Optimum software and site settings
Find out which browsers, settings and other software you should use to get the most out of this website.
This website supports the versions of the following browsers:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 & 8.0
- Mozilla Firefox 5.0 +
Google Chrome and Safari are not supported on this site. If you are encountering any issues using either of these browsers then please use one of the supported browsers mentioned above.
This site is not compatible with Internet Explorer for Macintosh computers, we recommend Firefox for Macintosh users.
This website works best with the following:
- A broadband connection to the internet.
Note | If you are using a dial up modem, 56 KB is preferred.
- A minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.
- The number of colours on screen should be set to 256 or higher.
- Use the scroll bars at the right hand side of the web browser to view additional information.
- The Companies Office website utilises 'session cookies'.
Links to software downloads:
This site provides services that generate email reports and other documents in a Portable Document File (PDF) format. You will need PDF viewing software to display these reports received via email.
Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Flash Player is required to view video files.
This site has been designed for Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 and 8.0. Beta versions are not supported.
This site has been designed for Firefox 5.0+ Beta versions are not supported.
For some services you will also need access to a fax machine or scanner and a printer. For example, when incorporating a company you need to be able to download and print consent forms then be able to return the signed consents (either as scanned documents or via facsimile).