In the first post about this topic, terms like ‘surf’ and ‘browser’ were explained. But this post is for those who want to know more about how the internet’s components work. One tool that’s used online is SSL, or Secure Socket Layer. It is used on shopping web sites to encrypt information like your credit card number. Encryption means that during transmission, your information is garbled so that it can’t be decoded and stolen. Sites with SSL encryption will begin with an “https:” in their web address. JavaScript is a type of internet language which affects the way some things on the internet are displayed, such as images and games when you click on or mouse over them. A cookie is a small file containing information about your computer. It is sent to your computer whenever you visit certain web pages, and when you revisit those pages, the servers the pages are hosted on will access the cookie file to make things like logging into an online account easier for you.  It doesn’t matter if you are on your home internet connection, or accessing the internet on-the-go with your wireless internet.