How to Prevent Google From Collecting your Personal Information?
Google offers a host of free and convenient tools that some of us use in our daily lives, such as Gmail, Google Drive, Docs, Maps, and many more.
However, everyone knows that Google collects, through these tools, a lot of personal information about its users.
Many of the websites you visit use Adsense and Analytics, so Google knows about your location, the OS you use, your interests, and more.
All information collected by Google allows the latter to better target the advertisements that will be displayed in the web browsers of its users …
If you want to minimize this data collection, follow the tips below, depending on the browser that you use.
How to stop sending information to Google Analytics?
Even without using any of the tools offered by Google, your personal information may still be collected via any site using Google analytics.
To counter this collection, just install a plugin to your web browser.
To find it here
- Once you have accessed the download page, click the “download add-on …” button on the right side of the page.
-According to your browser, click “Accept and install” for IE and Firefox, and “Add to Chrome ” for Chrome.
-You can then validate adding the extension.
-According to your browser, you may be asked to restart the browser. Agree to perform the manipulation if this is the case.
Your browser will no longer send any information to Google Analytics.
How to disable personalized ads from Google?
Google has an advertising service that is present on a multitude of sites: AdSense.
Ads by AdSense are based on the content of the pages you visit, to offer content tailored to your tastes according to the sites you visit.
Between the sites you are used to consulting, the pages you visit, etc … Google has a complete list of your tastes and habits stored in a specific cookie.
Be aware that it is possible to disable this customization of ads.
To do this, simply go to this address in your usual browser: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/
You will then see a list of your interests, you will just delete those of your choice (or all if you want) by clicking on the corresponding small cross: