Definitions

Browser

Used to locate and display web pages via a software application. The most popular ones are Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Cookie

Message given to a web browser by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file called cookie.txt. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. A cookie's main objective is to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same site.

IP (Internet Protocol)

All networks connected to the internet speak IP, the technical standard which allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one computer to another and that the messages are understood.

IP Address

If you are connected to the Internet you have one, for example it may look something like this - 198.184.98.9.

Web server

The computer which sends web pages to your computer.

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