Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy


This website, entertainment.ie and associated apps is owned and operated by Packed House Ltd.

In this Cookie Policy, when we refer to "entertainment.ie", we mean the digital network operated by entertainment.ie, or its parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates.

entertainment.ie 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 entertainment.ie 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 would include to check if you are logged into an entertainment.ie readers account or to set your default county in cinema & event listings.

Anonymous analytics cookies

These types of cookies include, but not limited to, Google Analytics, Hotjar and Parse.ly and are anonymous. This allows entertainment.ie to measure the number of visits to the website and view how articles are performing. These cookies also allow entertainment.ie 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 entertainment.ie 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.

Change of Advertisement Consent

entertainment.ie 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.

Session cookies

These are stored whilst you are browsing entertainment.ie. 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. entertainment.ie 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 entertainment.ie 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:

Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari Web Safari for iOS

You can also manage how third party cookies work with your web browser generally by visiting:

youronlinechoices.com NetworkAdvertising.org Optout.aboutads.info

We update our Cookies Policy 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.