What are cookies?

A cookie is information in the form of a small text file stored on the end devices (personal computer, cell phone, etc.) of visitors every time they visit the website. Cookies are used to correctly allocate, among other things, queries made by a client during a visit to a website. Further information on this topic is available at www.allaboutcookies.org

Why do we use cookies?

Wiener Börse AG uses cookies to continuously optimize the quality and functionality as well as the user-friendliness of the website. Cookies also permit the smooth and unrestricted use of the website including the personalized service area. A visitor may accept or reject the cookies used by Wiener Börse AG. It is possible to change the consent or rejection of cookies at any time by changing the settings as desired in your browser software. Instructions are provided below. However, it is necessary to accept cookies in order to be able to use the services "My Borse" and "Wiener Börse Live".

What types of cookies are used on the website?

Functional Cookies

For the duration of a visit to the website, mainly temporary session cookies are used. These cookies are necessary to be able to use the personalized service areas of the website ("My Borse" and "Wiener Börse Live"). This enables the registration and later on the correct allocation to the profile of the user when logging on. When leaving the website, these session cookies are deleted.

Performance Cookies

Performance cookies are used to monitor, for example, page views and user access to the website. They are used for data analysis and may be queried by Wiener Börse AG in the form of statistics and reports. These evaluations are used for the ongoing optimization of the content and to improve the functionalities of the website (error handling). Google Analytics is used as an analysis tool, with IP addresses of users being the anonymized. For further information, see https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=en

More details such as type of cookie used, expiry, etc. are available at https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

Targeting and Advertising Cookies

These cookies collect information on the behavior of users on our website to ensure that only advertising is displayed that may be of interest to our users. Targeting and advertising cookies may also be used to recognize visitors to our website or a website that is part of the advertising partner network of the Vienna Stock Exchange. IP addresses are stored in encrypted and anonymous form. The information to be displayed may be selected based on the interests of the users or also on the ads viewed by the user before. Moreover, these ensure that the ads are correctly displayed and prevents the same ad from being displayed too often. The cookies are also used to measure the efficiency of advertising campaigns. These cookies are stored for a period of three months. To view or to delete (opt-out) the data stored in anonymous form), please use the following link: http://me.adform.com. In order to view your digital footprint, please enter a password of your choice. If you want to directly delete the data, click on the following link http://site.adform.com/privacy-policy/en/.

Information Regarding the Web Analysis Service

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "Cookies", these are text files stored on your computer that enable the analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of the website (including your IP address, which is then immediately anonymized) is sent to a server operated by Google in the U.S. and is stored there. The function for IP-anonymizing in Analytics sets last octet of the user’s IP address of type IPv4, and for IPv6 addresses the last 80 bits stored to zero right after they are sent for analysis to the Analytics data collection network. In this case, the complete IP address is therefore never written to the hard disk. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to generate reports on website activity for Wiener Börse AG and also to supply services relating to the use of the website and the internet. Google may send this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process the data on behalf of Google. Google will in no case link your IP address with other data of Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the relevant settings in your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case it will not be possible to use all of the functions of this website to their full extent. We have entered into a corresponding agreement with Google regarding the processing of data on our behalf. Our purpose in the meaning the GDPR (legitimate interest) is the improvement of our range of offers and our website. By using this website you agree to Google processing your personal data we have collected in the form and manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose. The data is stored for a period of 26 months.

Administration of Cookie Settings

Users may change their consent or rejection regarding cookies at any time in the browser. We have listed several examples of widely-used browser software below:

Internet Explorer 11

Click on the top right on the browser on the settings icon and then on the subitem "Internet Options". Now click on the tab "Data Protection". If the marker is set to "medium" or lower, you permit the storage of cookies. All other settings block cookies. Furthermore, in Internet Explorer 11 under Windows 10 you may change the settings under "Advanced" to permit first-party cookies and third-party cookies or to block these.

Microsoft Edge

Click on the three points in the upper right-hand corner and select "Settings" and then "Advanced". Subsequently, click on the button "View advanced settings". Under "Privacy and Services" you may select the desired cookie options.

FrontMotion Firefox

Click at the top of the browser on the menu icon and select "Settings". After selecting the data protection icon, a subitem "History" is displayed and opens a picklist "Firefox will:"; here you select "Remember my browsing and download history" and set your individual settings by checking or unchecking the box "Accept cookies".

Safari

In the menu button at the upper left corner of your browser under "Safari" select "Settings" and click on the tab "Privacy and Security". Here you may select your settings under "Cookies and Website Data" (Cookies "Always block", "Only permit from current website", "Only permit from websites visited", "Accept cookies always").

Google Chrome

Click on the upper right corner of the browser on the icon for the Chrome menu and then the subitem "Settings". After clicking on "Advanced" and "Security and Privacy" and "Content settings", you may make changes under "Cookies".

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

Browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics

If you want to prevent Google Analytics from storing cookies for the websites you visit in the future, you may download and install a browser add-on. As an alternative to a browser plugin, you may click here to prevent Google Analytics from creating cookies for this website. In this case, an opt-out cookie is stored on your end device. Delete your cookies and then click on the link again.

Use of Google remarketing

This website uses the remarketing function of Google Inc. ("Google"). This function is used to present interesting ads from the Google advertising network to users. The user's browser stores so-called “cookies”, text files, on the user's computer that make it possible to recognize the visitor when the websites are opened which are part of the advertising network. On these pages, visitors may be presented ads that refer to content the visitor previously opened on the websites that use the remarketing function of Google. According to Google, it does not collect any data in this process. If you do not want to use Google’s remarketing function, you may generally deactivate it by selecting the corresponding settings under http://www.google.com/settings/ads. As an alternative, you may deactivate the use of cookies for interest-related ads via the advertising network initiative by following the instructions under http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. For more information on Google remarketing and Google's privacy policy, see: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/.

Sentifi Widgets

The website of Wiener Börse AG integrates widgets operated by the firm Sentifi AG, which has its registered office at Löwenstrasse 3, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland. A widget is an element of a graphical user interface (GUI) that in the case of the Sentifi widgets displays information on stock prices and other news of relevance for investments or enables a certain type of interaction with the Sentifi eco system. The widgets are integrated via framing technology. This means that when users access the widgets they enter the IT environment of Sentifi (and leave our IT environment). From time to time, the widgets may contain surveys by Sentifi AG. The widgets may also include other functionalities, such as the possibility of giving feedback.

You have the option of interacting with Sentifi Widgets via our website. Please note that in this case Sentifi automatically collects and stores personal data and other information relating to you. The data contains mainly traffic and web analysis data, but depending on the functionality it may also include unique personal data (e.g. your name and your e-mail address in the feedback functionality). By default, the anonymization of IP addresses is activated. This means that the IP address (ipv4 or ipv6 format) of every new visitor is stored without the last components in the database for the protection of the user’s privacy.

Sentifi collects and processes data only if there is a sufficient legal basis. The data collected during your voluntary interaction with the Sentifi widget is used to analyze the performance of the widget, to generate reports on such website activities as well as for market research purposes and to help ensure that the website’s design meets the needs of users. The information is also used to optimize the performance of the widgets through improvements to technology and content. The data collected in connection with the surveys are processed to measure sentiment in the community regarding the development of a share and of other financial market themes such as the development of a share versus an index or forecasts of macroeconomic events such as interest rate hikes, etc.

For further information on data collection and processing by Sentifi, please read the Sentifi data protection notice.

Notice

Wiener Börse AG points out that its Cookie Policy may be amended at any time and retains the right to make the necessary adjustments.