Incidentally, the terminology you're looking for is called "user agent" or "useragent" and it's controlled through your web browser. Most of the web browsers have plugins available where you can override this string and send any value you want, or choose from a list of known ones for the different browser/OS options available.
These plugins make it so that your browser can change its useragent so that it "fools" websites into thinking your using browserX when using browserY. This has worked for me in the past on certain sites. Here's one such plugin for Firefox, called user-agent-switcher, for example.
When a browser connects to a website, it sends a strings such as this identifying itself using this string, "user agent".
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/27.0.1453.110 Safari/537.36
The details of the above are as follows:
The above is Chrome's string, from a Linux system. You can see what yours is by navigating to this website, User Agent String.Com.
By using a plugin such as the one mentioned above, you can manipulate your browser's "user agent" to be anything you want. In this case you're changing it to match a "user agent" string for another browser, in this case say Internet Explorer (IE).
Something like this:
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/6.0)