Payment & Security

Payment methods

We accept payment by most major credit and debit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and American Express. We also welcome PayPal payments.

Payment security

Our Payment Service Provider is PayPal, which provides a secure payment gateway (Level 1 PCI DSS) and processes payments for thousands of online businesses. PayPal will ensure that transaction data is handled safely and securely.

We do not store or have any access to your payment card details. The information you provide is transmitted directly to PayPal using industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. During the checkout process you will know that your session is taking place in a secure encrypted environment when you see the https:// in the web address and the locked padlock symbol alongside the URL.

PayPal also use 3D-Secure, a protocol designed to ensure enhanced security and strong authentication when you use your credit or debit cards for online purchases. It is called, depending on the card type, 'MasterCard SecureCode', 'Verified by Visa' and, in the case of American Express cards, 'Safekey'.

Website security

We also utilise Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology on our website to encrypt other sensitive material such as your name, address and telephone number. This means that any information passed between your computer and our server cannot be read in the event that someone intercepts it. The SSL technology includes the following features:

  • Authentication, which assures your browser that your data is being sent to the correct computer server, and that the server is secure.
  • Encryption, which encodes the data, so that it cannot be read by anyone other than the secure server.
  • Data integrity, which checks the data being transferred to ensure it has not been altered.