Our security policy

We take very great care to ensure that any personal information you enter on the For Britain Shop website is kept safe. The following section explains how we keep your data secure.


Security Technology

When you type in your registration details, our website automatically uses a secure mode. When you're submitting details to the For Britain Shop over the Internet, security is handled as follows:

1.     Firstly, when your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer) connects with the secure side of our server (website computer), that connection is between you and the server alone.

2.     Secondly, the information you're sending us will be encrypted before it begins its journey over the internet to forbritain.shop. This ensures that it can't be read by anyone else while it's in transit. In other words, during the communications between your browser and our server, the information is scrambled. This is known as encryption, the grade of encryption used could be 128, 168 or 256 bits, depending on the browser. 128bit encryption uses billions (2 to power of 128) of possible combinations to scramble the information. The enabling technology is called Transport Layer Security or TLS for short.

3.     Thirdly, we use PayPal as our preferred Payment Processor for taking all online payments. Your credit card and other financial information is not transmitted or stored on any forbritain.shop servers. All your most important data is handled solely by PayPal who are an industry leader in online payment security and have their own guarantees in place to ensure your financial security.

In summary, we've taken the appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information is not unlawfully processed. For Britain Shop uses industry standard practices to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal identifiable information, including "firewalls" and Secure Socket Layers. For Britain Shop treats data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorised access. However, no information transferred over the Internet or wireless network can be guaranteed 100% to be completely secure.

Why does a screen prompt tell me my security certificate is out of date?

A certificate is a piece of software that your browser uses to encrypt your personal information when it's being transmitted to and from the For Britain Shop. Sometimes if the website has been updated a cached version of the certificate is stored on your computer or phone which hasn’t updated correctly when you revisit our web site. To solve this you should clear your browser data from your computer or mobile phone.


There are also situations where an outdated older browser cannot accept the latest SSL certificates and don't process date information correctly. The solution is easy. Upgrade your browser to a newer version.


Why can't I see a padlock icon in Internet Explorer but can in Netscape Navigator?

Some older versions of Internet Explorer do not use the padlock icon to indicate whether an online page is using a secure protocol. To check whether a page is secure, look at the URL in the Address window. If it starts with the letters https instead of the usual http, it is secure. Alternatively, right click your mouse over the Address window and select Properties. If the page is secure, you'll see the words Transfer Protocol Privacy protected.

Netscape Navigator shows a locked padlock to indicate when a page is using a secure protocol. However, a few pages on the For Britain Shop still use frames that are effectively pages within pages. When this is the case, a secure frame within a page that doesn't contain secure information will still show an unlocked padlock. This doesn't mean that your personal information is insecure. To check, look in the Location window. If the page starts with the letters https instead of the usual http, it is secure. Alternatively, move your mouse over the frame you want to check, right click and select Open in New Window. That frame will now be in a new window and should show a closed padlock.