The Ray Howard Library is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. Our policies conform to the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association, which provides this summation of the library community's commitment to privacy: "We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted." Your rights to privacy and what you have checked out with your library card are protected.
Ray W. Howard Library at Shoreline Community College collects information through Google Analytics, which may include personal data, from your browser when you use the library website. We use a variety of methods, such as cookies and pixel tags to collect this information, which may include your (i) IP-address; (ii) unique cookie identifier, cookie information and information on whether your device has software to access certain features; (iii) unique device identifier and device type; (iv) domain, browser type and language, (v) operating system and system settings; (vi) country and time zone; (vii) information about your interaction with our website such as click behavior and indicated preferences; and (viii) access times and referring URLs.
Cookies are small text files that are stored on browsers or devices by websites, apps, online media, and in your account. Cookies and similar technologies are used for purposes such as:
You can disable cookies in your browser. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. You can also choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. If you turn cookies off, you may not be able to use aspects of the library website. For a comprehensive and up-to-date summary of every third-party accessing your web browser through Ray W. Howard Library at Shoreline Community College Sites we recommend installing a web browser plugin built for this purpose.