Learn what TLS, SSL, and HTTPS mean and how to keep your data safe online.
SSL - Secure Socket Layer, TLS - Transport Layer Security, and HTTPS - Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure - all serve the same purpose by securing data during transmission between two systems. They're safeguards preventing criminals, governments, and bots alike from reading, or modifying data whilst travelling in the simplest of terms, and makes it impossible to read as data's encrypted.
We believe it's safe to say that you can safely browse websites regardless of whether you can visibly see the indicator or not - Google Chrome is removing the secure indicator from HTTPS sites - but it all depends on the browsing software being used.
HTTPS is recommended for all websites online as it indicates site security, and integrity whilst transmitting data. To establish whether a site uses HTTPS take a look at the address bar if present, and notice the protocol before the domain name e.g "https://tanizzle.com" where "tanizzle.com" is the domain, and "https" is the protocol. If you don't see the "s" after the "p" this doesn't mean that the site's insecure, but you shouldn't trust entering any personal information into it until you've concluded it safe. Learn more about SSL, TLS, and HTTPS.