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Accessibility

Shrewsbury Colleges Group aims to ensure that this website gives all visitors equal access. If you feel that the content on the site could be presented in a more accessible way, please contact us with your suggestions.

Changing Text Size

If you find the site too small for comfortable reading, you can use your browser's built in zoom functionality to make things easier. You can do this on any website, not just this one. In all modern browsers this zooms the entire page for a closer view:

In Firefox, Opera, Safari, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, press Ctrl and the + key at the same time to zoom in. Pressing Ctrl and the – key will zoom back out.

Website Privacy Statement & Cookies

Privacy information

This page tells you how Shrewsbury Colleges Group collects personal information from visitors to our website, why we collect personal information and how we use it and how we keep it secure.

We are committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors to our website and do not disclose personal data of our users to third-parties.

The full policy can be found here.

How we collect information from you via the website:

Course applications

Please see our Student Privacy Notice to see how personal information you provide when applying is dealt with.

Event registrations

When you register for one of our events online we will ask you to complete some basic information including your name, contact details, subjects you and the level are interested in studying at and school/college currently attending. Some of our events may be booked through the third party websites who have their own privacy policies, such as Eventbrite (see policy) and Survey Monkey (see policy).

This data is collected to ensure we can provide you with an effective event with relevant advice and information that you may need to study with us. This data will be held for a maximum of three years. In the case of Eventbrite, we will be able to access the details you provided via the Eventbrite website, although we will not email you about future events unless you have given us permission to do so. (You can also delete your details via your Eventbrite account.)

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a third party service, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. Google Analytics also collects search terms used on our website and processes them anonymously to help improve our website and search functionality.

Cookies

In order to have gotten to this page you will have seen the cookie acceptance popup.

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

Like many websites, we also obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses scg.ac.uk or advertisements and other content served by or on behalf of Shrewsbury Colleges Group on other websites. This information is used to provide measurement services and target advertisements.

You can always check to see any cookies left on your PC via the settings in your web browser and most browsers have options that let you control how cookies are stored or delete them. Information on setting your browser not to accept cookies and removing cookies from your browser can be found at www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

However in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result. More information about the cookies we use on our website is available below.

Necessary Cookies

Cookie Name

Description

Expires

4f510d1105096793a4c9509122391157

Randomly generated string used for Joomla sessions. This is used for user authentication on the website.

When browser closes

                                                                                                               

Targeting Cookies for SharpSpring marketing automation software

Cookie Name

Description

Expires

__ss

Tracking Cookie and Session Identifier Tokens. These cookies are used to track visitors and form submissions.

1 day

__ss_tk

Tracking Cookie and Session Identifier Tokens. These cookies are used to track visitors and form submissions.

25 years

__ss_referrer

Tracking Cookie and Session Identifier Tokens. These cookies are used to track visitors and form submissions.

1 hour

                                                                               

Functionality Cookies for Live Chat facility

Cookie Name

Description

Expires

_lc.visitor_id.nnnnnnn

The cookie name is followed by a unique seven digit number which is a visitor identifier. The cookie will allow the application to recognise a returning visitor to the website.

3 years

lc_window_state

This cookie checks stores the open/closed state of the Live Chat window.

When browser closes

lc_ssonnnnnnn

This is used for functionality of the Live Chat Widget.

3 years

Performance Cookies for Google Analytics                        

Cookie Name

Description

Expires

_ga

Used to distinguish users.

2 years

_gid

Used to distinguish users.

24 hours

_gat

Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.

1 minute

_gac_<property-id>

Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.

90 days

 

Online behavioural advertising

Occasionally we use webpages that contain third party cookies, web beacons and similar technologies to receive information from your interactions with our website and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads on social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook.

You can opt-out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting via your browser:

This website allows you to choose which companies you wish to accept online behavioural advertising from.

 

Third party website widgets

To make our website more interesting to you we embed some page elements from trusted third parties, including Google Maps, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Most of these elements come with their own cookies that we cannot control.

 

Other websites

This website may contain links to third-party websites and partner sites. We do not control, and are not responsible for, the collation of any personal information by third parties whose privacy policy is different to ours. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

If you have any concerns about your privacy, please contact us.

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