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Internet Word List - How the Coloplast Group define and use words concerning Internet

Application: The term application is a shorter form of application program. An application program is a program designed to perform a specific function directly for the user or, in some cases, for another application program. Examples of applications include word processors, database programs, Web browsers, development tools, drawing, paint, and image editing programs, and communication programs. Applications use the services of the computer's operating system and other supporting applications.

Browser. A browser is an application program that provides a way to look at and interact with all the information on the World Wide Web. The most popular browsers are Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Communicator.

Corporate website. The website for the Coloplast Group. The Web address is

Download. To receive a file transmitted over a network. In a communication session, download means receive, upload means transmit.

E-. The "e" is a shortening of "electronic". "E-dash" prefix may be attached to anything that has moved from paper to its electronic alternative, such as e-mail, e-business, etc.

E-commerce. This means buying and selling on-line. E-commerce includes areas such as; order taking, order tracking, order confirmation, invoicing, payments, using communication tools like Internet or other open networks, e.g, EDI.

E-business means running the business electronically. All processes involved in running a business through the whole value chain.

E-mail. Electronic mail, enables people to send and receive text messages via computer sent over the Internet.

Home page. Typically the home page is the first Web page that is displayed after starting a Web browser or the main page of a website.

Internet. The Internet, sometimes called simply "the Net," is a worldwide system of computer networks - a network of networks (based on the international telephone system, in which users at any computer can, if they have permission, get information from any other computer and sometimes talk directly to users at other computers).

The Net. Abbreviated from "The Internet."

On-line. Connected to a network either via the Internet or an internal network. Web Users are considered on-line when they are connected to a computer service through a modem.

Page views. Is used in connection to Web statistics. It tells the number of times a Web page has been seen by Web users.

Site. Abbreviated from "website." Example: Coloplast has made changes to it's site.

Subsidiary website. As apposed to the corporate website a subsidiary website is managed and owned by a subsidiary of Coloplast.

User sessions. Is used in connection to Web statistics. It indicates the total number of users who have accessed a website within a defined segment of time. Example: On Tuesday morning there were 257 user sessions on

Web address. The Internet address of a website or web page; for example, or

Web page. A single page on a website. For instance the event section of the corporate website on

Web. Abbreviated from "World Wide Web".

Website. A site (location) on the World Wide Web. Each website contains a home page, which is the first page web users see when they enter the site)

Webmaster. An individual who is in charge of the daily running of a website. Depending on the size of the site, the webmaster can be responsible for the development plan, creating and updating web pages and monitoring traffic through the site.

WWW. Abbreviated from World Wide Web.

World Wide Web. An Internet facility that links documents locally and remotely. The Web document is called a web page and links in the page let users jump from page to page (hypertext) whether the pages are stored on the same server or on servers around the world. These pages are accessed and read via a Web browser, such as Netscape or Internet Explorer.

-- Anonymous, May 03, 2000

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