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Kenya News Alerts and your privacy

This page contains information on what ‘cookies’ are, the cookies used by Kenya News Alerts, how to switch cookies off in your browser, how to specifically switch off advertising cookies, and some useful links for further reading on the subject. If it does not provide the information you were looking for, or you have any further questions about the use of cookies on Kenya Today, please email cookies@kenya-news-alerts.com.

We use cookies to improve and customise your experience of Kenya News Alerts. They help us to understand who our visitors are and what you are interested in, which in turn helps us create a more exciting experience for you. Cookies are not harmful to you or your computer/device.

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.

Examples include:

  • 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.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google™’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

More information on how Google uses data -> read more

Advertising cookies
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.
We also use cookies to help us use targeted advertising. We may use cookies set by another organization so we can more accurately target advertising to you. For example, we may show adverts about holidays if you have recently visited the travel section of our site. These cookies are anonymous – they store information about what you are looking at on our site, but not about who you are.

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.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.

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.