for the purpose of providing its basic functionality and analyzing visiting traffic. With this policy, it is aimed helping you to understand what cookies are, how they are used on the website, and how these are managed. The use of the cookies is implemented under the applicable legislation, especially the Law on the Protection of Personal Data No. 6698 (KVKK). During your visit to our website, a banner that informs you regarding the use of cookies will appear, and by clicking the “I accept all cookies” button, you agree to all cookies on our website.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are defined as a small text file sent to your computer or mobile device via your web browser when you visit a website. Cookies allow a website to be more efficiently in addition to ensuring the presentation of personalized web pages to provide you a faster visit experience that is more beneficial to your specific personal needs and demands. Containing only data on your website visit history via the internet, cookies do not collect any information, also including your personal data/files stored on your computer or mobile device.  

What are the Purposes of using cookies?

As Turkish Museums, we use cookies on our website “” for several purposes. These purposes are mainly:

  • Performing basic functions necessary for the operation of the Site. For instance, members who are logged in do not have to enter their passwords again when visiting different pages on the Site,
  • Analyzing the Site and improving the performance of the Site. For instance, the integration of the different servers on which the Site operates, determination of the number of visitors of the Site and carrying out of performance settings accordingly or facilitation of the location by the visitors of what they are looking for,
  • Increasing the functionality of the Site and providing ease of use. For instance, posting on third-party social media over the Site, remembering the username data or search queries of the visitors of the Sites on their subsequent visits,
  • Performing personalization, targeting, and advertising. For instance, showing advertisements about visitors’ interests on pages and products which they have previously viewed.

Types of Cookies and Purposes of Use

The types and intended purposes of the cookies which the main intended use is to provide the visitors easy usage are listed below:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential for the Website to function properly. These cookies allow the Website to be visited and its features to be used. Session cookies are used to ensure information exchange between the various pages of the website and to prevent the users from entering the information more than once. The cookies in this category do not collect personal data in any way, they’re temporary and deleted right after the browser is closed.
  • Performance Cookies:  These cookies allow the website owner to collect information on the frequency of the website visits, relevant error messages (if any), time that users spend on the pages and how the users use the website. This information may be used to improve the performance of the site.
  • Functionality Cookies: These cookies remember the choices of the users and thus facilitate the user’s visit to the web site. Besides, this information provides advanced web features to the users. 
  • Marketing Cookies: Third-party supplier cookies are used to include certain functions on the website. Beside cookies of the companies that track advertisements on the website are also used.

How to Control Cookies?

The use of cookies is pre-defined in many browsers. The users may change this selection status on their browser settings; accordingly, they may reject the use of cookies for the future by deleting existing cookies.

The method of changing cookie use selection may depend on the type of the browser and by following the steps below you can acquire further detailed information regarding cookies and use your right to allow or reject for the cookies;

  • Google Chrome: You can allow or block cookies from the “Cookie” tab by clicking on the “lock mark” or the letter “i” in the “address section” of your browser.
  • Internet Explorer: You can click on the “Tools” Section at the top right corner of your browser and click on the “Security” tab and manage your cookies by “allowing” or “disallowing” them.
  • Mozilla Firefox: You can click on the “open menu” tab at the top right corner of your browser and click on the “Options” image and manage your cookies by using the “Privacy and Security” button. 
  • Safari: You can select the “safari” tab from the “Settings” section and manage your cookies from the “Privacy and Security” Section.
  • For other browsers (such as Opera, Microsoft Edge, etc.), you can review the help or support pages of the relevant browsers.
  • In addition to the options above, you can also visit,  in order to learn about all cookies and to manage cookies. 

Information and Material Available on the Website

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Turkish Museums may waiver the usage of cookies in case of considering it necessary, change the types or functions of cookies or add new cookies on the website. We recommend you to get information related to cookie use by examining Cookie Policy periodically.