# Gzip compression

Responses provided by the HERE Geocoding and Search can optionally be compressed in gzip format. You are strongly encouraged to use this option to reduce the response size and thus significantly improve performance and responsiveness in your application.

You can request gzip-compressed responses by setting the standard Accept-Encoding header to gzip.

When the response is gzip compressed, the value of the Content-Encoding response header is set to gzip.