Most online full texts are available in PDF format (Portable Document Format). You need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to display the format properly. However, you will still find a lot of full texts in HTML-format, so that you will also need an up-to-date web browser.
On some platforms, e-books are provided for reading offline with the software “Adobe Digital Editions”. To download and save the e-book, you need to install “Adobe Digital Editions” on your computer or tablet and the “Bluefire Reader” on your smartphone. This copy protection software ensures that e-books cannot be handed on illicitly to third parties, and are only accessible on your device for the period of the “loan” to you.
Your web browser needs to be set to accept cookies to correctly display documents on some platforms. Make sure that this function is activated in your browser.