The Institution of Royal Engineers (InstRE)

Privacy Policies

We take your privacy very seriously and are committed to protecting your data. The information below explains how this website uses cookies and you can read our full Privacy Notice by clicking here.

Cookies & Privacy

Like most websites, our website uses cookies which are are small text files that are placed on your browsing device when you visit websites.

We make no attempt to identify individual users through use of this website. Nor will we make any attempt to track or identify individual users, except where there is a reasonable suspicion that unauthorised access to systems is being attempted or abusive content is being left within our site. We will not give information about you to anyone except for law enforcement agencies involved in fraud prevention and detection if we have a duty to do so.

Cookies are used for a number of reasons:

  • Logging in and out of the website and to remember your associated settings
  • Allowing you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Letting us know about any problems with the website
  • Helping us to understand how people use our website

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable or sensitive information
  • Pass personally identifiable or sensitive data to any third parties

Any cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not shared with any third parties.

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

Your Consent

On first using the site, you will be asked if you wish to accept cookies and, if your web browser is set to accept cookies, we take this and your continued use of our website, to mean that you understand how our site uses cookies and consent for that to happen. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site please do so, however this may result in our website not functioning correctly for you.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Logging in and out
  • Displaying search results

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

Our website includes functionality provided by third parties which may include, for example, embedded YouTube videos or social media sharing functions.

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to report visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of browser they are using, how long they spend on the site, and what pages they look at. This information does not contain any personal or sensitive information and is used solely for the purpose of making sure our website works properly.

Cookies used by this can be identified as:

  • __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz : Google Analytics
    We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website. Google Analytics stores IP address anonymously on its servers in the US, and neither we or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information. These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

Turning Cookies Off

If you do not wish to allow cookies to be saved on to your device you can disable them by adjusting the settings in your web browser. In addition to what is specified in this document, the User can manage preferences for Cookies directly from within their own browser and prevent – for example – third parties from installing Cookies. Through browser preferences, it is also possible to delete Cookies installed in the past, including the Cookies that may have saved the initial consent for the installation of Cookies by this website. Users can, for example, find information about how to manage Cookies in the most commonly used browsers at the following addresses:

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Please do bear in mind, however, that this will affect the functionality of the websites you visit.


Cookie Consent

As explained in our privacy policy, we ask for your consent to use optional cookies. You may withdraw your consent for these to be used at any time.

You have NOT chosen to allow optional cookies to be used. Please click here to allow cookies.


Please note that withdrawing consent may affect your browsing experience and may result in the website asking for your consent again.