A web browser is a piece of software (a program on your computer) that allows your computer to get information from the World Wide Web.

When your computer receives packets of computer code from a web server, your web browser is what actually translates the computer code into the words and pictures you view on the webpage.

Some common web browsers include Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Chrome.

To get to a webpage, you can enter the address (or URL) into the address bar at the top of your browser window. There are other helpful buttons there as well, that let you go back a page, forward a page, reload the current page, stop loading a page, or go back to your home page.