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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. You should see the word "Secure" in green next to the padlock in Chrome. In Safari you will see a grey padlock. Either of these occurrences indicates that the webpage is considered 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 bit encryption, only the secure cipher suites, we have an Extended Verification (EV) certificate, and we support Forward Secrecy, thereby keeping your details as safe as possible. Our SSL connection receives an A rating from www.ssllabs.com.

The Wickes.co.uk website only accepts information sent using Secure Socket Layer (SSL). This technology prevents you from inadvertently revealing personal information using an insecure connection. In addition, we are rolling out HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security) to protect our customers from SSL 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.

If you make a payment by PayPal, this payment will be subject to PayPal’s User Agreement and Privacy Policy. PayPal uses the latest in data encryption and anti-fraud technology to help keep your information secure, reducing the risk of online fraud.