Which Browsers do we support and where can you find an updated Browser?
The Computershare Website is best viewed by browsers that have a certain level of support for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) web standards for xhtml 1.1 and CSS level 2. Below is a list of browsers that we support, meaning the set of browsers that we perform our regular user interface testing against.
|Web Browser||Download Web Sites|
|Microsoft Internet Explorer - |
Version 8 and above
|Mozilla Firefox - Current Version||Windows and Mac|
|Apple Safari - Version 7 and above|| |
|Google Chrome - Current Version||Windows and Mac|
What is Acrobat Reader and where can you download it?
Adobe Acrobat Reader™ is free (and freely distributable) software that lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files, just as the originator of the document designed them to be seen.
The forms contained on this site require the installation of Adobe Acrobat Reader. To learn more about Acrobat Reader and to download the software please click here.
What is a Style Sheet and where can I get more information about Style Sheets?
A Style Sheet is a method of describing the layout (typeface, colour, background, etc) of multiple documents in a single place. Our web site uses this common technology to present data in a consistent manner across the entire site.
To learn more about Style Sheets please go to WEBOPEDIA
What is a Cookie and where can I get more information about Cookies?
A cookie is a small bit of text that the server asks permission to store on your computer's hard drive. If you agree, your browser adds the text in a small file. With Microsoft Internet Explorer, each cookie is stored in a separate file, and with Netscape Navigator the cookies are all stored in one file. This cookie allows the web server to store information about your current session.
Cookies are harmless, occupying just a few bytes in a text file on your hard drive. Cookies can be read only by the site that posted them. They only contain information you have already given to the site. They CANNOT search your system for any information, nor can they contain viruses.
Cookies cannot be stolen - Part of the information contained in a cookie is the identity of the server it can be sent to. It can be sent to that server, and to no other.
To learn more about Cookies please go to WEBOPEDIA
What is an ASP Page and where can I get more information on ASP?
To learn more about Active Server Pages please go to WEBOPEDIA
What security precautions are in place to protect my personal information?
You are required to authenticate yourself by providing some security details before you may access any sensitive information. Multiple incorrect attempts at validation result in a lockout from the information.
Once your details have been validated all data sent between the web server and your browser (and back again) is encrypted using the industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. This means that it is virtually impossible for anyone intercepting the data (as it travels between the web server and your web browser) to decipher the data and work out what it means. This is the same encryption used to transmit Credit Cards, etc, over the internet when buying merchandise online.
To learn more about encryption please go to WEBOPEDIA
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