Why do I have to log-in or register?
We know that many people do not like having to register and log in whenever you want to look up a Postcode, so we've introduced 'Remember me' - see below.
Postcode and address information is a valuable asset not only to Royal Mail but also to businesses to use on mailings and to update their own databases or to provide services to other businesses such as internet applications or data cleansing.
When the Postcode/Address Finder was first launched it was freely accessible but some businesses were downloading lots of Postcode and address information every day.
Registration and log-in mean that we are protecting the Postcode and address information by preventing people from having unlimited access to our database by restricting the number of Postcodes and addresses you can search for.
We have a 'remember me' facility where you only need to log-in once. When you register or log in a 'cookie' will be placed on your computer. This means that the next time you come to Postcode/Address Finder the website will know you are already logged in so you won't have to do it again.
Find out more about 'remember me'