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List of the main heraldscotland.com, eveningtimes.co.uk, scottishfarmer.co.uk and scottishhorse.co.uk cookies.
This is a list of the main cookies set by heraldscotland.com, eveningtimes.co.uk, scottishfarmer.co.uk and scottishhorse.co.uk and what each is used for.
|hhst||Content control i.e. user interaction with the paywall/registration wall on heraldscotland.com only|
|hhsn||Content control i.e. user interaction with the paywall/registration wall on heraldscotland.com only|
|herald-weather-location||Remembers the current location setting for the weather widget & the weather page on heraldscotland.com, eveningtimes.co.uk and scottishfarmer.co.uk|
|sueid||Provides personalised services such as the ‘Hello’ message, the subscription services, email alerts, send to a friend and commenting.|
|s1ses||Provides personalised services such as the ‘Hello’ message, the subscription services, email alerts, send to a friend and commenting.|
|mys1_eid||Provides personalised services such as the ‘Hello’ message, the subscription services, email alerts, send to a friend and commenting.|
Third Party Cookies
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