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What Is HTTPS?

HTTPS is the acronym for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. It is a protocol used throughout our website for secure communications over the internet and ensures secure encryption between you and our server at all times. This prevents potential hackers from ever being able to intercept or alter any website data. HTTPS is usually shown in PC browsers in green with a small green padlock similar to the illustration below and is your assurance that you are always safe and secure on our website.

Image of a green padlock and HTTPS title bar indicating a secure website

What Is SSL?

SSL is the acronym for Secure Socket Layer. It is a cryptographic protocol that securely encrypts all communications on our website. Our investment in this technology means that we have a verifiable and valid certificate that contains a unique encryption key to encrypt the transmission of all data between you and our website server. If you can see the small green padlock in the search bar at the top of your browser you can click on it to confirm validation of our certificate.

What Does HTTPS & SSL On Our Website Mean For You?

According to Google, who are leading the switch to these much more secure technologies, HTTPS and SSL offer three vital advantages over the older and less secure HTTP with no SSL. Those three advantages are Authentication, Data Integrity and Encryption, which address a number of past security issues and make the internet safer for all of us.

This officially verifies the ownership of our website and prevents any kind of unauthorised tampering.

Data Integrity
This is your assurance that any data transmitted via our website will remain intact and secure within our network and inaccessible to any unauthorised third party.

This is the means by which any transmitted data is always maintained in a secure state and cannot be decrypted without the valid certificate key securely located on our server.

Your Security Is Our Priority
Your security on our website is one of our top priorities and we are always more than willing to invest in technologies that help us to fulfil that goal.

Update September 2017 - our site is fully compliant with the most recent security requirements from Google.
If you have any concerns about security on our website please contact us anytime.