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Applet: Applet is a computer program, which allows animation and other interactive functions on a file in computer or on a Web page.

Bookmark: Just like a book this is a placeholder for interesting or frequently used Web sites, so that these sites can be revisited easily without having to remember or retyping the Internet address of the sites.


Cookie is a unique piece of information about your computer, which is received and stored in your browser and is sent back to the Web server from where it had initiated. Normally when you revisit a Web site (the Web server is the computer that "hosts" a Web site that your browser downloads or "sees"), it recognises you. The server "tells" your browser where to put the cookie on the server. Cookies contain information such as log-in or registration information, online "shopping cart" information (your online buying patterns in a certain retail site), user preferences, what site you came from last, etc.

Firewall: Firewall is a security measure that actually works as a protective "wall" around a computer or network of computers in which it is installed, thereby protecting it from being accessible to the public.

HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol - The standard language that computers connected to the World Wide Web use to communicate with each other.

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