Last updated 15/01/2019

Thank you for visiting Hutchesons’ Grammar School website.

We hope that you enjoy using our site.  We’ve prepared this Cookie Policy to help you better understand and to feel more confident about how we use cookies on our site located at:  We have tried to keep this document as short as we legally can.  However, the full text wording is important and legally binding.
Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding cookies and how we use them when you visit our site.
For convenience, we have divided our website data protection policies into two separate pages:
1. Our Website Privacy Policy
You can find our website privacy policy here which explains generally how we collect, use, store and protect your personal information, when you visit our website.
2. Our Website Cookie Policy
This policy explains more about how we may collect personal information about you via cookies (it also explains what cookies are).
In addition, you may wish to read our full Privacy Notice here.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at or, if you prefer to call (0141 433 4452) or write to us at Hutchesons’ Educational Trust, 21 Beaton Road, Glasgow, G41 4NW.


We are Hutchesons’ Educational Trust (HET) and we operate Hutchesons’ Grammar School (HGS).  HET is a charity, registered in Scotland with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).  Our charity registration number is SC002922 and our registered office is at 21 Beaton Road, Glasgow, G41 4NW.  HET is the data controller and this privacy notice covers the activities of both HET and HGS.
But for the purposes of this Cookie Policy, it’s just easier if we refer to ourselves as “we”.


We use various technologies on our site to collect information that helps us improve your online experience.  We refer to these technologies which include cookies, collectively as “cookies”.  This Cookie Policy explains the different types of cookies used on our site and how you can control them.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your device.  Cookies are widely used throughout the Internet in order to make sites or other online services work or to be better or more efficient.  They can do this because sites and other online services can read and write to the cookies stored on your device, enabling them to recognise you and remember important information that will make your use of them more convenient, for example, by remembering your preferences, username, or showing you pages that you seemed to have a particular interest in.
If you consent to us storing cookies on your computer or other electronic device, then you agree that we can store and access cookies as described in this policy.


When you visit our site you should see a Cookie Notice pop-up at the bottom of your screen directing you to this Privacy Policy which includes our policy on the usage of cookies. By selecting the “Accept & Close” button that appears in the pop-up you are demonstrating to us that you are freely giving us informed and specific consent for us to collect and process your personal information both submitted via forms and stored in Cookies for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy and you are accepting and consenting to the practices described.
If you do not wish for us to be able to collect and process your personal information by using cookies please select the left aligned button on the Cookie Notice Pop-Up directing you to an external link: http://www. This external source lists detailed instructions as to how to update your cookie settings. The button link provided in the Cookie Notice Pop-Up is intuitive and will link to relevant instructions according to the browser you are accessing our site from.
If you choose not to interact with the prominent Cookie Notice Pop-Up and continue to use our website, we will have no other option but to use cookies to collect and process personal information. Our website does not have the functionality to disable all or specific types of cookies. The only way to disable all or some cookies is to navigate off our website and update your browser settings. If you do not see a pop-up at the bottom of your screen then you may have already accepted our Privacy Policy (and Cookie Policy therein.) Our website uses a cookie to remember past users to the website so not to make users interact with the pop-up each time they visit the website. However, please note that to ensure users are reminded of our use of cookies, we have set a cookie expiration date of three months. The Cookie Notice Pop-Up will therefore display to users every three months should they regularly visit our website. Our Cookie Notice Pop-up is loaded via .php and not javascript therefore it is unlikely that pop-up blockers or similar tools will prevent this policy from being displayed. However, to account for the very small chance that a pop-up blocker could identify and decipher .php code to be a “pop-up” we ask that you ensure that any pop-up blockers are disabled when you use our site. We cannot be held liable to you if you use pop-up blockers or similar tools that prevent us from complying with our obligations under GDPR legislation. We will only hold your personal information as detailed in our Fair Processing Policy. Please see the section below titled “Cookies” for information on the type of data we collect using cookies


Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site and to save and retain certain parameters about you and your usage of our site.  This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our site.
There are three different categories of cookies that we may use on our site:

Essential cookies

These are cookies that are essential for the operation of our site.  They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site or make use of e-billing services.  We also use cookies to prevent fraudulent use of your login credentials.  These cookies are essential for using parts of our site and, therefore, if disabled can severely affect your use of our site.

Analytical/performance cookies

Performance cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it.  This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.  These cookies also allow us to see overall patterns of usage on our site and help us record any difficulties you may have with our site.

Functionality cookies

In some circumstances we may use functionality cookies.  These are used to recognise you when you return to our site or provide enhanced and more personalised features, for example, to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences.
If you would like more information about cookies and how you can manage the settings on your computer, you can visit


You can find more information about the individual cookies we use on our site and the purposes for which we use them in the table below.





This cookie is used to remember a user has accepted cookies being set on their computers for 12 weeks. Once this timeframe has expired, the user will be required to interact/view the Cookie permission pop-up before interacting further. Contact See Saw for further information.


This cookie is used to remember a user has dismissed the school notifications until the browser session ends. Once the browser session has expired, the user will be required to interact/view the alert / notice pop-up before interacting further. Contact See Saw for further information.




Google Analytics (GA). GA cookies are used to collect information on audience behaviours on our website. These cookies are set by   tag.js + analytic.js libraries to distinguish unique users and throttle the request rate

Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites.

This webpage describes how Google Analytics uses different cookies (and cookie libraries) to measure user-interactions on websites.







Google Analytics (GA). First party cookies set by ga.js library. The function of each cookie can be understood by accessing the link in Column C of this table.

Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites.

This webpage describes how Google Analytics uses different cookies (and cookie libraries) to measure user-interactions on websites.


You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.  However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.  You may also delete any cookies stored on your computer at any time.
You can find out more about changing cookie settings on your computer by visiting


Different cookies may be stored for different periods of time.  In many cases these cookies are updated automatically each time you visit our site or may expire and be deleted by your computer automatically.  It is important to understand that when a cookie is placed on your computer it will reside on your hard drive until it expires and is deleted or it may reside on your hard drive until manually delete it – this entirely depends on your individual browser settings and we do not have control over this.
The duration of each cookie that we may place on your computer is shown above.
Please remember that you can delete or change the way in which you store cookies on your computer at any time.


We may need to change this Cookie Policy if it’s necessary for legal reasons or to reflect changes to our services or the purpose for which we use cookies.  In any case, the provisions of this Cookie Policy may be changed without prejudice to your rights.  When we change our Cookie Policy we will make the updated Cookie Policy available on our site and we will also update the “Last Updated” date at the beginning of this policy.
Any changes to our Cookie Policy will come into effect 30 days after we post it on our site.  During that period, you’re welcome to contact us if you have questions about the changes.  If you have an account for our site then we may reset your login and seek new consent if there is a change in the purpose for which we may use cookies.


In addition to our Website Cookie and Privacy Policies, please check out our main Privacy Notice here , which gives more information about how we protect your privacy.


This Cookie Policy was prepared with brevity and clarity in mind.  It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of how cookies may be used to collect and/or process your personal information.  However, we are happy to provide additional information or explanation needed.
If you have any questions, comments or requests regarding our Cookie Policy then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.  To make things easier for both of us, we would appreciate it if your queries were addressed to:

Privacy and Compliance Officer
Hutchesons’ Educational Trust
21 Beaton Road
G41 4NW

or Telephone
0141 433 4452