Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a piece of information stored in the form of a small text file on an end device (PC, cell phone, etc.) every time a user visits a website. Cookies are used, among other things, to correctly identify the duration of a visit to a website.

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Why do we use cookies?

Austrian Takeover Commission uses cookies for the continuous improvement of our website’s quality and functionality as well as of user-friendliness.

A visitor may accept or reject the cookies used by the Takeover Commission. Acceptance or rejection may be changed at any time and can be done directly via your browser settings. Further information is given below.


What cookie is used on the website?

Persistent cookies 
Persistent cookies are used, for example, to record page hits and user hits on websites. They are used to analyse data and may be retrieved by Wiener Börse AG for statistics and reports. The evaluation is used for optimizing the content and to improve the functionality of the website (error correction). Google Analytics is used for the evaluation. The users' IP addresses are anonymized. Further details are available at

Further details such as types of cookies used, lifetime of cookies, etc. are available at

Information about the web analytics service

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. Google uses this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, but please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to Google processing your data in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Administration of cookie settings

Users may change their acceptance or rejection of cookies at any time in their browser settings.

A few examples for the most popular browsers are given here:

Internet Explorer
In the browser, click on the cogwheel icon in the upper right corner and then on “Internet Options”. Then click on the tab “Privacy”. If the slider is set to the level “medium” or lower, you permit cookies to be stored. Otherwise, cookies are blocked.

Click on the menu button at the top and choose “Options”. After selecting “Privacy”, the submenu “History” opens a pull-down list with “Firefox will:”; here you select “Use custom settings for history” where you may then choose your individual preferences by clicking on “Accept Cookies”.

At the top left of your browser select “Safari” to open the menu item “Preferences”, then click on the tab “Privacy”. You may select your settings from “Cookies and website data” ("Always block", "Allow from current website only", "Allow from websites I visit" and "Always allow").

Google Chrome

In the browser, click on the “Chrome menu” icon at the upper right and then select “Settings”. After clicking on “Show Advanced Settings”, click on “Content Settings” in the “Privacy” section”. You may then make changes by clicking on “Cookies”. The option “Allow local data to be set” enables cookies.

Should you use other browsers on your end device, please read the details for the respective menu items (Help) for the browser.

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
If you want to prevent Google Analytics cookies, download and install the Browser-Add-on.

Austrian Takeover Commission points out that this Cookie Policy is subject to change at any time and retains the right to make modifications.