We will start to transition our website from HTTP to HTTPS in July 2018. This update will include providing and setting up new security certificates and will coincide with Google’s announcement that with their July Chrome browser release, sites not migrated to HTTPS will have a ‘not secure’ message. Currently, according to Built With, only 0.3% of all internet sites have the new certificates (as of June 2018), so Google is pushing harder to drive compliance.
HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) is an internet communication protocol that protects the integrity and confidentiality of data between the user's computer and the site they are visiting. Adopting HTTPS basically protects a user’s connection to your website because the data sent using HTTPS is secured via Transport Layer Security protocol (TLS), which provides three key layers of protection:
Yes, the HTTPS update will cover all webpages but the shopping experience is already HTTPS enabled. Our shopping experience is a completely safe and secure - we protect client information using the latest e-commerce privacy technologies. In fact, you’ll notice when moving from cart to checkout, the URL changes to an HTTPS address.
Before the update is complete, clients may receive "site not secure" warnings when they try to log into their galleries - this will be resolved on completion of the update.