About Cookies


Please read this Cookie Policy carefully so that you know how we use cookies, and what we do with your information. 

This Cookie Policy applies in relation to our web site and our mobile site (collectively, “web site”). By using our web site, you are agreeing to the terms of this Cookie Policy.

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time, so we recommend that you re-visit it occasionally to read through it again.


The Cineworld web site’s cookie settings are programmed to allow all cookies. This helps us to provide you with the best experience and also allows us to improve the functionality of our site.

If you continue to browse the web site without adjusting these settings, you are consenting to allow all cookies to be issued to you.

However, you can change your cookies settings at any time by clicking the link “cookie settings” at the footer of each page of the web site. Please note that if you refuse cookies, some of the functionality of our web site will be lost and we cannot guarantee how our website will perform for you.

1.    What are Cookies and how do we use them?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

Our web site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our web site.This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our web site and also allows us to improve the functionality of our site. We also use cookies to make the content of our web site more relevant and helpful to you during subsequent visits, for example, by remembering which cinema you last visited.

You can adjust your browser settings on your computer to always refuse cookies. If you have not done this, our web site will issue cookies as soon as you visit us.

Users should note that, if you refuse cookies, some of the functionality of our web site will be lost and we cannot guarantee how our web site will perform for you.

You can find more general information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org

2.    Adjusting your settings using the Cineworld tool

We have made some changes to our web site so it's easier for you to manage the cookies we use.  Simply click here to access the page to indicate which types of cookies you are happy for us to use when you visit our web site.  We set out below a description of the different categories of cookies used by us, so that you can make an informed decision about your settings.  You can adjust your cookie settings at any point by clicking on the link that appears at the foot of each page of the web site. 

3.    Different types of cookies

The cookies used on Cineworld.com fall into four categories. The categories are: strictly necessary, performance, functionality, and targeting.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies and they are also listed below.

4.    Strictly Necessary Cookies

Strictly Necessary cookies let you move around the web site and use essential features like our online ticket booking service. Without these cookies, services that you have asked for, like booking tickets, cannot be provided.  These cookies do not gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.

We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to:

  • Remember things like information you've entered on our booking page when you navigate to different pages in a single web browser session
  • Remember the tickets you ordered when you get to the payment page
  • Identify you as being logged in to mycineworld (if applicable)

Strictly Necessary cookies are necessary for the performance of the web site and cannot be switched off using the tool on our web site.  However, if you prevent these cookies (or some of them) by adjusting your browser settings, we cannot guarantee your security or predict how our website will perform during your visit. 

Here is a list of the cookies we have defined as strictly necessary cookies:

cwsuid_mycw www.cineworld.co.uk
cwnsuid_mycw www.cineworld.co.uk
cookieLevel www.cineworld.co.uk
JSESSIONID www.cineworld.co.uk


5.    Performance Cookies

We collect information about how you use our web site using performance cookies. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our web site works and to understand what interests our users. These cookies do not gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or targeting adverts to you on any other website.

We use performance cookies to:

  • Collect information regarding how our web site is used
  • Measure the effectiveness of our adverts  
  • Monitor errors that you experience during your visit and improve our web site as a result

Some performance cookies are managed for us by third parties, but we do not allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed. You can control whether these performance cookies are used by clicking here.

Here is a list of the cookies we have defined as performance cookies: 

WT_FPC www.cineworld.co.uk
__utma .cineworld.co.uk
__utmb .cineworld.co.uk
__utmc .cineworld.co.uk
__utmz .cineworld.co.uk
__utmv .cineworld.co.uk
experimentVersion .cineworld.co.uk
_vis_opt_test_cookie .cineworld.co.uk
_vis_opt_s .cineworld.co.uk
_vis_optexp_?_split .cineworld.co.uk
_vis_optexp_?_combi .cineworld.co.uk
cw-first-visit .cineworld.co.uk

Performance cookies that are hosted by third parties:

ACOOKIE statse.webtrendslive.com


6.    Functionality Cookies

Functionality cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit. They help up provide enhanced, more personal features. For example, we use a functionality cookie to remember which cinema you last visited.

We also use functionality cookies to allow you to use social plug-ins on our web site (for example, Facebook and Twitter).

Cookies defined as functionality cookies will not be used to target you with adverts on other websites.

You can control whether or not these functionality cookies are used by clicking here. However, if you choose to prevent these cookies, we cannot guarantee or predict how our website will perform during your visit.

Here is a list of the cookies we have defined as functionality cookies:

cinema www.cineworld.co.uk
SID www.google.com
SAPISID www.google.com
APISID www.google.com
SSID www.google.com
HSID www.google.com
NID www.google.com
fr www.facebook.com
x-src www.facebook.com
lu www.facebook.com
ref_fb_gate www.facebook.com
locale www.facebook.com
datr www.facebook.com
reg_ext_ref www.facebook.com
reg_fb_ref www.facebook.com
wd www.facebook.com
k www.twitter.com
guest_id www.twitter.com
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original_referer www.twitter.com

7.    Targeting Cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They collect information about your browsing habits. Targeting cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as 'like' and 'share' buttons and advertisements. We use targeting cookies to send third parties information on your visit so that they can make their advertising more relevant to you when you visit their websites.

You can control whether or not these targeting cookies are used by clicking here. All of these cookies are managed by third parties, and you may alternatively use the third parties' own tools to prevent these cookies.

Here is a list of the cookies we have defined as targeting cookies, all of which are third party cookies:

__gads www.cineworld.co.uk
test_cookie doubleclick.net
id doubleclick.net
partnerUID invitemedia.com
segments_p1 invitemedia.com
exchange_uid invitemedia.com
uid invitemedia.com
vdnaWidgetMC visualdna.com
vdnaSessionId visualdna.com
uid ad.yieldmanager.com

Some additional campaign-specific cookies may also be used from time to time.

8. Cookies Used on the Mobile Site

Cookies that are used on Cineworld’s mobile site are listed below.  They are a mixture of performance, strictly necessary and functionality cookies:



















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