What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is saved in your browser. They allow websites to recognise browsers that make subsequent requests and to store website settings within the web browser. This in turn allows websites to remember user preferences, to enable users to securely log into secure areas and to create reports on which pages are popular, so that the website can be improved. Cookies may be stored directly by a website that you visit (“first-party cookies”) or by third-party services that the website your visit depends upon (“third-party cookies”).
The cookies we use
When you visit our website, the following first-party and third-party cookies may be stored in your browser.
- Chino.io website cookies: these are first-party cookies that are required for the correct operation of our website. They include, for example, a cookie that enables our website to see you as a single visitor as you move from one page to another and to log securely into the website (the “sessionid” cookie). Additionally, the “csrftoken” cookie protects against hackers submitting unauthorized data to our server using your account using Cross Site Request Forgery techniques.
How to block cookies
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. However, you have the ability to disable cookies if you wish, generally through changing your internet software browsing settings. It may also be possible to configure your browser settings to enable acceptance of specific cookies or to notify you each time a new cookie is about to be stored on your computer enabling you to decide whether to accept or reject the cookie.
However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Cookies are a standard part of most modern websites. We recommend that, for the highest functionality of our website, you accept the default configuration of your web browser.