This Cookies Policy was last updated on December 31, 2020.


The Services are operated by IMAX Corporation (“IMAX”) with headquarters at 2525 Speakman Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, L5K 1B1.  You can contact us for questions related to this policy at  For general inquiries about IMAX, please contact us at

At IMAX, we want to ensure that your visit to our website, including our website and mobile application (the "Services") is smooth, reliable and as useful to you as possible. Subject to your consent where required by applicable law, we use cookies and similar technologies (“cookies”) to help us improve the use and functionality of the Services and to better understand how visitors use and interact with the Services and the tools offered on it. 

Please also see our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use for further details about the ways in which we collect and use your personal data.

What are cookies?

The Services use "cookies." A cookie is a small file of unique letters and numbers that we store on the browser on your computer, tablet or smartphone (each a "Device") when you visit our Services. Among other things, they allow our Services to "remember" your activities on our Services and the number of times you have visited. We can use the information stored by cookies to help us to provide you with a better on-line experience.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you do not want to allow cookies or only allow the use of certain types of cookies, please refer to your browser settings which should allow you to accept or deny cookies (please read the section “Managing and Disabling Cookies” below for more details about how to do this). You can also use the browser settings to withdraw your consent to the use of cookies at any time or delete cookies that have already been set on your Device. Keep in mind that by disabling certain categories of cookies, you may be prevented from accessing some features of our Services, such as registration. You should be able to find more in-depth information about opting out of cookies on your browser settings menu.

How do we use Cookies?

We use cookies to enhance the visitor experience on our Services. The information is used to customize your visit by storing your search details to the browser and for interacting with social media platforms from within our Services.

Some cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to our Services. These cookies are known as "session cookies". Others, known as "persistent cookies," may remain stored on your computer after your visit and may be accessed by our Services every time you re-visit.

Some cookies may be stored and accessed by other companies. For example, where a social network's 'like' or similar button is displayed on our Services, that social network may store and access its own cookies to provide the button's functionality and for other purposes. You should see the privacy/cookie policy of the particular social network for more information.

Please see our section on third-party cookies below.

Why do we use Cookies?

Cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our Services. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Services and also allows us to improve our Services.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

·       To customize your visit.
·       To improve our Services.
·       To save a visitor's recent searches to save them time when revisiting our Services
·       To analyze and compile collected data to build a profile about visitors.


What are the different types of cookies we use?

General Information

Source (Where cookies come from)

First Party Cookies

These cookies are provided by us and used by various features on our Services. Examples may include customizing a visitor's visit, providing statistical information, and verifying a visitor's identity for security purposes.

Third Party Cookies

These cookies are provided by “Third Party” vendors who provide products and features we have integrated into our Services.  Examples include social media sites, ad networks, and security systems.

Type (What application uses the cookie)

Essential cookies

We may use essential cookies in order to enable you to receive the services that you request via our Services. Without these cookies, services that you have asked for cannot be provided. For example, these cookies may be used on our Services to:

·       allow you to access secure areas of our Services without having to continually log in to the service; and 
·       remember previous actions you have taken (such as completing an online form) when navigating back to a page in the same browser session.

Performance cookies

We may use performance cookies that collect information about how our Services are used and to flag to us if an error occurs. These cookies may be used to collect detailed technical information such as the last visited Services, the number of pages visited, which parts of our Services are clicked on and the length of time between clicks. This information may be associated with details such as your IP address, domain or browser information. However, it is analyzed only in aggregate with information from other users and not in a way that would directly identify you. For example, these cookies may be used on our Services to:

·    analyze and improve the performance of our Services;
·      manage the performance and design of our Services;
·      measure errors presented on our Services to improve our service and management complaints; and
·      test variations of design to ensure it appears consistently on our Services.

Functional cookies

We may use functional cookies that are not essential but enable various helpful features on our Services. For example, these cookies may be used on our Services to:

·      remember the preferences that you selected on a previous visit to the Services, such as country/language;
·      remember answers to questions our Services have asked you, such as not wishing to take part in a customer satisfaction questionnaire, so that you are not asked again; and
·      provide information to allow an optional service to function such as watching an online video.


Combining the cookie information with other data

When you access the Services, we may also collect information, where available, about your computer for system administration purposes, such as your IP address, operating system and browser type. This information may be combined with the data we collected via the cookies referred to above. This information is statistical data about our users' browsing patterns and generally does not identify our users.

Services Cookies

Here are some examples of the cookies that we use:

Cookie Type



Who Provides the Cookie?

Performance cookies

Screener device

Stores the Device ID assigned to the current device, used for tracking devices and logins

Vision Media Management


Functional cookies

Single sign-on user

Stores whether the client is a single sign-on user or not, if true and single sign on is enabled, the user will be redirected to IMAX login page

Vision Media Management

Functional cookies

Single sign-on redirect to

Stores the URL the user will be redirected to after login

Vision Media Management

Functional cookies

Drupal.visitor.is_mobile - 1/0, mobile screen or not

To track the state of the user browser and whether to use mobile or desktop browser appearance

IMAX Corporation


Functional cookies

SESS {indetifier}, total 36 characters - session cookie

Used for storing language preferences


IMAX Corporation


Functional cookies


Sent by the server to keep the user's browser sessions intact as we load balance and use a clustered array of servers. If a user reloads a page they could be served the content from another server entirely but this cookie tracks the user to the same server.

IMAX Corporation


Functional cookies


Indicates whether javascript is enabled; if javascript is enabled then we provide better user experience, e.g., with additional animations and so on.

IMAX Corporation


Functional cookies

Google Analytics

_ga, _gid

Used to distinguish users


Functional cookies

Youtube ysc

Used to deliver advertisements more relevant to you and your interests. Also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.


Functional cookies

Facebook fr

Facebook uses cookies to show advertisements and make recommendations to Facebook users via businesses and other organizations. The Encrypted Facebook ID and Browser ID helps Facebook identify people who may be interested in the products, services, or causes that these organizations represent.



You can set your internet browser so that it will not accept cookies. If you choose not to accept cookies you will still be able to browse our Services but you will not be able to take advantage of any of the personalized options.

Managing and Disabling Cookies

You can control the cookies placed and retained on your Device. The IMAX Privacy Policy and this Cookies Policy are provided to be transparent about our practices regarding the use of cookies and to allow you the opportunity to make an informed choice.

To the extent required by applicable law, we will obtain your prior informed consent to use cookies and other tracking technologies which store or access information on your Device. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but they can be set up to ask for your prior consent before an individual cookie is set on your Device.  This will give you control over your cookies. However, it may interfere with your browsing experience as some pages may not function properly and you may not be able to take advantage of all the features offered by our Services. 

For instructions on blocking and deleting cookies, see the privacy and help documentation of your specific browser’s website. If you use more than one Device and/or browser you will need to disable cookies on each Device and on each browser separately. Here are the locations of the cookie settings for major web browsers:

Microsoft Edge – “More actions” > Settings > Advanced Settings.

Internet Explorer – Tools > Internet Options > Privacy tab.

Mozilla Firefox – Tools > Options > Privacy menu.

Safari – Edit > Preferences > Privacy menu.

Chrome – Settings > Content Settings > Privacy > Cookies.

If you limit the ability of our Services to set cookies, this may prevent you from using certain features of our Services properly, and your user experience – which will no longer be personalised for you – may deteriorate. You may also be able to opt-out from certain cookies through third-party cookie management sites. Disabling cookies may prevent you from using certain parts of our Services. If you delete your cookies from the browser, you may need to remember to re-install opt-out cookies.

Changes to this Policy

From time to time we may make changes to our Cookies Policy. When we change the policy in a material way, we will update the Cookies Policy on our Services.