Clarification Text Regarding Cookie Policy


This Clarification Text Regarding Cookie Policy has been prepared by Penezoğlu Law Firm (“Penezoğlu Law”) as data controller within the scope of article 10 of The Law on the Protection of Personal Data No. 6698 (the “Law”) and the Communiqué on the Principles and Procedures to Comply with the Fulfillment of the Disclosure Obligation.

We would like to inform you about the types of cookies used on our website, the purposes of cookies, the settings, management, and deletion of these cookies, and the privacy policy.

You may visit our website without giving any personal information and obtain information about our services. Some cookies are used to collect information about the use of the site during visits. This is to make our website more user-friendly for visitors and to improve its operation.

Penezoğlu Law reserves the right to make amendments to this Clarification Text Regarding Cookie Policy and any amendments will be published on this page. The Updated Policy will take effect on the date it is published on our website.

What is Cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer or mobile device via your browser when visitors visit a website. Cookies allow a website to work more efficiently, as well as to provide personalized pages to provide a more convenient and faster visit experience for your personal needs. Cookies only contain information about your visit history on the internet and do not collect any information about the files stored on your computer or mobile device.

Types of Cookies and Purposes of Use

There are two types of cookies based on their validity periods: Permanent Cookies and Temporary Cookies. Temporary cookies are created while visiting the website and are only valid until you close your browser. Permanent cookies are created when you visit the website and remain until you delete them or expire. Permanent cookies are used for operations such as providing a customized experience compatible with your settings.

The types of cookies, the processing purposes, and the legal reasons are explained below.

Mandatory Cookies: Mandatory Cookies are essential for the correct functioning of our website. These cookies are used as mandatory to perform the services you have requested, such as logging in, filling out forms, and remembering privacy preferences.

Your personal data collected through these cookies are processed within the scope of sub-paragraph (c) of paragraph (2) of article 5 of the Law defined as "Processing of personal data of the parties of a contract is necessary, provided that it is directly related to the establishment or performance of the contract." or sub-paragraph (f) “Processing of data is necessary for the legitimate interests pursued by the data controller, provided that this processing shall not violate the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject.” and are stored by us for the duration of the session.

Functional Cookies: These are cookies used for personalization and remembering preferences used on the website. For example, these cookies can remember language preferences or text font size preferences. If you do not allow the use of these cookies, you might not be able to use a personalised feature and your preferences will not be remembered. 

Your personal data collected through these cookies are processed by obtaining your explicit consent in accordance with paragraph (1) of article 5 of the Law and are stored by us for 11 months.

Performance and Analytics Cookies: These cookies allow us to improve our website, which allows the collection of statistical information in order to analyze user behavior. These cookies collect information about visitors' use of the website, to check whether the website is working properly and to detect errors received.

Your personal data collected through these cookies are processed by obtaining your explicit consent in accordance with paragraph (1) of article 5 of the Law and are stored by us for 11 months.

How Cookies are Collected?

Data is collected through your devices from which you access the browsers. This collected information is device-specific. It can be deleted by the user at any time and access to information can be blocked.

Our Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us, your privacy and security rights are our basic principles. In order to protect the privacy of our visitors' personal data, the systems and Internet infrastructure of our firm are maintained at the highest security level and the necessary precautions have been taken.

Accordingly, you may access the Clarification Text Regarding Processing of Personal Data here.

How to send your requests?

Under article 11 of the Law, you are entitled to the following rights as the data subject:

• Request information on whether or not your personal data are processed;
• Request information if your personal data have been processed;
• Request information about the purpose of processing and if your personal data have been used for the purposes described,
• Receive information about the third parties whom your personal data are transferred in Turkey and abroad;
• Request correction of your personal data if they are inaccurate or incomplete;
• Request deletion or destruction of your personal data in accordance with the relevant legislation;
• Request notification is made to the third parties about correction, deletion and destruction of your personal data in accordance with the relevant legislation;
• Object to any result against you arising from analysis of the processed data by automated systems only,
• Request compensation for the damages arising from unlawful processing of your personal data.

You may send us your requests relating to your abovementioned rights by email or post at or to Esentepe Mahallesi, Büyükdere Cad. Ferko Signature No:175, 3. Kat Şişli/Istanbul, Turkey, respectively.

Based on the nature of your request, your application will be resolved as soon as possible within thirty days at the latest and free of charge. If, however, the relevant action requires additional costs, you may be charged a fee based on the tariff to be determined by the Personal Data Protection Board.

How to manage cookies?

Except for mandatory cookies, for all cookies used on our website, explicit consent of users is obtained, and it is possible to change this consent at any time. Users may view the types of cookies that are used on our website through the cookie management panel and determine their preferences by turning "on" or "off" each cookie, except for the Mandatory Cookies. The users may always change their preferences through this panel.

You can remove the cookies from your computer and prevent the cookies from being saved/placed on your internet explorer.

Cookies are predefined to be accepted automatically by internet browsers. You may find more information in the browser or app help menu since the management of cookies differs from one browser to another.

For example, you can manage cookies through the following option: “Google Chrome -> Settings -> Advanced -> Privacy & Security -> Site Settings -> Cookies and Site Data -> Allow Sites to Save and Read Cookie Data"

You can manage cookies from the following menu "Internet Explorer -> Settings -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Advanced Settings”.

Most Internet explorers allow you to do the following:
• View saved cookies and delete those you wish
• Block third-party cookies
• Block cookies from certain sites
• Block all cookies
• Delete all cookies when you shut down the internet explorer

If you prefer to remove cookies, your preferences on the relevant website will be removed. If you prefer to block cookies completely, most of the websites and digital platforms, including Penezoğlu Law’s website, may not work properly.