Safeguards that Periwinkles has in place: Here are some of the safeguards we have in place to protect against security breaches in the online environment:
Encryption - We have encryption technology in place (currently, 128 bit SSL) that allows for the protection of data in transit between your computer and ours. The closed lock icon (shown below) will usually indicate whether a communication session is encrypted. Another indicator is the "Https" in front of the website address. You'll notice this in areas where information is to be passed from your computer to our servers such as the login screen and throughout the checkout process.
"Cookies": Certain sections of our site require cookies to be enabled to enhance Web site performance. For example, they provide a secure way for us to verify your identity during your online session, they enable us to personalize your experience on our site, and they help enhance site navigation.
When you come to our Web site, our Web server sends a cookie to your computer. Standing alone, cookies do not identify you personally; they merely recognize your browser. We use two types of cookies on our Web site, temporary cookies and persistent cookies. Temporary cookies are used to store information during a browser session and will expire automatically when you close your browser. Persistent cookies are used to store information between visits to our Web site and are stored permanently or for a specified length of time.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (i.e. Internet Explorer) settings. If you disable cookies, you will not have access to many features that make your visit to our Web site fully functional.