The historic World Wide Web logo, designed by Robert Cailliau.
Traditional browser arrangement: UI features above page content
The website
A web page displayed in a web browser
Nicola Pellow and Tim Berners-Lee in 1992
The home page in 2015
URL beginning with the HTTP scheme and the WWW domain name label
A global map of the Web Index for countries in 2014
Marc Andreessen, lead developer of Mosaic and Navigator, in 2007
Server-side programming language usage in 2016.
Tim Berners-Lee
This NeXT Computer was used by Sir Tim Berners-Lee at CERN and became the world's first Web server.
An HTTP/1.1 request made using telnet. The request message, response header section, and response body are highlighted.
The World Wide Web functions as an application layer protocol that is run "on top of" (figuratively) the Internet, helping to make it more functional. The advent of the Mosaic web browser helped to make the web much more usable, to include the display of images and moving images (GIFs).
Graphic representation of a minute fraction of the WWW, demonstrating hyperlinks
A screenshot of a web page on Wikimedia Commons
Dynamic web page: example of server-side scripting (PHP and MySQL)
The website
The inside and front of a Dell PowerEdge web server, a computer designed for rack mounting
Multiple web servers may be used for a high traffic website; here, Dell servers are installed together to be used for the Wikimedia Foundation.
The results of a search for the term "lunar eclipse" in a web-based image search engine

A web browser (also referred to as an Internet browser or simply a browser) is application software for accessing the World Wide Web or a local website.

- Web browser

Documents and downloadable media are made available to the network through web servers and can be accessed by programs such as web browsers.

- World Wide Web

When a user requests a web page from a particular website, the web browser retrieves the necessary content from a web server and then displays the page on the user's device.

- Web browser

HTTP is the foundation of data communication for the World Wide Web, where hypertext documents include hyperlinks to other resources that the user can easily access, for example by a mouse click or by tapping the screen in a web browser.

- Hypertext Transfer Protocol

All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the World Wide Web.

- Website

The app used on these devices is called a web browser.

- Website

The information in the Web is transferred across the Internet using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).

- World Wide Web

In Hypertext Transfer Protocol technical texts, web browsers (and other clients) are commonly referred to as user agents.

- Web browser

Multiple web resources with a common theme and usually a common domain name make up a website.

- World Wide Web

Before the introduction of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), other protocols such as File Transfer Protocol and the gopher protocol were used to retrieve individual files from a server.

- Website

A web browser, for example, may be the client whereas a process, named web server, running on a computer hosting one or more websites may be the server.

- Hypertext Transfer Protocol
The historic World Wide Web logo, designed by Robert Cailliau.

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HTTP cookies share their name with a popular baked treat.

HTTP cookie

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HTTP cookies share their name with a popular baked treat.
A possible interaction between a web browser and a web server holding a web page in which the server sends a cookie to the browser and the browser sends it back when requesting another page.
In this fictional example, an advertising company has placed banners in two websites. By hosting the banner images on its servers and using third-party cookies, the advertising company is able to track the browsing of users across these two sites.
A cookie can be stolen by another computer that is allowed reading from the network
Cross-site scripting: a cookie that should be only exchanged between a server and a client is sent to another party.

HTTP cookies (also called web cookies, Internet cookies, browser cookies, or simply cookies) are small blocks of data created by a web server while a user is browsing a website and placed on the user's computer or other device by the user's web browser.

Cookies serve useful and sometimes essential functions on the web.

They cannot be transmitted over unencrypted connections (i.e. HTTP).