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Basic navigation

To access data from one of the Compare Websites and Directories, click on the “Choose a data category” link on the homepage. To navigate to the tools themselves, click on the “Go to the Compare Websites and Directories” link on the homepage.

Downloading data

On each Compare Websites and Directories there are links to download the datasets in Microsoft Access and Zipped comma-separated values (CSV) formats (see Downloading data). In addition, users can click on a list of “official” datasets at the bottom of the page to view and explore data in a browser (see Explore & view data for more information).