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About browsers

All our secure websites (https) may not work with some out of date computer systems and browsers. Please make sure you update your browser to ensure you can access all of our websites and applications.

By upgrading your browser it will also mean

  • your computer will be more secure
  • it will be faster to browse the Internet
  • you'll may see more features on many websites

How to upgrade

Here are some links to the most popular browser that use our websites so you can upgrade. The links will take you to an external website which we have no control over in terms of content.

You can use:

For Apple Macs


For Windows 7 and Windows 8

You can use Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.

You can't get new versions of Internet Explorer for older versions of Windows, e.g. XP or Vista.

For mobile devices

  • get help from Apple to update your iOS devices
  • check your settings for system updates for Android devices

Further help

Get Safe Online offers help and advice about upgrading your browser as well as how to stay safe whilst bring online.