Updated 18 March 2013
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The table below lists the cookies we use on this website split into 2 categories, Functional and User Experience.
|exp_vo||Stores accessibility preferences, such as text size and dyslexia friendly interface.||1 hour|
|exp_expiration||Determines the length of the session for a logged in user. There are two options for this cookie: if the user has selected remember me then it is set to 1 year, and if not then it's set to the datetime that the user logged in. Used only for logged in members.||1 year|
|exp_sessionid||A uniquely generated ID that helps identify logged in users. Used only for logged in members.||1 hour|
|exp_remember||Determines whether a user’s username is displayed in a list of currently logged in members available to administrators only. Used only for logged in members.||1 year|
|soane_eu_notok||To record if a visitor has arrived at the site but has not yet read the cookie notice.||1 hour|
|soane_eu_ok||Records if a visitor has already seen our cookie notice.||1 year|
|RefererCookie||Used by our online shop to see which page the user came from.||6 months|
|store_language||Not currently in use but set by our online shop to store the user language.||1 year|
|xid_ee88c||Used by our online shop to remember the user's shopping cart contents.||when user closes the browser|
|xcart_scookie||Used by our online shop to set if it should remember a users username.||when user closes the browser|
|ckfinder_auth||Used by our online shop to regulate if a user is allowed to upload images.||when user closes the browser|
|Used by our online shop to allow to restore the user's context (store codes that allow the online shop to know where to redirerect the user after log-in, store some parameters for wishlist and special offers bonuses pages).||1 month|
|__utma||Google Analytics. To record the number of unique visitors to our site. This number is updated each time a page is viewed.||2 years|
|__utmb||Google Analytics. To establish and maintain your user session on our site.||30 minutes|
|__utmc||No longer used by Google Analytics.||when user closes the browser|
|__utmz||Google Analytics. To record your country/locality of origin when you visit our website, whether directly, via a referring link, via a search engine, or via a campaign such as an advert or an email link. We use this cookie to calculate search engine traffic, advert campaigns and page navigation within our site. This cookie is updated each time you visit a new page on our website.||6 months|
|exp_last_activity||Records the time of the last page load. Used in conjunction with the last_visit cookie.||1 year|
|exp_last_visit||Date of the user's last visit. Can be shown as a statistic for members and for site administrators.||1 year|
|exp_tracker||Contains the last 5 pages viewed. Typically used for form or error message returns.||when user closes the browser|