Engineering Permanent Cookie Policy

Permanent Cookie Disclosure Statement:

Overview

Please be aware that this site utilizes tracking technologies through the use of permanent cookies and web beacons/pixel tags.  See below to learn more about what is being tracked, how it benefits you, and how to opt-out.

Use of Cookies

A permanent cookie is being created at this site as you view web pages. Cookies are small pieces of data stored by a web browser on a user's computer. A third party application embedded within our Web page requires a permanent cookie. The value of creating a permanent cookie is to allow us to know what types of information users are interested in while viewing content at this College of Engineering website.  This allows us to improve how we market information for people viewing our web pages.  We can also tailor the navigation of College of Engineering web sites to allow users to find information more readily.

Disable Cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies or to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the opportunity to decide whether or not to accept it.

Use of Web Beacons/Pixel Tags

We also use "pixel tags" (also called "web beacons" or "clear gifs"), which are tiny graphic images, on our websites and in our emails. Pixel tags help us analyze our users' online behavior and measure the effectiveness of our websites and our advertising. We work with service providers that help us track, collect, and analyze this information. Pixel tags on our sites may be used to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the features you use, the links you click, and other actions you take in connection with the sites. This information may include your computer's Internet protocol (IP) address, your browser type, your operating system, date and time information, and other technical information about your computer. We may also track certain information about the identity of the website you visited immediately before coming to our site. We do not otherwise track any information about your use of other websites.

Extent of Use

We may combine the information we collect through cookies and pixel tags with other information we have collected from and about you. This information may be used to your benefit in ways not otherwise available by improving our websites, personalizing your online experience, and tailoring our communications with you, as well as to determine the effectiveness of our advertising and promotional materials, and for other internal business purposes. There are no other uses of the information collected by the College of Engineering through such cookies and pixel tags beyond this.

Opt-Out Process

To opt out of targeted online [unit’s name] advertising and promotional materials that utilize our permanent cookies and web beacons/pixel tags, please visit the Permanent Cookie Opt Out Site. Please note that following this opt out process only applies to the computer or electronic device you are currently using. If you use another device or delete your web browser's cookies you will need to follow the opt out process again.

Additional Information

For additional information, see the University of Illinois Web Privacy Notice including its sections on “Cookies and Login Security,” “Personalized University Advertising and Promotional Materials at the Urbana-Champaign Campus Via Permanent Cookies and Web Beacons/Pixel Tags,” and “Transactional Versus Permanent Cookies” as well as the Permanent Cookies Home Page.

If you have additional questions about this site, please contact engrit-web@illinois.edu or contact the Chief Information Officer's ("CIO's") office.