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Browser compatibility

This website is designed to be viewed using the latest browser versions at 1024x768 screen resolution, it will work at lower resolutions, but may require scrolling. It has been tested on PC and Macintosh platforms. For full functionality it is recommended that you use the latest version of your preferred browser.

The latest browser versions tested with this site are :

  • FireFox 25.xx
  • Google Chrome 31.xx
  • Internet Explorer 8.xx (XP), 9.xx (Win7), 10.xx (Win7)*
  • Opera 12.xx
  • Safari 5.xx

A minority of browsers may find that the text in the menus is too long and gets truncated. This might be due to a setting on your graphics card which displays text at an increased percentage of its actual size.

The capabilities of the browsers differ in many ways, not least in their support of the various versions of HTML, Javascript and CSS. We have tried as far as possible to keep the same formatting across all browsers on several platforms. If you find any errors we would like to hear from you, please e-mail the BGS Webmaster with a short description of the problem.

Please note that Google's YouTube have stopped supporting Internet Explorer 7 and so our embedded YouTube videos will not play. Please upgrade to a newer version of Internet Explorer or use a different browser, such as FireFox.

If you're using a smartphone, you might notice that some parts of the BGS website are now using responsive design to display appropriately on your device and make it easier for you to view the site on the go. Hopefully the site will still display correctly if you are viewing the site on your PC, please let us know if you experience any issues.

* Please note when using Internet Explorer the site is best viewed when not in 'compatibility mode'. To check this, go to the 'Tools' menu in your browser and then select the'Compatibility View Settings' option to make sure the 'Display all websites in Compatibility View' checkbox is not selected.