Cookie files are text files that store your search and usage habits, membership information, or advertising preferences on the websites you visit. Especially on membership-required websites and e-commerce websites, cookie files are frequently used. Cookie files do not provide server access to your computer. Storing the usage habits of visitors is made possible through cookie files, which provide users with a more functional website experience. In e-commerce websites, functionalities such as remembering the products you add to your shopping cart or your membership information are facilitated by cookie files.
In Turkey, The Personal Data Protection Law No. 6698 does not contain explicit regulations regarding cookie usage. However, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is a series of data protection laws developed to protect European Union citizens, includes explicit regulations on cookie files. This regulation has established a much wider scope of protection compared to the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC previously applied in the European Union. It has imposed stricter rules on personal data processing, and significantly higher fines have been set for violations.