Cookie & Privacy Policy

This statement relates to our privacy practices in connection with this website. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such. Some technical terms used in this statement are explained in a glossary below.

General Statement regarding collection and use of personal information

The Irish Takeover Panel (“Panel”) fully respects your right to privacy. The Panel does not collect any personal data about you on this website and will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your permission.

Collection and use of technical information

No information is collected for the purpose of identifying individual visitors to the website. The Panel will make no attempt to identify individual visitors. The technical details logged are confined to the following items:

  • IP address of the visitors’ network.
  • the top-level domain name used (for example .i.e., .com, .org).
  • the previous website address from which the visitor reached us, including any search terms used.
  • traffic of visitors around this web site (for example pages accessed).
  • the type of web browser used by the visitor.

It is the policy of the Panel never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party, unless obliged to disclose such information by a rule of law. The technical information will be used only by the Panel, and only for statistical and other administrative purposes.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. Some cookies can be read by the website on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the webpage, or a unique identification number so that the website can ‘remember’ you on your return visit. Other cookies are deleted when you close your browser and only relate to the working of the website. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website.

Use of Cookies on this website includes:

  • When you first visit this website, you will see a message informing you about cookies. If you click the “Accept” button a cookie will be set which records your preference.
  • Temporary storage of user preference when performing certain search functions. These are deleted immediately.

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 web team analyse 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 and stored by Google on servers outside of Ireland which may include the United States, Europe or Asia. 

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating 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. 

Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies or to customize your settings for cookies. To find out how to do this, see the ‘Help’ menu on your browser. Please note that if you turn off cookies or change your settings, some features of this website may not work correctly. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

The Panel can change its cookie policy at any time. If it does make material changes to its cookie policy, we will post the changed cookie policy on the website.

IP Anonymisation in Google Analytics is enabled on this site. More information on IP Anonymisation is provided here

The Panel will make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. It is the policy of the Panel never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party, unless obliged to disclose such information by a rule of law. The technical information will be used only by the Panel, and only for statistical and other administrative purposes.

Glossary

  • IP Address

The identifying details for your computer (or internet company’s computer), expressed in ‘internet protocol’ code (for example 192.168.58.24). Every computer connected to the web has a unique IP address, although the address may not be the same every time a connection is made.

  • Web Browser

The piece of software you use to read web pages (e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Opera).