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Cookie Policy

This website, Family Friendly HQ, and associated apps is owned and operated by Packed House Ltd.

In this Cookie Policy, when we refer to “Family Friendly HQ”, 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 came into effect on 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.

Your options when visiting this website

Upon visiting this website for the first time, you will receive a notice directing you to our Cookie & Privacy Policies. You may continue to use our website as it is currently presented, choose to adjust your device’s browser cookie settings to not allow cookies, clear your cookies upon leaving the website or leave the website immediately. Information on managing your cookies can be found later in this policy.

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. Examples may include to check if you have registered an account with Family Friendly HQ and if you are still logged in, or preferences with audio or video players.

Anonymous analytics cookies

These types of cookies include, but not limited to, Google Analytics, Hotjar, and Permutive. This allows Family Friendly HQ to measure the number of visits to the website and view how articles are performing. These cookies also allow Family Friendly HQ 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.

Targeting and advertising cookies

These non-personalised and personalised cookies are used to deliver advertising that is more relevant to you. They may limit the number of times you have viewed an advertisement and help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.

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 behavioural 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.

Change of Advertisement Consent

Family Friendly HQ respects your right to choose. Under the GDPR you may change your choice of viewing personalised and non-personalised advertisements. You may do so by changing your consent options.


Facebook both acts as a data controller and a data processor for Family Friendly HQ. We use Facebook Custom Audiences to group users of Family Friendly HQ into interest audiences if they are logged into Facebook and engage either with any of Family Friendly HQ’s Facebook posts, or engage with content on the Family Friendly HQ website, by use of a tracking pixel. We do this to better present audiences with more relevant content, be it editorial or advertising content. Any information collected is either of a non personal nature, or if personalised then the information is anonymised by Facebook, as per their terms of use. You can opt in or out of such functionality when registering an account with Facebook or opt in to any such services Facebook offers. Furthermore, you can view and manage any websites that have access to your information by using the “Off Facebook Activity” tool.

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 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, YouTube and Omnyplayer.

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:

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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 [email protected] 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.

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What is Family Friendly HQ?

Family Friendly HQ is Ireland’s trusted parenting community, dedicated to mums and dads, and families of all shapes and sizes.

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