Use of cookies on the Outer Hebrides Business Directory

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Google have published an">overview of their approach to privacy (link opens in a new window).


This cookie is kept for 1 week, and is used to store application session information. For example it is used to ensure that once you are logged in you stay logged in as you navigate the site. It is also used to store status messages between page reloads. It is essential to the correct function of the site.

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This cookie is set to expire 350 days in the future. It is used to store the language you choose to browse the site in.