Privacy Policy

This page explains the privacy policy for DWP and how we will use and protect any information collected when you use Stat-Xplore.

How Stat-Xplore uses and collects information

Stat-Xplore uses administrative data and management information, collected and held by the Department for Work and Pensions for statistical purposes, to produce customised summary statistics.

To ensure that Stat-Xplore does not produce statistics that are likely to identify an individual all tabulations and visualisations are disclosure controlled.

This disclosure control also ensures that Stat-Xplore accords to the Code of Practice for Office Statistics and the supporting guidance ‘National Statistician’s Guidance: Confidentiality of Official Statistics’.

For more information see our Policy Statement on confidentiality and access.

Information collected in Stat-Xplore

Users need to register with Stat-Xplore to use the:

When you register, we ask you for a small amount of information (your email address), necessary to create an account for you.

We will only use your user registration process information to:

All information we collect is kept completely confidential and we will not pass on any of your personal information on to any third parties.

Email Contact – opt-in

When you register, you will be asked if you want to receive emails from DWP about Stat-Xplore. DWP will only email you with news about Stat-Xplore, changes in the provision of services, any service-related updates which may affect your saved tables, or for feedback on the system and potential enhancements. Emails will be sent as frequently as needed, whenever there are specific issues to alert you to.

If you choose to receive emails from DWP about Stat-Xplore, you can change your mind and opt out at any time by following the link on the Manage My Account page.

Other information collected

DWP monitors use of this website:

To do this we will collect information about:

For registered users we also collect the:


We want Stat-Xplore to be easy to use, useful and reliable. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These small files are known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services by, for example:

You can manage cookies yourself and learn more about them on GOV.UK.

Our use of cookies

Cookies required for the operation of Stat-Xplore

Name Purpose Data in Cookie
SuperWEB uses one cookie – this cookie does not have a file name To retain details of your session, to remember the selections you make in creating bespoke summary statistics (e.g. geographies, dates, variables) so that when you download data we can provide the correct data to you. Typical content: JSESSIONID=CA08B88D892515F1ABF3BB41CD663F3B where CA08B88D892515F1ABF3BB41CD663F3B is a random string

Expires: when a user exits the site
ASP.Net_SessionId To retain details of your current session, allowing you to use the sites functions such as registering and managing your account. Typical content: Randomly generated text, e.g. “xq1p1turha55ciyzlqwp3dfh”.

Expires: when a user exits the site

The Data Protection Act

The Department for Work and Pensions is the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act.

Our website does not enable our visitors to communicate with other visitors or for them to post information to be accessed by others.

Links to other websites

Stat-Xplore contains links to other sites. This privacy policy applies only to the Stat-Xplore site. When you move to another website, you will need to read the privacy statement of that site.

Links are provided for information only. DWP makes no representation about the nature or quality of sites linked to / from Stat-Xplore, and accepts no liability arising from any such hyperlink. Whilst we aim to replace broken links to other sites we cannot guarantee that these links will always work as we have no control over the availability of other sites.

Linking to the Stat-Xplore website

We do not object to you linking directly to pages on Stat-Xplore.
We reserve the right to move or change our website URLs at any time.

Contacting the website

Feedback: We welcome views on Stat-Xplore from users. If you would like to provide us with feedback email:

Email: Internet email is a way of making general enquiries but it is not a secure way to send personal information. You may use the Stat-Xplore email address above to send us enquiries about Stat-Xplore but DWP regrets that it cannot deal with specific enquiries on other matters by email. If you send us an email, we may keep a copy for reference and audit purposes.

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes, we will update these pages. Check the appropriate pages to make sure you are aware of what information we collect, and how we use it.