Internet web pages accessed by staff

FOI request reference: F0050996
Publication date: December 2017


I am looking for information about internet webpages accessed by staff.
Please could you provide me with the following:

1.      A list of the 500 most accessed websites – in terms of pages views
(or however you record this) – on computers over the past 12 months
(December 2016 to December 2017)

2.      Please could you provide the URL of the website and number of times
it has been accessed by computers on the network.




We are pleased to be able to provide the majority of this information to you.  Please use the following link to access this information. internet-webpages-accessed-by-staff-top-500.pdf

We are unable to provide you with a small amount of the information you have requested because it is covered by the exemption at section 31(1)(a) of the FOI Act, which exempts information if its disclosure is likely to prejudice the prevention or detection of crime. This relates to certain sensitive web addresses within the list of 500. Release of this information would make The National Archives more vulnerable to crime; namely, a malicious attack on The National Archives’ computer systems. However in order to be as open as we can, where possible we have provided the address domain.