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Is your Internet Browser up to date?

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Thursday 10 September 2015

Have you updated your Internet browser lately?

Almost 80% of visitors to our website use Internet Explorer but only a small proportion use IE 11, the latest version. It is important to keep your Internet browser up to date for security and accessibility reasons and only takes a few moments to update.

Why should you update your browser?

Old browsers are more prone to viruses, spyware, malware and other security issues. Whilst you will be protected by your trust’s firewalls there are other reasons why you should upgrade your Internet browser…

  • Old browsers are slow - In comparison to newer browsers, old browsers such as IE 6, 7 and 8 can take longer to display the web page you want to view as browsers are trying to perform several complicated tasks at once.
  • Old browsers are more likely to crash - When a web page downloads, your browser is performing several tasks and interpreting new programming information that was not available when the browser was originally launched.  
  • You can’t view websites properly with old browsers - As web design and development becomes more sophisticated, you may not be able to view some websites as intended e.g. images may not be displayed, video may not play and content displayed may appear misaligned.

What about my Bookmarks?

Our customers tell us that they Bookmark many pages on our website and Online Catalogue so to lose them would cause inconvenience. However, it is really easy to move your bookmarks across to your updated browser - find out how.

How to I upgrade my browser?

Contact your Trust Administrator to request assistance.

If you have any further questions, please contact the IT Helpdesk cshelpdesk@supplychain.nhs.uk

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