Cookie Collection

In 2018, IEEE took steps for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance. GDPR has updated its current guidelines for cookie consent on websites.  As an organization you need to take action to ensure that with an increasingly data-driven world these updates are in place.

As IEEE continues to make positive steps toward the new GDPR – Cookie Consent guidelines, your IEEE representative will be in contact with you on next steps.  

For questions, please review the FAQ.


Current Policy Guidelines

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In order to comply with the European Union (EU) regulation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), site managers must implement a banner to their websites that outlines the cookie collection process stated in the IEEE Privacy Policy which reads:

Cookies and web beacons

Cookies and web beacons are electronic placeholders that are placed on your device by websites to track your individual movements on that website over time. IEEE uses both session-based cookies (which last only for the duration of the user’s session) and persistent cookies (which remain on your device and provides information about the session you are in and waits for the next time you use that site again). 

These cookies and web beacons provide useful information to IEEE, enabling us to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user’s access to and use of our sites, allows us to track usage behavior, and to balance the usage of our websites on all IEEE web servers. 

Tracking cookies, third-party cookies, and other technologies such as web beacons may be used to process additional information, enable non-core functionalities on the IEEE website and enable third-party functions (such as a social media “share” link). We may also include web beacons and other similar technology in promotional email messages to determine whether the messages have been opened.