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Privacy policy

This section explains how the Institute for Effective Education will handle information we learn about you from your visit to the Best Evidence Encyclopaedia (BEE) website. The information we receive depends upon what you do when you visit the website.

  • If you visit the BEE website to read or download information:

We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you accessed the internet (for example, aol.com); the date and time you accessed our site, the internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site, if any; and which pages you viewed when you visited the website.

We use the information we collect to count the number of visitors to the different sections of the BEE website, find out what information is the most viewed, and therefore help us make the site more useful to visitors.

  • If you identify yourself by sending us an email message:

If you decide to send us personally identifying information, we will use this information to respond to your comment or suggestion, and to count the number of people sending us comments.

We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us.

Cookies and other information stored on your computer

The majority of this site does use "cookies" to gather and store information about your visit.

Cookies are essentially tokens of information, such as preferences and passwords, which some web servers collect from you when you access them. This data is stored on your hard drive and not on the website's server. Whenever you visit a "cookie" site again, the server looks for its cookie on your hard drive and, if found, reads the information it stored there. Cookies are generally stored in your browser's directory or folder in a file named cookie.txt (MagicCookie on a Macintosh).

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at:

The Best Evidence Encyclopaedia UK
Institute for Effective Education
Berrick Saul Building
University of York
YO10 5DD

Email: iee@york.ac.uk