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Being a web programmer, people ask me about web browsers. Here are my thoughts, as of March 2018.
I like using Firefox because I was able to create an automated script that deletes most of the cookies that web sites store, but allows me to specify which cookies to keep. Since I keep all my important bookmarks and cookies in Firefox, that allows me to reset all the settings in the other browsers whenever I want. I often have two browsers open at the same time. On a Mac, don't have two browsers open unless you have enough memory (RAM) to accomodate all open applications, or your Mac could start running slow. I would recommend 8 GB.
For Windows, I recommended Firefox. I also recommend it for Mac users that don't like Safari. Firefox is created by a non-profit organization (Mozilla), and they have less motivation to track your behavior and do things I would rather them not do (see next paragraph about Google Chrome).
The Chrome browser by Google is good, but last I heard, the Chrome browser is sending reports of sites that you visit to a central server somewhere. Google, the creator of Chrome, gives you a lot of free stuff, but in return, they want to know a lot about you to make money marketing to you or selling marketing information to others. They claim no personal info associated with the data they collect, but I generally don't agree with that kind of behavior, and have difficulty trusting such companies. As a result, a rarely use Chrome, mostly for testing, but I do have it installed. If you feel the same, use Firefox or Safari instead.
Internet Explorer does not run on Mac, so I don't use it for everyday browsing. Even if it did run on Mac I wouldn't use it. More recent versions have improved compatibility and security, but the earlier versions had security issues, and were difficult to support for a web developer. I do have Explorer installed under VirtualBox (software that lets you run Windows applications on Mac), but I only use it for testing web sites. For Windows users, I would always recommend Firefox or Chrome (in that order). If you're still using Windows XP (with Explorer versions 6 through 8), you probably shouldn't be browsing the internet because of security issues.
Microsoft Edge is Microsoft's new browser included in Windows 10. It is intended to replace Internet Explorer 11. I haven't learned much about it, so don't currently have anything to say about it.
To summarize, I like these browsers (in order): Firefox, Safari, Chrome. They all do a good job of navigating the web. Safari works only on Apple products (Mac, iPhone, iPad), but Firefox and Chrome can run on Mac, iPhone, iPad, Windows, Android phones and tablets, and Linux.