Technical Information

Browsers
This website will work with a wide range of modern browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer 7.0 and above.

JavaScript
Some areas of the site require JavaScript. See instructions for enabling JavaScript in principal browsers below.
1. PCs
Internet Explorer 6.x, 7.x and 8.x – 11x
From the browser menu, select ‘Tools’, then ‘Internet options’
In the window that opens, select the second tab ‘Security’.
Under the heading ‘Custom’, select the button ‘Custom level’.
In the window that opens, scroll down towards the bottom of the list to the item ‘Scripting’.
In the first option ‘Active scripting’, select the radio button ‘Enable’.
Select ‘OK’, then ‘OK’ again to confirm the settings and close the window.
Firefox 2.x and 3.x
From the browser menu bar, select ‘Tools’ then ‘Options’.
Select ‘Content’ from the top menu.
On the left-hand side of the window, select ‘Enable JavaScript’ checkbox.
Select ‘OK’ to confirm the settings.
Opera 9.x and 10.x
Click on the Opera logo at the top left-hand side of the browser window.
Select Settings > Quick preferences from the menu.
Select ‘Enable JavaScript’.
Google Chrome 4.x and 5.x
Click on the Opera logo at the top left-hand side of the browser window.
Select Settings > Quick preferences from the menu.
Select ‘Enable JavaScript’.
2. PC and Mac
Safari 4.x and 5.x
Click on the icon at the top right-hand side of the browser window.
Select ‘Preferences’ from the top menu.
Select ‘Security’ from the tab menu at the top of the window.
Select the ‘Enable JavaScript’ checkbox.
Click the cross at the top right-hand side of the window to close it.

Audio and video
Sound files on this site can be played using Windows Media Player. The quality will vary depending on your connection speed to the internet. Linux users can play Windows Media (.wma) files with MPlayer. Please note that the quality of the sounds on our website does not necessarily reflect the quality of the originals. Most videos can be played using Windows Media Player, but some require Adobe Flash.

Interactives
Some content (such as the Virtual Books) requires Adobe Flash, Shockwave or Microsoft Silverlight for the full experience. Where possible, we offer an HTML alternative, but note that some of the functionality of the original may be lost.
Use the links below to download the free software:
Adobe Flash
Adobe Shockwave
MS Silverlight

Adobe PDF
This website may include PDF (Portable Document Format) files. To access them you must have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer. Use the links below to download the free software and also to find out about the Adobe solutions to accessibility issues associated with PDF files.
Adobe Acrobat PDF viewer
Adobe Acrobat solutions for accessibility

Printing
All pages are designed to be printer-friendly pages.

Problems
If you have technical problems with this website, please contact us by e-mail: customercare@gloworld.com