Browser support

How to get the best out of this website by using a supported web browser

What web browser am I using?

Different browsers work in different ways. And although these differences may seem small, it’s common for websites to work fine on one browser but poorly on another.

This website has been designed to take advantage of modern web technologies and to meet current internet security, usability and interoperability standards. In order for these features to work correctly we recommend using the latest version of your preferred browser. The table below lists the current browsers and legacy versions our site supports.

Enabling JavaScript in your browser

This site requires JavaScript to work properly. To enable JavaScript in your browser please see this guide to enabling JavaScript in each web browser (this link will open in a new window).


Currently supported web browsers

From 3 September 2018 we are upgrading the security of our online systems and certain areas of this site will only be accessible to the following browsers or operating systems:

  • Firefox 27
  • Chrome 30
  • IE 11 on Windows 7
  • Edge, Opera 17
  • Safari 9
  • Android 5.0
  • Java 8

What do we mean by supported browsers?

Browser support Details
Supported We have tested in this browser, and the site behaves as expected.
Partially supported We have tested in this browser, and core functionality works, but not all CSS and JavaScript will be present. Access to some online services (eg planning applications) may be blocked for reasons of network security.
Not supported These browsers are not formally supported by the browser maker, and are not supported by us. If you are using one of these browsers, we recommend you upgrade.

Last updated: 07 August 2018