Effective 28 Mayıs 2023
What are cookies and how do they work?
Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored in your device by the websites you visit. Cookies collect in some instances personal data, with which a person can be identified. Cookies are stored in your browser's file directory. Next time you visit the site, your browser will read the cookie and relay the information back to the website or element that originally set the cookie.
Cookies also enable us to improve our websites by looking at how they are used. We do analytical profiling to understand which particular articles are read by website visitors (to know what is popular) and to learn whether our videos are viewed or abandoned half way through. We also look at where content is accessed so we know how to arrange our sites for optimal user experience.
With the help of cookies we can make the content as personalised as possible, for example by showing you targeted banners and relevant recommendations. We examine what type of reference was used to reach our sites, e.g. via an email campaign or a link from a referral site, so we can estimate the effectiveness of our promotions and advertising campaigns.
We use marketing cookies to dynamically serve our ads on our own and selected third party websites. Our domains may also include elements that set cookies on behalf of a third party.
Cookie retention times
Two types of cookies used are "session-only" and "persistent" cookies. "Session-only" cookies are deleted when you end your browsing session. "Persistent cookies" have an expiration date of two months up to a couple of years, and they remain on your device for the time period set in the cookie after which they delete themselves.
When visiting our website for the first time, a cookie banner is displayed. The banner informs about our usage of cookies and provides you the option to agree to the usage of cookies. If you opt-in to this usage, we consider this as an acceptance of our usage of cookies.
You may withdraw your consent at any time by changing your cookie consent from the cookie banner. You can reactivate the banner by clicking “Cookie Settings” at the bottom of our website.
It is common to distinguish between first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are allocated to the website that you visit while third-party cookies come from a third-party, such as a web analytics program.
The cookies we place on your device are categorized as follows:
Necessary cookies and similar technologies implement the basic functions of the website such as page navigation, use of forms and shopping cart functionality. Without these technologies the website will not work properly.
Functional cookies and similar technologies make it possible to save information that changes the way the website appears to you or functions. This includes, for instance, your preferred language and region.
Analytics and User Experience Cookies
Analytics and user experience related cookies and similar technologies allow us to collect information about how our website is used. This information helps us to improve the content and usability of the website.
For example, we use Google Analytics for analytical purposes. Google describes how they use data when you use Google's partners’ sites or apps at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
Marketing cookies and similar technologies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and interesting to you and thus more valuable for us and third-party advertisers.
Changes to this policy
HMD may from time to time update this Policy to reflect changes with respect to our products and services, or applicable law. You can view the previous version of this document below.
You can find previous versions of this document here: