A few months ago Microsoft announced the timetable for retiring Internet Explorer 11.

Ahead of the final retirement in 2021, Microsoft has already ceased to support some features of IE11 such as TLS 1.1 in their own products.

We're following suit, and over the xmas period we'll be turning off support for TLS 1.0 in Public View.

Internet Explorer 11 users with the default TLS 1.2 setting will be unaffected, although your experience will be significantly better if you used a modern browser.

If your Internet Explorer 11 stops working with Public View, we advice that you switch to a modern browser; any will do.

Those who can't or won't do that can switch to using TLS 1.2 as follows:

  1. Click the "settings" icon top-right in the browser and select "Internet Options".
  2. Select the "Advanced" tab.
  3. Scroll down until you see the "Use TLS 1.2" setting as shown below, and ensure it's selected.

The browser will then select TLS 1.2 when using Public View. If you use legacy sites with the insecure TLS 1.1 protocol, that's unaffected so long as you do not disable it.

IE11 Internet Settings/ Advanced screen