Website Privacy Statement & Cookies
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:
Please see our Student Privacy Notice to see how personal information you provide when applying is dealt with.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
If you have any concerns about your privacy, please contact us.