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Our Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy (“Policy”) is valid for the websites (“STH sites”) managed by the Underwater Cleaning and Awareness Movement Association (“STH”), and during your visit to our site, cookies will be used as described in this Policy.

  1. What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files created on your device by a website and contain data in name-value format. Cookies enable the website you visit to store information on your device and use this information during your next visits. Cookies created by a website are stored by the web browser you use to access the site; Remote access to the information contained in these cookies is possible only by websites served under the domain name that created the cookie and if you use the same browser.

Cookies have become an important part of web technologies today and their main function is to remember the visitor and his preferences and to recognize his device; Almost every website uses cookies.

  1. Third Party Cookies

Cookies created by the domain name at the access address of the website you are visiting are primary cookies. The content offered on the site visited may also be available through domain names other than the domain name in the access address (eg, viewing content hosted on a video platform via a social media site); in this case, each domain name may create its own unique third-party cookies.

  1. What Purpose Are Cookies Used For?

We use cookies for the following purposes:

Remembering your navigation and usage preferences during your visit to STH sites (e.g. display language, location-specific site display, etc.), facilitating the use of STH sites and customizing STH sites according to your preferences, ensuring that various features and functions of STH sites work properly (for example, you are logged in to keep, to place dynamic content, etc.), to collect general non-personal information such as the most clicked links, the most visited pages, the number of error messages viewed about how STH sites are used by visitors, and to analyze this information to make the wrong pages work, improve, remove or improve undesirable pages;

The data we collect through cookies is not used for identification purposes, for personal profiling, or for tracking your activities on websites other than the Site.

Cookies are not used for purposes other than those specified in this Policy, and all relevant transactions are carried out in accordance with data protection legislation. For more detailed information about the processing of your personal data by us, please read the STH Personal Data Protection and Processing Policy [1].

  1. What are the Types of Cookies?
Cookie TypeExplanation
Session CookiesSession cookies are cookies that are valid during your use of the website and remain valid until the web browser is closed.
Persistent CookiesThese cookies are cookies that are stored in your browser and remain valid until they are deleted by you or until their expiration date.
Mandatory CookiesThese cookies are mandatory for the website to function properly and for you to benefit from the features of the website and the services offered.
Functional and Analytical CookiesThese are cookies that are used for purposes such as remembering your preferences, using the website effectively, optimizing the site to respond to your requests, and containing data about how you use the site. Due to their nature, these types of cookies may contain your personal data. For example, cookies that save your preference for the display language of the site are functional cookies.
Tracking CookiesTracking cookies are primary and third-party cookies created during your visit to our website and third-party domains. These cookies make it possible to track your click and visit history in the domains where they were created, and to match these records between different domains. These types of cookies are used for the purpose of recognizing and profiling users, targeting advertising and marketing activities and customizing the content. These cookies will not be used to identify you or to make decisions for you personally.
  1. Management of Cookies
    Web browsers usually accept cookies automatically. The use of cookies is not mandatory to use our website, but if you set your browser not to accept cookies, the quality of your user experience may decrease and various functions of our site may be impaired.

You can configure your browser to block cookies for all or specific sites, to alert when a cookie is set, to block third-party cookies, or to count all cookies as session cookies. In addition, you can delete cookies through your browser or view the list and values ​​of cookies stored in your browser. For detailed information about the cookie management functions of your browser, please click on the relevant link below and get information from your browser’s website.