Cookie Policy

We value your privacy

We would like to use cookies on your site to ensure you get the best experience while you are on our site. We use cookies technologies to store and/or access device information. Consenting to these technologies will allow us to process data such as browsing behavior or unique IDs on this site. By clicking accept you consent use of all cookies.

Cookie Policy

The Law Society of Kenya respects the personal information and data that is collected from you through our website  We understand that your privacy is important to you and are committed to being transparent about the technology we use.

This cookie policy explains how cookies and other similar technologies may be stored on and accessed from your device when you use or visit our website.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files containing unique data to identify your computer to the network. When you visit a website, it gives your browser a cookie to store in a cookie file that’s placed in your browser’s folder on your hard drive. The next time you visit the same website, the browser will give back the cookie to identify you. Then the website loads with a personalized experience.

Cookies do contain data, and that typically includes a unique identifier and a site name. A cookie could also include personally identifiable information such as your name, address, email, or phone number if you’ve provided that information to a website

Why Do We Use Cookies?

The main purpose of web cookies is to make the internet experience easier for users. When websites can remember your past visits. Here are a few things cookies can do when you visit a website:

  • Set your chosen language preference
  • Remember items in a shopping cart
  • Remember if certain settings are turned on
  • Authenticate your identity
  • Prevent fraud
  • Create highly targeted ads
  • Track how you interact with ads
  • Make personalized contentrecommendations
  • Track items you view in an online store
  • Auto-fill information in form

What Kind of Cookies Are Used?

  • HTTPS cookies- are the internet version of magic cookies. They were specifically designed for the web, and this is where all modern cookies are derived from.
  • First-party cookies- are from websites you directly visit in your browser and are used to improve your online user experience. They often store information relevant to the website such as what you’ve viewed in the past or your settings preferences.
  • Session cookies- Work by storing information while you’re browsing a website. This means it won’t have to reauthenticate you for every web page you visit. Once you exit, your browser deletes all session cookies.
  • Persistent cookies- are used to track and collect information about you. This particular cookie enables websites to remember if you’re logged in and under what account. It’s also used to build a profile on your search history, so websites can recommend products, services, or content.
  • Essential cookies- are frequently an option to run only cookies necessary to run the website or for services you have requested (such as remembering your login credentials). This means you remove third-party cookies from your website experience.
  • Performance cookies- track your online movements and that data is used to improve the website. They measure analytics like how many times you visited a page, how much time you spent on a page, or when you left the website.
  • Functionality cookies- allow you to use the fundamental features of a website. This could be anything from your language preference to displaying local news stories. They typically enhance a website’s performance and functionality.
  • Advertising cookies- are often used for advertising purposes. Advertising cookies (also called targeting cookies) build a profile on you based on your interests, search history, and items you view. They then share that information with other websites, so they can advertise relevant products and services to you.

How to Manage Cookie Preferences?

As a user, you have the right to reject, delete, or otherwise limit the use of all types of cookies used while visiting the Law Society of Kenya website. You can change your cookie preferences by adjusting your browser setting. Be aware most browsers automatically accept cookies, so if you do not want cookies to be used, you may need to proactively delete or block the cookies. However, many of the cookies are important for the intended use of the website, so rejecting, deleting, or limiting the use of cookies may not result in optimal functionality of the website.

User Consent

User consent must be obtained before placing a cookie on your computer. Consent is further defined in the Data Protection Act as “any freely given specific and informed indication of the user’s wishes”. When you visit Law Society of Kenya website; you will see an informational box, banner, or pop up on the web page, providing information about the site’s use of cookies.

If you want to remove previously stored cookies, you can manually delete the cookies at any time. However, this will not prevent the sites from placing further cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your internet browser.

Changing your cookies settings

To enable or disable cookies, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the ‘Help’, ‘Tools’ or ‘Edit’ facility).

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