Privacy Statement: How We Use Cookies

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites.

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information you’ve provided to them or they've collected from your use of their services. We use cookies to help identify your computer so we can tailor your user experience, and remember who you are if you "log in" to the service.

You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may stop our website from functioning properly.

Essential Cookies

The following cookies are strictly necessary for the operation of our website.

Cookie Name Set By Description
ASP.NET_SessionId Used to allow the website to remember users between page visits, for example to show status messages where a process spans multiple pages.
.ASPXAUTH Used to determine if a user is authenticated.
__RequestVerificationToken Used to ensure that the user posting data to our service is using our web forms. It is an anti-forgery token (CSRF attack prevention).
cookiesuppress_statistics Allows us to record that you do not want to receive cookies that track website performance (see below section on Performance Statistics Cookies).
cookieconsent_dismissed Allows us to record that you do not wish to be shown the cookie consent message on each page view.
qos_token Used by our mapping provider (OpenStreetMap) to ensure that it does not receive too many requests during a given time period.

The data in these cookies is encoded, and your email address and password are never exposed and are not contained in them.

Performance Statistics Cookies

The following are not Strictly Necessary, but help to provide you with the best user experience by allowing us to analyse user behaviour and also to tell us which pages you find most interesting (anonymously).

Cookie Name Set By Description
_ga Used by Google Analytics as a unique ID that allows tracking of user movements across pages on this website over multiple sessions.
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle requests in the statistics it gathers.
_gid Used by Google Analytics as a unique ID that allows tracking of user movements across pages on this website within a single session.
ACOOKIE Used by NHS Choices to gather anonymous statistics on usage of their data on our website.

If you would prefer not to receive statistics cookies you may disable them using the button below. In doing so you agree to placing a cookie on your system to remember this setting.

Disable Statistics Cookies

Third Party Advertising Cookies

We use advertisements to support the site financially, so that we can continue to deliver this website to you free of charge. The advertisements you see on this website are provided through Google AdSense and in turn by other organisations that use the AdSense platform. Some of these organisations use their own anonymous 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 these cookies. These organizations may use their cookies to anonymously target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to StreetCheck.

Cookie Name Set By Description
_gac Used to measure interaction with ads served through AdSense, and to prevent the same adverts being shown too many times.
test_cookie Used by DoubleClick to check if the user's browser supports cookies.
IDE Used by Google DoubleClick to analyse user actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads. This helps them measure the conversion statistics of ads and to present targeted ads to the user.
1P_JAR,, and Google's regional websites e.g. Allows Google to remember searches, interactions ads or search results, and clicks to ad websites. Also used by Google to track you across devices using your Google account - see Google's Cookie Documentation.
Conversion,, and Google's regional websites e.g. Used to determine how many times a user has clicked on an ad, and if it led them to purchase a product

Google's advertising policy can be found by clicking here and Google's cookie policy can be found here.

Futher Information

If you wish to find out more about what cookies are and what they can be used for, please read this Microsoft guide.

For details on the privacy issues of internet advertising, please visit

For further legal information about privacy issues in the UK, please refer to The Information Commissioner's Office website, and the Data Protection Act 1998.

StreetCheck is a trading name of Wired Software Ltd, which is a data controller registered with the Information Commissioner's Office. For more information on our registration, please see our privacy policy.

If you wish to discuss cookies or privacy issues with us, please use our contact page here.