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Privacy & Cookie Policy

Privacy & Cookie Policy

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Privacy & Cookie Policy
This website, and associated apps is owned and operated by Packed House Ltd.
In this Privacy Policy, when we refer to “”, we mean the digital network operated by Family Friendly HQ, or its parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates.
Family Friendly HQ is fully compliant with The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679, which is in effect from May 25th 2018.
Right to Privacy
Family Friendly HQ respects your right to privacy. Any information we collect, be it non-personalised or personalised, will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with The General Data Protection Regulation. Family Friendly HQ strictly only works with fully data compliant partners.
Collection and use of personal information
Family Friendly HQ collects non-personalised and personalised data in three main ways: 
Information that you actively volunteer, such as email newsletter registration and similar.
Analytics: This allows Family Friendly HQ to measure the number of visits to the website and helps inform us as to how to improve the website for visitors.
Advertising: Advertisers on Family Friendly HQ use cookies to inform, optimise and serve ads based on your browsing activities and interests. 
We never share this information with any third parties without your explicit consent.
For more information on how to manage your cookies please see our Cookie Policy below.
The information we collect
Advertisements on Family Friendly HQ can be of a non-personalised or personalised nature. The information collected by advertisers helps them to gauge the effectiveness of their campaigns and may limit the number of times you see an advertisement. For more information and details of how to manage how advertising works on Family Friendly HQ, read our Cookies Policy.
Email Newsletters
You may register for informational email newsletters via our website. This requires your name and email address, and optionally your county and areas of interest, to be submitted to our email newsletter software (Mailchimp), which is fully compliant with The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Read Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy.
You may choose to opt out of email newsletters or update your preferences at any time via the unsubscribe link in the foot of any of our email newsletters or from the signup form on our website . You may also choose to opt out by contacting at any time.
Email Contact by You
If you email Family Friendly HQ with feedback or questions, we will respond to you as quickly as possible. Any details you send to us, including email and name, are stored for as long as is necessary to deal with your query. All contacts are deleted once we have satisfactorily answered your question or comment.
Viewers can enter competitions on FamilyFriendlyHQ. When you enter we ask entrants to supply their name and email so we can contact winning entrants.
We like to provide all readers with the names of winners of competitions. We will always request permission from the winner to display their name on the list and only display this for 3 months. Any winner has the right not to have their name published. There may be some instances of us not being able to display full names on our winners list for security or operational reasons.
Services We Use
We use some third party services on our website. We only use GDPR compliant services and partners.
Analytics Services help us build a better website experience. We use Google Analytics, Hotjar, and for this purpose. All of these services anonymise your IP and do not contain any personally identifiable information. Read their Privacy Policies by clicking on the links above. These companies do not share your data with any other companies.
This information will never be disclosed to a third party, unless obliged to do so by a rule of law.
We schedule our advertising on site and in app with Google’s DoubleClick for Publishers. Any information collected and stored is non-personalised.  Some cookies are used for non personalised ads. Read our Cookies Policy below.
Competitions & Surveys
Family Friendly HQ occasionally uses Wufoo for competition entry collection. We will clearly inform you when we are using this service. Wufoo is owned and operated by Survey Monkey. Read Wufoo’s Privacy Policy.
Survey Monkey
Family Friendly HQ  occasionally uses Survey Monkey to run reader surveys. We will clearly inform you when we are using this service. Read Survey Monkey’s Privacy Policy. 
Social Media & Website Players
Family Friendly HQ offers readers the opportunity to share and view our content on various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram & Flickr. also uses GDPR compliant third party audio and video players as well as quiz generating tools. These include Youtube, Soundcloud and Playbuzz.
You can read each of their Privacy Policies by visiting:
External Links
Family Friendly HQ does provide links to other websites. Whilst we do check the validity of other websites and never link to any bogus websites, you should always check other website’s own Privacy Policies and Terms of Use.
In this Privacy Policy, when we refer to “”, we mean the digital network operated by Family Friendly HQ, or its parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates.
Family Friendly HQ respects your right to privacy and we are fully compliant with The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679, which is in effect from May 25th 2018.
This website, like many others, uses cookies to help optimise your experience.
What are cookies?
 Cookies are small text files that are sent from a website to your web browser and stored on your computer or device when you visit a website. They allow websites to store things like user preferences and tailor the website to your interests. Cookies are set to expire after a short period of  time and are easily removed from your computer or device.
Types of Cookies:
 A visit to Family Friendly HQ may generate some or all the following cookie types.
Performance cookies
 These are set by the website you are visiting. They can only be read by the website you visit. These cookies can remember user preferences, so you do not need to set any preferences each time you visit.
Anonymous analytics cookies
These types of cookies include, but not limited to, Google Analytics, Hotjar and and are anonymous. This allows Family Friendly HQ to measure the number of visits to the website and view how articles are performing. These cookies also allow to see if you have visited the website before, and whether to generate a new cookie if you are a first-time visitor.
Recommendation cookies
 These cookies allow Family Friendly HQ to measure what type of articles you prefer to view. These are very useful to allow us to better serve you with more precise related articles to read.
Advertising cookies
Some advertisers, including Google, display advertising on our website that use advertising cookies. Some of the ads you may see are targeted based on your interests or other content you have viewed online, ultimately leading to a more relevant advertising experience. 
This type of behavioral advertising is generally targeted towards groups of users with similar interests. 
Such online advertising helps support the free content, products and services we provide to readers.
A lot of the advertisements you see on our site are provided by other organisations. Some of these organisations use their own cookies to track how many people have seen a particular ad, or to track how many people have seen it more than once. The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and we have no access to read or write to these cookies.
Please see our list of verified third party advertisers below, along with a link to each individual privacy and opt out policy.
Session cookies
 These are stored whilst you are browsing Family Friendly HQ. They get deleted from your device when you close your browser.
Other third-party cookies
 These are cookies that are set by another organisation. They are used to assess the performance of their applications or to customise the applications preferences. Family Friendly HQ do not have any access to these cookies and the third parties will have their own Cookie Policy (see our Privacy Policy above  for a list of third party services we use and links to their own policies). Organisations that Family Friendly HQ use that may generate their own cookies include, but are not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube and Soundcloud.
Managing Cookies
Most modern web browsers will allow you to manage how cookies work on your device browser. Disabling all or some cookies however may affect how our website performs for you, for example remembering settings or if you are logged in, and you may have a poorer experience as a result.
You can manage how your browser works with cookies by following these links:
You can also manage how third party cookies work with your web browser generally by visiting:
We update our Privacy & Cookies Policies from time to time as legislation and internal operating procedures change. Please keep an eye on this page for any updates or changes.
Contact our Data Protection Officer at for any further clarifications or personal data requests. Whilst we aim to address any questions or queries as soon as possible, please allow up to 30 working days for a response.
For more information on data protection, please visit &