In the online catalog, cookies are used to log you in to your library account and to display some personalized information, such as items that you have recently searched for.
Since cookies generally do more good than harm, browsers allow them by default. It is possible, though, to set your browser to disable or reject most cookies. This link gives instructions for how to change this setting in a variety of different browsers: https://www.wikihow.com/Disable-Cookies. Note: While you will still be able to browse our website with cookies disabled, you won't be able to log in to your online library account.
SCPL uses third-party vendors to provide digital collections, streaming media content and more. Some of these vendors may collect and share the information you provide to them in order to use their services. You can choose not to use these third-party vendors.
The types of information that could be collected by the vendors includes:
- When you register for the site, provide feedback and suggestions, request information, or create shared content.
- Internet Address (IP Address), search history, location-based data, and device information.
- Non-personally identifiable information, such as your ad views, analytics, browser information, cookie data, date/time of your request, demographic data, hardware/software type, interaction data, serving domains, page views, and the web page you visited immediately prior to visiting the site.
The Santa Cruz Public Library System assesses each vendor we use for multiple data privacy and protection best practices. Each vendor is required to complete a Vendor Security Assessment Questionnaire, and respond to 78 questions in 7 areas:
- Service Overview
- Data Protection & Access Controls
- Policies & Standards
- Application Security
- Security Measures
- Which Data Are Collected