Secure online shopping at Wickes
When you shop online at Wickes.co.uk your browser will automatically go into secure mode.
To check if you are in secure mode, look for a padlock icon on the top left-hand side of the address bar in your browser. In Safari you will see a grey padlock. Either of these occurrences indicates that the webpage is secure, and all information sent via that page is encrypted.
In 'secure mode', all your details are encrypted. This creates a secret with billions upon billions of combinations to protect each action sent and received on our site, so your personal information cannot be viewed by anyone else using the Internet. Our site supports 128 or 256 bit encryption and only recent cipher suites. We also support Forward Secrecy, thereby keeping your details as safe as possible. Our secure connection receives an B rating from www.ssllabs.com (it's capped at B because we currently offer support for older browsers, such as IE11).
The Wickes.co.uk website only accepts information sent using a secure connection. This technology prevents you from inadvertently revealing personal information using an insecure connection. In addition, we use HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security) to protect our customers from SSL/TLS Stripping and other security downgrade attacks.
The Wickes.co.uk website will never see or process your card details. All card details are sent directly from your browser to our trusted payment processor over a secure, encrypted communication channel. This is done using the same methods described above. This ensures that your payment information is inaccessible to anyone from Wickes.