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Secure online shopping

Security of your personal details
Secure online shopping at Argos
How does your browser protect you and your data?

Security of your personal details

You may have seen in the press that some customers of banks and online businesses have been receiving fraudulent emails and/or pop-ups. These all have one thing in common: they request individuals to confirm their personal details, credit card details, or user name and password.

Argos may send you emails from time to time. We will never send an email asking for your security information or log on details, or direct you to a web page that asks for this information.

If you receive an email that appears to be from Argos that you suspect is fraudulent, do not click on any link contained within the email or provide any credit card or log on details. Please forward a copy to emailscams@argos.co.uk.

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Secure online shopping at Argos

At Argos, we take security very seriously and make shopping online as safe as shopping in any of our stores.

Your browser will go into secure mode as soon as you access 'Your trolley' or 'login' pages, i.e. before you enter any personal details. You can check that you are shopping in a secure environment by looking for either a locked padlock or a key icon in the grey bar at the bottom of your screen.

Being in 'secure mode' means that all of your details are encrypted to help keep them secure. Encryption creates billions of code combinations to protect each transaction made on our site, so your personal details cannot be viewed by anyone else using the Internet. If you are using one of the more recent browser versions, our site supports 128 bit encryption and therefore keeps your details as safe as possible at all times.

We recommend that you always close down your Internet browser when you have finished shopping online, especially if you use a shared PC. This will delete temporary Internet cookies from any sites that you may have visited.

If you have any further concerns about security, please email order.enquiries@argos.co.uk or call our customer service team on 0156 21083.

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How does your browser protect you and your data?

Most modern web browsers, such as Internet Explorer and Netscape, support 'secure mode' and standard security protocols.

Internet Explorer can warn you if the site you are about to send payment details to is secure or insecure. To make this happen, select OPTIONS on the VIEW menu and then click the SECURITY tab. Once all of the warning boxes have been ticked, Internet Explorer will automatically alert you each time you send your private details to another site.

If you use a Netscape browser, you should select SECURITY PREFERENCES from the OPTIONS menu and then click on the GENERAL tab. Tick all of the Security Alert boxes and again, you will be warned when you are sending details to secure and insecure sites.

Online security is constantly evolving so, if you are using older versions of Internet Explorer (version 4 or older versions of IE5), we recommend you update your browser to a later version of IE in order to take full advantage of the improved security features. If you'd like to update your browser, please visit the Microsoft website (Argos.ie is not responsible for the content of external websites. This will open a new window).

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