Privacy & Cookies
Kenya News Alerts and your privacy
By continuing to browse Kenya News Alerts, you consent to our placing cookies on your computer (unless you have chosen to disable them via your browser (see below). However, if you do not allow cookies on your computer you will not be able to fully enjoy our website.
What are cookies?
‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store things like user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a ‘memory’ for the website, so that it can recognise you when you come back and respond appropriately.
What cookies does Kenya Today use?
A visit to a page on Kenya News Alerts may generate the following types of cookie:
- Site performance cookies
- Anonymous analytics cookies
- Advertising cookies
- Third party advertising cookies
Site performance cookies
This type of cookie remembers your preferences for tools found on the Kenya News Alerts, so you don’t have to re-set them each time you visit.
- volume settings for our video player
- whether you see the latest or the oldest article comments first
- video streaming speeds that are compatible with your browser
Anonymous analytics cookies
Every time someone visits our website, software provided by another organisation generates an ‘anonymous analytics cookie’. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don’t, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit the site.
Kenya News Alerts cannot use these cookies to identify individuals. We use them to gather statistics, for example, the number of visits to a page.
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These cookies allow us to know whether or not you’ve seen an advert or a type of advert, and how long it is since you’ve seen it.
Third party advertising cookies
A lot of the advertisements you see on Kenya News Alerts are provided by other organisations. Some of these organisations use their own anonymous cookies to track how many people have seen a particular ad, or to track how many people have seen it more than once.
The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and we have no access to read or write these cookies. These organizations may use their cookies to anonymously target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to Kenya News Alerts.
Other third party cookies
On some pages of our website, other organisations may also set their own anonymous cookies. They do this to track the success of their application, or to customise the application for you. Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access these cookies, nor can the other organisation access the data in cookies we use on our website.
For example, when you share an article using a social-media sharing button (for example, Facebook) on Kenya News Alerts, the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this.
How do I turn cookies off?
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site.
You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising platforms for more information: Network Advertising Initative.
They have provided a site where you can control all third-party online advertising. Please note that there are many more networks listed on this site than those that we use at Kenya News Alerts.