Policy of Cookie Usage
Istanbul Homes ® is a registered brand of Tekçe Overseas Gayrimenkul Anonim Şirketi which is an overseas real estate company. istanbulhomes.com is owned by Tekçe Overseas Gayrimenkul AŞ.
The visitors who do not block the Cookie Usage of istanbulhomes.com are assumed as accepted the Cookies.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files with a modest amount of data. These files are installed on your device (or your web host) while browsing a website, mobile page, or installing a mobile application via your browser or application by the related website.
There are 6 Different Types of Cookies We Use for a Better Service;
1. Session Cookies
Session Cookies are temporary cookies that exist only in the temporary memory of the device or browser. These cookies are activated when the visitor navigates the website, mobile page or application.
The main objective of the Session Cookies is ensuring the related functions of the website, mobile page, and the application are working perfectly while remembering the preferences of the visitors.
When you add a property to your “My Favourite Properties” list, the data is saved by these Session Cookies. In this way, the properties that are added to your list are not removed when you browse the other pages.
2. Persistent Cookies
Persistent Cookies are the cookies that are kept and saved for remembering the preferences of the visitors until they are removed by the user. They ensure the privatization of the user’s next experience by remembering the movements of the users on the website and mobile page.
Once you check the “Remember me” option while logging in your registered account to istanbulhomes.com, you will not need to enter your e-mail and password again. This convenience is provided by the Persistent Cookies.
3. Performance Cookies
Performance Cookies monitor the performances of the website, mobile page, or application. These cookies do not collect any private data from the visitor. It only collects the error messages and it is used for making the website, mobile page, and application faultless.
4. Functionality Cookies
Functionality Cookies are used with the aim of remembering the user preferences of the mobile/web site or application. The preferences for notifications are remembered thanks to Functionality Cookies, and the chosen preference by the visitor is applied without checking it again.
5. Google Analytics and Marketing Cookies
We use Google Analytics as described in “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps.” You can prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics on websites by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on here. We also employ IP address masking, a technique used to truncate IP addresses collected by Google Analytics and store them in an abbreviated form to prevent them from being traced back to individual users. Portions of our website may also use Google Analytics for Display Advertisers including DoubleClick or Dynamic Remarketing which provide interest-based ads based on your visit to this or other websites. You can use Ads Settings to manage the Google ads you see and opt out of interest-based ads. We also use Adobe Marketing Cloud as described here. You can opt-out of the use of this information as described below.
6. Social Media Cookies
istanbulhomes.com provides service in 4 different languages. When you pick your preferred language, your preferences will be remembered by these cookies. You will not have to choose the language again on your next visit.
How Does the Cookie Usage Help?
The Security of the Data of Our Visitors
As istanbulhomes.com, we save and keep the data of our visitors extremely safe within the frame of permissions of the users and legal regulations. We only connect our visitors for sharing the properties and news that are absolutely useful for them. The contact information such as e-mails and telephone numbers of our visitors is not and will not be shared with any other third-party companies. The security and the secrecy of our visitors are in the assurance of our terms of usage.
The Management of the Cookie Usage
The visitors can limit the sharing of information by navigating the browser settings. In this case, the website, mobile page, or the application may not perform in its full capacity. The visitors who limit the Cookie Usage are assumed as accepted the performance problems in relation to the cookies.
* This document has been updated on July 21, 2020.