A favicon (short for favorites icon), also known as a website icon, shortcut icon, url icon, or
bookmark icon is a 16x16 pixel square icon associated with a particular website or webpage. A web
designer can create such an icon and install it into a website (or webpage) by several means, and most
graphical web browsers will then make use of it. Browsers that provide favicon support typically
display a page’s favicon in the browser’s address bar and next to the page’s name in
a list of bookmarks. Browsers that support a tabbed document interface typically show a page’s
favicon next to the page’s title on the tab.