cookies policy

This Cookies Policy last up-dated: April 2020


Who we are

Association des Ingénieurs électriciens sortis de l’institut Electrotechnique Montefiore (AIM), located Rue des Homes 1, 4000 Liège Belgium, tel: +32 4 222 29 46 - email:
The AISBL in formation CIRED, whose registered in Belgium, tel: +32 4 222 29 46 - email:
IET Services Limited, Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL. Registration Number 909719. IET Services Limited is trading as a subsidiary of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, which is registered as a Charity in England & Wales (no 211014) and Scotland (no SC038698) - tel: +44 (0)20 7240 1871 - email :

In the remainder of this document A.I.M., IET and CIRED are referred to together as "We" / "Us" / "Our".

[Where the context requires, A.I.M., IET and CIRED may also be referred to together below as the “Conference Organisers”.]

Our Privacy Compliance Officer can be reached by addressing a letter by post to: Attn: Privacy Compliance Officer, Rue des Homes 1, 4000 Liege, Belgium or by e-mail: with your requests and questions.

Our Privacy Policy can be consulted here


About this cookies policy

This cookies policy provides information about several types of computer cookies and why we use them. The information below is intended to give you a better understanding of what cookies are and what role they play when you visit our website.

What is a cookie?

In a broad sense, the word ‘cookie’ refers to the (small) files used to store extracts of the information conveyed or generated during exchanges between a website and its visitors, whether they are stored on the visitor's device (e.g. desk-top computer, mobile-phone, games console …) or on a server. It is in this sense that the term is used here.

Why do we use cookies?

Cookies help us to improve our website and provide you with a better and more personalized service by, for example, storing information about your preferences and allowing us to recognize you when you visit our site again. In most cases you may refuse to accept cookies by activating the settings of your internet browser. However, if you select such settings certain parts of our site may not work or may not work as well.

Categories of cookies used on our website:

Category 1: Strictly Required Cookies
These cookies are essential to enable you to navigate on the website and use its features.

Category 2: Performance Cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website. For example, which pages are the most visited and if You get error messages from certain web pages. These cookies do not collect information that can identify you. Information gathered by such cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how our website works.

Category 3: Functional Cookies
These cookies remember the choices you make and information such as the country you visit our website from and the region you are in. They may then be used to give you a better browsing experience. The information collected by these cookies can be anonymized and these cookies cannot track your browser activity on other websites.

Category 4: Targeting cookies or advertising cookies
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits to make publicity more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit both the number of times you see an advert and how to measure the effectiveness of an ad campaign. The cookies are usually placed by third party advertising networks with the approval of the website operator. They remember the websites you visit (typically weekly) and that information is shared with other parties like advertisers. Quite often, targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to the third parties’ website functionality. You have to give consent for such cookies to be set.

Use of Web Beacons
Some of our webpages may contain electronic images, called web beacons, among other things, these allow us to count the number of visitors who visit these pages. Web beacons collect only limited information, including a cookie number, time and date of page viewing as well as a description of the page on which the web-page is located. We may also use web beacons posted by third party advertisers. These beacons do not contain personal identifiable information and are only used to track the effectiveness of particular marketing campaigns.

Further information

There are many websites which contain extensive information on what cookies are and how they work. For example, within the European Union, you can find out more about cookies and how to change your cookie settings by visiting:

Consent to Our use of cookies

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies but if you do not want to receive cookies, in most cases you can change your browser settings to be notified when cookies are sent or you can reject cookies altogether. To do so you may, for example, consult:

Internet explorer:




You may withdraw your approval with respect to our use of cookies at any time. If you want to restrict or block cookies which are set on your device, in most cases you can do this by using your browser settings. The help function of your browser can tell you how to proceed. You can also use your browser settings to remove cookies that have been installed. However, please note that if you select such browser settings, you may not be able to access our site or its functionalities may be limited as a result.

If you have any concerns about the way that we use cookies or respect your settings, please contact our Privacy Compliance Officer whose contact details can be found in the first and last paragraphs of this policy.

Do Not Track (DNT) browser setting

DNT is a feature now offered by some browsers which, when enabled, sends a signal to websites to request that your browsing is not tracked, for example by third party ad networks, social networks and analytic companies. Our website does not currently respond to DNT requests.

Changes to our cookies policy

We reserve the right to modify or otherwise update this cookies policy to take account of best practice at any time. We will notify you of any changes by updating the date that appears above the text of the cookies policy.

If you have any questions please contact Our Privacy Compliance Officer by:

Sending a letter by post to: Attn: Privacy Compliance Officer, Rue des Homes 1, 4000 Liege, Belgium; or e-mail to: with your requests and questions