Privacy Policy

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This Web site is operated and controlled on behalf of Glasgow Family Information Service (GFIS) by Glasgow City Council, a local authority incorporated under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 and having its chief office at City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, United Kingdom.

In terms of the Data Protection Act 1998, Glasgow City Council (referred to in this privacy policy as “the Council”, “we” or “us”) is the data controller of personal data (information relating to identifiable living individuals) collected or obtained by or through this Web site.

Any personal data collected through this Web site will be treated as confidential under the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Glasgow City Council is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and as a data controller (notification number Z4871657); the register entry can be inspected at

This Web site is externally hosted by Gateway Shared Services (Gateway) which is a public sector, not for profit consortium of eleven local authorities, hosted by Glasgow City Council.

The information provided on this Web site is believed to be accurate at the time of writing but the Council accepts no liability for the contents and anyone relying on these contents does so at their own risk. Nothing on this Web site is to be construed as binding the Council or constituting an offer on behalf of the Council.

This privacy policy only covers the Glasgow Family Information Service (GFIS) Web site. Links within this site to other Web sites are not covered by this policy and individuals should check the terms of the privacy policy of those other sites for their terms. Glasgow City Council is not responsible for the content of external Web sites.

Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this Web site.

All content of this Web site is copyright © Glasgow City Council 2006.

No part of this Web site may be produced in any form whether electronically or otherwise without the prior written consent of Glasgow City Council, other than temporarily in the course of using this Web site.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is used to analyse the usage of this website. Google Analytics collects statistical information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on your computer. The information generated r is used to create reports about the usage of this website. Google stores this information.

We also make use of Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, part of Google Analytics Advertising Features. This uses Google's 3rd-party audience data (such as age, gender, and interests) with Google Analytics. This is used to provide demographic stats to Education staff.

Cookie Name  Description
civicAllowCookies Cookie Control cookie. This cookie is set in order to remember preferences in regards to cookies.

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, browser and visits to this website.

Google Analytics stores IP addresses anonymously on its servers in the US, and neither Gateway Shared Services (Gateway) or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.

These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session.
These cookies are set only after the user has given consent to us to use cookies.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google


Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

Summary of terms

Used to locate and display Web pages via a software application. The most popular ones are Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator.

Message given to a web browser by a Web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file called cookie.txt. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. A cookie's main objective is to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same site. A site using cookies will usually invite you to provide personal information such as your name, e-mail address and interests.

IP (Internet Protocol)
All networks connected to the internet speak IP, the technical standard which allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood.

IP address
If you are connected to the Internet you have one, for example it may look something like this

Web Server
Delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.

This site uses the following OS & Code-Point Open Data

Contains OS data © Crown copyright [and database right] 2022.
Contains Royal Mail data © Royal Mail copyright and Database right 2022.
Contains National Statistics data © Crown copyright and database right 2022.