Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They are used by most websites in various ways, including enabling you to login, shop online, and generally personalise your online experience.

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing ('third party cookies').


Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you would expect it to.
  • Remember your settings during and between visits.
  • Improve the speed and security of the site.
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook.
  • Continuously improve our website.

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission).
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission).
  • Pass data to advertising networks.
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties.

The following sections list which cookies uses and when they expire.

Sadler's Wells' cookies

We use cookies to help make our website work in the best possible way. Theses cookies allow us to:

  • Make our shopping basket and checkout work.
  • Determine if you are logged in or not.
  • Help you navigate the site when using the 'back' button.

If you choose not to receive these cookies the website may not function properly.

Cookie name Expires
PHPSESSID At end of session
vary At end of session
BOSESSID At end of session
_mm_channel At end of session

Analytics cookies

We use services supplied by Google to compile anonymous visitor statistics on page visits and traffic sources. This helps us to continuously improve our website. Crazy Egg is also used on some pages to help improve the design of the site.

Set by Google

Cookie name Expires
__utma 2 years
__utmb At end of session
__utmc 30 mins after end of session
__utmz 6 months

Third party cookies

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties such as Brightcove, YouTube and AddThis.

Disabling these cookies will probably break the functionality offered by these third parties.

Set by Brightcove

Cookie name Expires
BC_BANDWIDTH At end of session
AkamaiAnalytics_BrowserSessionId At end of session
AkamaiAnalyticsDO_visitStartTime At end of session
AkamaiAnalytics_VisitCookie At end of session
AkamaiAnalytics_VisitIsPlaying At end of session
AkamaiAnalyticsDO_bitRateBucketsCsv At end of session
AkamaiAnalyticsDO_visitMetricsCsv At end of session
AkamaiAnalytics_VisitLastCloseTime At end of session
clientLastHTimes At end of session
clientLastPTimes At end of session

Set by YouTube

Cookie name Expires
_tmid 10 years

Set by AddThis

Cookie name Expires
_atuvc 2 years
_atxtc 2 years
_atuid 2 years
_atuvc 2 years
_atuit 2 years
_atpsc 2 years

Marketing and Advertising Cookies

We use Google's Doubleclick cookie, which is placed on our site with our permission. This collects anonymized age, gender, and interests data which is used on sites that are part of Google's AdSense Network. 

You can find more information on Google's Privacy policy and the information they collect here. If you want to prevent your data being used by Google Analytics you can install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

How can I turn off cookies?

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website, but you need to be aware that you might lose some of the functionality of that website.

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser.


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