Web Browsers

Internet browsers are used to access content on the web.  A web browser, or simply ‘browser’ is software that displays individual web pages, images, and video identified by a distinct URL. The most common web browsers are Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge.

Note that a web browser is not the same thing as a search engine, though the two are often confused. For users, a search engine is just a website, such as, that stores searchable data about other websites. In order to reach those websites the user needs to have a web browser installed on their device.

Last edited on September 17, 2018