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Privacy and cookie notice

Our college may need to handle personal information so that we can provide you the correct service. Our website does not capture or store your personal information except where you voluntarily choose to provide it, for example on a form or to request a prospectus.
When we ask you for personal information we will keep to the law, including the Data Protection Act 1998 and we promise to:

  • Make sure you know why we need it
  • Only ask for what we need, and not to collect too much or irrelevant information
  • Protect it and make sure nobody has access to it who shouldn't
  • Let you know if we share it with other organisations to give you better services - and if you can say no
  • Make sure we don't keep it longer than necessary
  • not to make your personal information available for commercial use without your permission.

In return, we ask you to:

  • Give us accurate and up to date information
  • Tell us as soon as possible if there are any changes, such as a new address.

This helps us to keep your information reliable and up to date.
If you are not satisfied
If you feel that we have not kept our promises to you about the way we handle your personal information, we ask that you write to the following address. We will investigate your concerns and report back to you:
Miriam O'Leary
Director of Marketing and Customer Experience
Reading College
Kings Road, Reading RG1 4HJ

Cookies Policy
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device. They are mainly used to make websites work more efficiently alongside providing information to the website owners.

We want to provide a service to you that is reliable and easy to use. To do this we use cookies to gather anonymous website analytics to find out how different sections of the website are being viewed and used.

We use the following cookies:
First party cookies
First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and can only be read by that site.
We use:

Google Analytics – this helps analyse how visitors use our website. The cookies collect information on an anonymous basis which includes the number of visits to the site, what pages are viewed and how visitors come to our website. We also have Google Analytics demographics and interests reports enabled, which give us a better idea of what sort of people are using our site - none of this information is personally identifiable.
If you want to stop these cookies launching altogether and out opt-out of being tracked by it across all websites please use the Google Analytics opt-out tool. More information can be found on Google’s Privacy Policy.
Third party cookies
Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. 

We use:

YouTube – we embed YouTube videos on various pages of our website. YouTube’s Privacy Policy is available online.

Twitter – we use a widget on our homepage to display the latest tweets from the official Twitter account. Twitter Privacy Policy is available to read online.

Issuu – our online prospectuses are available to read and download through Issuu. More information on their Privacy Policy can be read online.

Add This – we use a widget on the footer of the website from Add This to make it easier for user to share content. Add This’ Privacy Policy can be viewed on their website.
Google Adwords We use Google Adwords to match our digital marketing content with the correct audience groups, to ensure the ads you see from us are relevant. The Adwords cookie may be used to track our return on ad spend, to serve you relevant ads in the future, or to find audiences similar to those that use our site. This cooke does not in any way personally identify you. You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page.
Opting Out of Cookies
If you want to opt out of using cookies, instructions for some popular browsers are linked below.

Instructions on how to delete and refuse cookies for other web browsers are available at:
Please note: some links on this webpage take you to external websites of which we are not responsible for their content.