How to stop Google & Websites from Tracking your Smart device history?

 

A number of times a feeling comes that someone is watching us on the internet. When you pull out smartphone or use laptop to surf web chances of yours being watched are very high. The websites explored, the blogs you read and stuff you buy, the music you listen and other details are being watched. All this information is quite vital to the advertisers as well as the marketers.

Maybe you’re unaware of this or you don’t care if someone collects data about you. But if you’re aware of this and want to stop this from happening, get expert guidance from the experts of the Eset Technical Support. The guidelines in this blog will inform you how to secure the privacy on any Android device.

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How Google and other websites collect user info?

Most of the users of Google don’t know that Google tracks their activity. This is all done by a small code-named Cookie. Cookies are small files that a website sends to the web browser like Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or the Internet Explorer, they are often kept on user device. They are setup in such a way that they track user activities.

Cookies are not always ugly one. However, their presence makes the browsing experience a great one. They help to load a web page quickly when opened next time. They remember all login data when you click on “remember me”.

Methods to Disable Tracking Cookies:

  1. Enable Private Browsing

One simple method to stop websites from tracking the activity is to use private browsing feature on web browser. When activated, private browsing stops web browser from saving the search history as well as cookies.

The method of entering private browsing depends on the web browser used on the device. For example, if you use Chrome, you just have to tap icon in the upper-right space, tap the More Options Symbol, and choose New Incognito tab to open private browsing. Firefox named it as a “masking,” process and Opera named it as “private.” If you face any trouble with private browsing, reach experts of the Eset Customer Support.

  1. Deactivate Google’s Tracking Service

If you are a Google user having account on it, then you can take an additional step and take permanent action by stopping the Google’s tracking service. Here’s how:

On device, click myactivity.google.com and log in to the Google account. In the upper-right area near the account details, you’ll get More Options. Tap on that icon and choose Activity controls.

On this webpage, you’ll get a list of the several activities that Google watches: Location History, Web & App Activity, Device Information, YouTube Search History, Voice & Audio Activity, and YouTube Watch History. There’s a small slider beside every activity name. Just turn it off tracking for the specific activities, and you’re all done.

  1. Control Ad Data

Android phones users can do an extra step within the phone itself. You can stop Android phone or tablet from receiving any personalized ads, that are based on the browsing habits. Open the device’s Settings, go to Google > Ads > Switch on Option out of Ads Personalization > click OK.

If in case the above steps are still not working for you, then simply contact the experts of the Eset Antivirus Support. They are ready to handle such issues with proper care and awareness.

 

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