Does your website have an SSL certificate? If not, you’ll need to consider adding one as beginning in July 2018 with the release of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure” as announced in a blog by Google in February. An SSL used to be an optional feature for websites but because of recent changes by Google, they are now becoming a requirement. Also, if you’re gathering any data through forms such as contact forms, booking forms, or mailing list sign up forms, you’ll also need an SSL to be GDPR compliant.
If you need help adding an SSL certificate to your website, please get in touch with us and we can help coordinate the purchase and installation of your SSL certificate for you. Many hosts charge approximately £50 + VAT per year for an SSL with advanced features and some hosts will offer a very basic SSL certificate for free with your hosting package. We can put you in touch with a UK WordPress hosting provider that offers hosting for £3.99 to £7.99 per month which will includes basic email and an SSL certificate. Send Katy an email and she can help you figure out your options.