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We use cookies to store information about how you use the website, such as the pages you visit, to help us improve the functionality of the website.

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Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. These cookies can be switched off using the consent optiobs below.

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We have not enabled Google Analytics Advertising Features. Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data.


This website uses the Monsido app to report on UX across Web Accessibility, Content Quality Assurance, Data Privacy and Performance. You can read about the cookies Monsido uses here.

Embedded Content

Our site has a number of pages with embedded videos that utilise cookies from a third party to enable this. YouTube privacy policy.

Social Media

Links are included on our pages to allow them to be shared via social media (Twitter and Facebook). Glasgow City Council does not control the cookies on these websites.  You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

How to Switch Off Cookies using your browser

Cookies can be deleted from your device and changing cookie settings in your browser can be done by following instructions at the relevant link below:

Google Chrome

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Internet Explorer

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Microsoft Edge

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