If you still didn't know what a cookie is and are shy to ask for fear of being seen as a neo-Luddite, you now have Google's help! Or, if you wanted to know how you could protect yourself on the Web or what happens if a truck runs over your laptop, get the answer's from the horse's mouth. Google has now launched an online guidebook called '20 things I learned about Browsers and the Web.'

Through this guidebook, Google is giving all the answers about how the web works. It will explain to you what HTML5 is, what terms like cookies and cloud computing mean and how users can keep themselves safe from security threats like viruses when they are online.

“20 Things” was written by the Google Chrome team to explain complex but fascinating ideas about technology. Many of the examples used to illustrate the features of the browser refer back to Chrome.

“We built “20 Things” in HTML5 so that we could incorporate features that hearken back to what we love about books—feeling the heft of a book’s cover, flipping a page or even reading under the covers with a flashlight. In fact, once you’ve loaded “20 Things” in the browser, you can disconnect your laptop and continue reading, since this guidebook works offline,” wrote Google’s Chrome browser product manager Min Li Chan on the Google Blog.

Chan also mentioned in the blog that two decades after Tim Berners-Lee authored the 'WorldWideWeb: Proposal for a HyperText Project', the web has seen an explosion of pages and apps teeming with videos, photos and interactive content.

“For things you’ve always wanted to know about the web and browsers but may have been afraid to ask, read on at www.20thingsilearned.com (or, you can use the handy shortened URL at goo.gl/20things). If you find “20 Things” informative, don’t forget to share it with your friends and family,” said Chan.

Google launched this guidebook to mark 20th anniversary of the publication of Tim Berners-Lee's paper on World Wide Web.