Google has a tool that allows you to manage what kind of advertising appears to you. The platform is interesting because based on personal data, therefore, it reveals what Google knows about you and your preferences. The advertising management panel already existed, but now it has options to remove advertising related to certain subjects, websites visited or companies. In addition, the user can know what information influences the display of certain banners, links and other advertising elements on the Internet.
The tool, it is worth remembering, only has an effect on the content managed by Google's ad network. It includes advertising on search and on apps and websites that use the monetization platform. See the tutorial below on how to access and adjust your Google account's ad settings.
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Step 1. On your computer or mobile phone, go to https://adssettings.google/authenticated to open your account's announcement panel. I need to sign in to your Google account to access the content. Scroll down the page to access the list of topics considered interesting for you. The items highlighted at the top are directly related to account activity on the Internet, such as visiting e-commerce sites. Select one of them to expand the view;
Access a subject or website that originates advertisements for you Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 3. Google shows below why ads related to the website or service are being shown to you. Press Disable, in the lower right corner of the box, to remove the website from your history and prevent the display of advertising related to the selected subject;
Google explains the reason for the relevance of the topic for advertisements Foto: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 4. Scroll further down to find all topics related to your profile. It is possible to refine the display of advertisements by excluding other items that you may have already searched for, but are no longer of interest. Tick an item and disable.
Remove subjects you don't want to see in ads Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 1. At the bottom of the page, select What you disabled to re-enable the removed topics;
Access the topics removed from your advertising preferences Foto: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 2. Select the item shown below and choose Activate again.
Reactive ads on a certain topic Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
How to prevent data usage for ads
Step 1. Google also allows you to completely prevent your personal data from being used to personalize online advertising. To do this, go back to the top of the page and turn the key on the first panel, where there is "personalized ads";
Click the key to turn off ads based on your data Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 2. In the window that opens next, choose the Disable option.
Disable ads that use your data Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
You will continue to see ads when using sites and apps that use the Google advertising network, but from now on, the content will no longer be based on your personal information or content that you are not interested in.