Security

Research suggests that security is one of the biggest single influencing factors as to why people do not shop on the Internet. This is one of the reasons for our policy of openness. We are more than happy to share all of our company details with you, and moreover actively encourage your feedback, be it good, bad or indifferent. We are also happy to share with you our security policies – both online and offline.

If you require any further assistance on issues of security, then please do not hesitate to contact us on enquiries@historicfootballbooks.com

Online Security

To ensure that your online shopping with Historicfootballbooks.com is safe and secure we use a number of security features. When you enter the checkout area of our site the web pages are 128 bit SSL encrypted. SSL is an acronym for secure sockets layer and 128 bit is the level of encryption. SSL protects transmissions over the World Wide Web from eavesdropping by hackers by encrypting the data while it gets transmitted over the Internet. Some browsers refer to the certificate as TLS (Transport Layer Security), which is the successor to SSL.

SSL works through a certificate, issued by a Certificate Authority (CA), that authenticates the Historicfootballbooks.com domain. The Historicfootballbooks.com certificate was issued by GlobalSign nv-sa who verified our identity and our status as a limited company. With this certificate, secure transmissions on the server are certified to be secure. All modern web browsers support SSL, and we use this protocol to obtain confidential user information, such as your address and credit card details. Web pages that require an SSL connection start with “https://” instead of “http://”.

IP addresses and cookies

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

·       To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.

·       To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.

·       To speed up your searches.

·       To recognise you when you return to our site.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.