Hall Royd Junction Box nameboard as preserved at the East Lancashire Raiway, Bury

The site uses a tool called Statcounter that allows me to see how many people have clicked on which pages, and know whether someone who came to the site earlier has popped back for a second look. Statcounter places a cookie into the browser folder on your device. You can empty this folder at any time using 'tools' on your Browser toolbar. We used to use Google Analytics and the Facebook 'Like' plug-in, but both were removed on 30 July 2019.

And remember, each browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc) has its own independent folder, so you need to empty the folders of each browser that you used to access this site. This does NOT tell me who you are, where you live, or what other pages away from this Website you have visited.

Some Internet Service Providers - such as BT Internet - use what they call a 'Dynamic DNS', which means that every time you re-boot your home router and log in afresh, BT allocates you a new IP address, so all that my Internet Service Provider knows - and that I can see - is that you are a customer of British Telecom.

The only time your Web surfing is truly tracked is when you are logged into Google, so if you value your privacy, log out of Google. This is why, as you move about the Web, ads for the last thing you looked at on eBay keep popping up on each new site you subsequently visit.

JK Wallace 30 July 2019