A web browser is a computer application/program that you use to access the internet and view web pages such as the page you are viewing now.
There are several web browsers available, whether for desktop computers or smartphones. Below is a list of the most popular or widely used web browsers:
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Newer web browsers provide better protection from online scams, viruses, trojans, phishing, hacking, fraud and any other online threats. The web browsers are continually updated against new threats, meaning if you do not update, you are more likely to experience a security breach, especially when these security holes become public knowledge, and become easy to exploit. Furthermore, ensure you update your operating system to offset security risks, such as Windows, Mac OS, iOS and Android.
Newer web browser versions are constantly improving, which means your online experience will be faster, smooth due to increased compatibility with new technologies, and better, with new features and options.
Most web browsers have forms of automatic updates, either directly in the web browser, or through system updates such as Windows Updates, the Apple App Store, or your smartphone/tablet's equivalent.
The council only support the latest version of the main and popular web browsers, due to security and compatibility reasons. Therefore, to ensure you can access all of the council's online services, please update your web browser to the latest version.