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Cookies are used by web developers to help users navigate their websites efficiently and perform certain functions. Cookies are often perceived as ‘bad‘ due to their excessive use by the internet giants (you know who they are) using them to further their own sales & marketing opportunities. Rest assured that we have no interest in identifying visitors to the site or bothering visitors with unsolicited emails.

If you subscribe to the site then we will send occasional emails to advise on new posts and site news. In the first year of operation we have sent just 4 emails and would see a maximum of 1 email a month as a goal – to advise of new posts added that month.

Due to the core role of cookies in enhancing/enabling site usability, disabling cookies may prevent some aspects of the website from working properly but feel free to try it though if cookies are a concern.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage them, visit  www.allaboutcookies.org

How does this website use cookies?

Belfast Entries does not sell goods or services

We have nothing to sell on this site and have no interest in identifying you.  

We do use Google ads on the site to generate some income to cover the website costs but this does not come close to matching the time & effort involved in researching and preparing the posts. Google ads can, of course, be avoided using a variety of “ad blocking” software.

We may add ‘classified adverts’ to the website at some stage but will not attempt to identify website visitors reading those ads.

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We do not set cookies to identify you. Like many websites we use ‘website analytics‘ software to count the number of website visitors, generic locations (eg Belfast, London) and posts read. We do not see names or addresses etc.

We do not know who you are as this is irrelevant to us. Analytics allow us to see how many readers we have and the most popular website articles so that we can improve our content and produce more popular posts.

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Like many websites, we use 3rd party utilities to make the website easy to use – eg pre-built themes to manage the website appearance & menus etc and search utilities to help you find content. Some of these utility suppliers will set their own cookies to make their software work. We cannot see or update their cookies.

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Note: There are also a new breed of ‘private’ browsers such as Brave, Duck Duck Go and Firefox that place much greater emphasis on your privacy. We welcome their use while visiting us as we want to encourage readership not collect information.


Belfast Entries is a husband & wife hobby website featuring articles on our shared history and entertaining stories of our past. We hope you enjoy visiting the website and would particularly like to thank those who have made a donation through the “Buy Us A Coffee” facility.

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