Internet Security

All online purchases at are transacted via SagePay and are totally secure.  All transaction information passed between this website and Sage Pay’s systems is encrypted using 128-bit SSL certificates. No cardholder information is ever passed unencrypted and any messages sent to your servers from Sage Pay are signed using MD5 hashing to prevent tampering. You can be completely assured that nothing you pass to Sage Pay’s servers can be examined, used or modified by any third parties attempting to gain access to sensitive information

Once on SagePay's systems, all sensitive data is secured using the same internationally recognised 256-bit encryption standards used by, among others, the US Government. The encryption keys are held on state-of-the-art, tamper proof systems in the same family as those used to secure VeriSign's Global Root certificate, making them all but impossible to extract.

Sage Pay has multiple private links into the banking network that are completely separate from the Internet and which do not cross any publicly accessible networks. Any cardholder information sent to the banks and any authorisation message coming back is secure and cannot be tampered with.

We would recomend that wherever you purchase online you follow these fraud prevention tips: 

  1. HTTPS: Hypertext Transfer Protocol more commonly known as Http is used for most webpages. However when you come to entering your card details online, watch out for the change from http to https ensuring the page is using a secure connection. However be warned, if not properly implemented, https is not fail safe so read on for some more top tips...
  2. Padlock: Always ensure when you are entering card details, you can see a locked padlock or unbroken key symbol next to the address bar or at the bottom of the page. Double clicking on the padlock symbol will display further security information for the site.
  3. Website policies: Have a look for the sites Security policy. This should detail what information they are going to collect and how they are going to use it.
  4. 3D Secure: If you come across 3D Secure and haven’t registered, make sure you do. 3D Secure provides an additional layer of protection by asking you to enter a password that has been registered with your bank. This way if your card information is obtained illegally, it will help to prevent funds being spent in your name.
  5. Confirmation: Keep hold of any confirmation emails that you receive. Always check goods against your card statements. This way you can easily identify charges that you don’t recognise.
  6. Payment Card Industry compliance: Make sure the retailer you are shopping with has some level of PCI compliance. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, don’t be afraid to contact the retailer and ask.
  7. Contact details: It may sound obvious but make sure there are contact details on the site including a physical address.
  8. Reviews: Check online for reviews. With social media more popular than ever, if a customer has received bad service, the chances are they will have put it online.
  9. Credit vs. Debit cards: Try using a credit card rather than debit-It will offer you more consumer protection.
  10. Chargebacks: If you haven’t received your goods and are unable to contact the company in question, contact your bank for a chargeback.