?
Solved

Ecommerce: HTTPS with tracking pixels

Posted on 2015-02-20
1
Medium Priority
?
130 Views
Last Modified: 2015-03-19
Hi,

I am helping a friend with his ecommerce site. He has valid SSL certificates and hence shoppers can browse securely on HTTPS, with a nice green padlock in the browser bar. Which is a good reassurance for alert online shoppers.

He recently introduced a third party tracking pixel on the site, which is called remotely and communicates over HTTP. Because of this, ie. because the user's entire session isn't going over HTTPS, the green padlock does not appear and it causes the browser to alert the customer that the website is unsecured or unsafe. Although all sensitive user data is actually only ever sent down the HTTPS connection!

How could this be improved to restore the green padlock and user confidence? How have other retailers dealt with this?

Arno
0
Comment
Question by:Roger Adams
1 Comment
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
Lucas Bishop earned 2000 total points
ID: 40621554
Third parties will generally offer a secure version of their code for this type of setup. You'll need to review the 3rd party's site for a tracking pixel integration for secure servers.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

CTAs encourage people to do something specific to show interest in your company, product or service. Keep reading to learn why CTAs should always be thought of as extremely important, albeit small, sections of websites.
We aren’t perfect, just like everyone else.  Check out the email errors our community caught and learn the top errors every email marketer should avoid.
Use Wufoo, an online form creation tool, to make powerful forms. Learn how to selectively show certain fields based on user input using rules to gather relevant information and data from your forms. The rules feature provides you with an opportunity…
Learn how to set-up PayPal payment integration in your Wufoo form. Allow your users to remit payment through PayPal upon completion of your online form. This is helpful for collecting membership payments, customer payments, donations, and more.

621 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question