Secure Socket Layer (SSL)

SSL technology is a way of keeping the sensitive information you submit over the Internet safe.

What are HTTPS and SSL?

HTTPS stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Socket Layer, or HTTP over SSL. This is the secure version of the Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP).

The information that you provide to us is important and our website uses this protocol for when you make a payment or when you provide us with sensitive personal details.

The information you provide will be encrypted using 128 bit encryption and cannot be read by any party when transmitted from your computer to our servers.

You can find out more about secure web pages from the Get Safe online website.

How do I know if a webpage is secure?

If a website or a webpage is secure, web browsers like Internet Explorer or Firefox display a "padlock” icon at the bottom of the browser.

The SSL padlock symbol in Internet Explorer

You will also see "https://" displayed in the browser's address bar.

A secure website highlighted in the address bar in Mozilla Firefox

Contact the Corporate Web Team

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Corporate Web Team.

Email: web.team@richmond.gov.uk

The SSL padlock symbol in Internet Explorer

You will also see "https://" displayed in the browser's address bar.

A secure website highlighted in the address bar in Mozilla Firefox

Contact the Corporate Web Team

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Corporate Web Team.

Email: web.team@richmond.gov.uk

The SSL padlock symbol in Internet Explorer

You will also see "https://" displayed in the browser's address bar.

A secure website highlighted in the address bar in Mozilla Firefox

Contact the Corporate Web Team

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Corporate Web Team.

Email: web.team@richmond.gov.uk

The SSL padlock symbol in Internet Explorer

You will also see "https://" displayed in the browser's address bar.

A secure website highlighted in the address bar in Mozilla Firefox

Contact the Corporate Web Team

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Corporate Web Team.

Email: web.team@richmond.gov.uk

Updated: 21 March 2014