Safe Shopping

Debit/Credit Card

You can purchase goods using your debit/credit card and we use the following system to help ensure your security is protected:

Security Code

The security code is the three or four digit number printed on your debit/credit card giving increased protection against credit card fraud.

The number is not embossed on your card, so it cannot be printed on receipts - making it difficult for anyone other than the genuine cardholder to know it.

Verified By Visa - What Is It?

Verified by Visa is a simple password-protected identity checking service that improves security for our customers shopping online.

It is an extra step in the online checkout procedure, and is designed to stop unauthorised purchases and makes your online shopping even more secure.

What Do I Have To Do?

All you have to do is sign up for the service with the bank or organisation that issues your card. Once you register with Verified by Visa, you receive your personal message and then have to create a password.

Every time you buy something online from Halfords, you’ll be asked for your password along with your card number before you complete the transaction.

Comodo EV SSL is secured by Comodo EV SSL to protect your personal and credit card information with the highest level of data privacy and security and to verify that has been validated as an authenticated business.

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Online Payment Security and Data Privacy

Halfords take your online payment security very seriously and promise to protect your personal and credit card information with the highest level of data privacy and security.

We understand that you may be concerned about the security and privacy of online transactions. We hope this page will provide reassurance that your valuable data, such as credit card and personal details, are protected from prying eyes.

How do you secure my payments?

We employ data encryption to ensure safe and secure transactions on our site. Our payment area is secured using 128 bit encryption across a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). An SSL means that all of your personal information - credit card details, name, address - is encoded when it's sent to us. This encryption ensures that no one can read it as it travels over the Internet.

You'll know when you enter this area because the small yellow padlock appears in the bottom right hand corner of your browser. The other indication is in the address bar. When you enter the secure area of the site, the background of the address bar in Internet Explorer 7.0, Firefox 3.0 and Opera 9.5, will turn green or yellow and will display a padlock symbol. You'll also notice that http:// is replaced by https:// (the 's' standing for 'Secure').

Your internet browser provides visual indications that you are inside a secure site and that all data transferred is securely encrypted.

What is SSL?

Secure Sockets Layer, SSL, is the standard security technology for creating an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between our web server and your browser remains private and secure. This system is used by websites worldwide to secure internet transactions between the server and the customer.
In order to be able to generate an SSL link (signified by the gold padlock in the information tool bar), a web server requires an SSL Certificate.

Extended Validation SSL Offers Extra Protection

Our Extended Validation SSL certificates are provided by a world class Certificate Authority, Comodo.  Apart from the highest level of data encryption, High Assurance certificates validate that a company is a legally accountable organization with articles of incorporation and that the site has been verified as an authenticated business. The EV SSL validation process is the most extensive and rigorous in the Industry. Comodo are Web Trust compliant, meaning that their business practices and processes have been rigorously audited to AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) guidelines by an independent approved auditor (KPMG).

Comodo only provide High Assurance Certificates.

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