Privacy policy

We (the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, or ‘Panel’) do not explicitly request personal information from users of this website, for example in contact forms or through the process of ordering printed copies of documents. However, like most websites, we do collect some data as you use the site.

This privacy policy explains how and why, and only covers this website,

The Panel’s sites do not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging your IP address and session information such as how long your visit lasted and the type of browser used. This is recognised by the web server and is only used for system administration and to provide statistics, which we use to evaluate how the site is used.

This policy does not cover links within this site to other websites.


Cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use our site, which is then used to help improve the site. The information collected includes the number of site visitors, where visitors come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to help analyse how visitors use

For further details on Google Analytics cookies, including those not used by the Panel’s sites, visit cookies set by Google Analytics.


You can choose to refuse cookies or tell your browser to let you know each time that a website tries to set a cookie. However, refusing cookies may mean some sections of the site will not work properly.

For more information about cookies (including how to turn them off) please visit