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Turkey Tribunal (TT) website, like most websites, uses small text files called cookies. This note provides information on what cookies are, which cookies TT uses, and how they can be controlled.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are widely used because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and therefore allow enhanced functionality.

How does TT use cookies?

TT uses cookies for the following purposes:

  • to compile statistical data on the use of our website and its functioning, so that we can monitor and improve it;
  • to facilitate users’ ability to navigate through our website, including to allow registered users to access secure parts of our website; and
  • to allow us to share our web pages via social media platforms.

Which cookies does TT use?

Cookie Name Purpose
Cookie preference CookieControl This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on www.turkeytribunal.com. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.
Language selection language This cookie is used to remember any selection a user has made about language on www.turkeytribunal.com, using the language selector, so that the site will be shown in their chosen language when returning to the site.
Universal Analytics (Google) _ga
_gali
_gat
_gid
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data
Application firewall cookie __zjc* This cookie is set by a third-party web application firewall from Dyn to help maintain the security and performance of our website. Some traffic may receive a challenge to check if it is genuine and if it is, a cookie is set so the user isn’t challenged again.
Security breach notification form cookie ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is essential for the breach notification form – the form that public electronic communications service providers use to notify TT of a security breach – to operate. It is set only for those people using the form. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.
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YouTube cookies PREF*
VSC*
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE*
remote_sid*
We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

PREF – * Expires after eight months
VSC – * expires at the end of your session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE – *expires after eight months
remote_sid – * expires at the end of your session

BrowseAloud cookies _ba*
rwebooks-x
rwebooks-y
These cookies are set for customers who use the Browsealoud service, to read aloud and translate content on our site. The cookies enable the service to function by storing the user’s selections and preferences as they move around the site, including their settings for the tool, any language selection they might have made, the position of the toolbar, and their acceptance of the disclaimers.

 

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Definitions

First Party/ Third party cookies

Refers to the web domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time – the website displayed in the URL window. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets the cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie.

Persistent cookies

These cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies

These cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Pixel tags

A pixel tag is not technically a cookie but is a similar type of technology placed on a website or within the body of an email for the purpose of tracking activity on websites, or when emails are opened or accessed, and is often used in combination with cookies. Information collected is anonymous.

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