Google isn’t really shy about tracking your every move across the Internet. The company admits readily following your digital footprint. This ranges from things you do such as the websites you visit, ads you click and the videos watch to things you create like Emails you send and receive on Gmail, photos and videos you upload, and so on.
If that’s all bit too much for your taste, there’s a way you can stop the omnipresent-like search engine company from tracking you. Here’s how explained in easy-to-understand steps:
■ Type www.google.com in the address bar of your favorite browser and press Enter.
■ If you’re not logged in, click on the blue Sign In in the top right corner and provide your credentials to log in to your account.
■ Once signed in, click on the profile icon in the top right corner.
■ Click on the blue My Account button to access your account’s settings.
■ In the middle section titled Personal info & privacy, click on Manage your Google activity link.
■ In the Activity controls section, click on the Go To Activity Controls link found on the right side of the page.
■ You'll find six sections on the resulting page: Web & App Activity, Location History, Device Information, Voice and Audio Activity, YouTube Search History, and YouTube Watch History.
■ Each section contains a slider you can select to toggle off as you can see in this image:
■ As there is no universal button that turns off all the activities, you have to click on each slider.
■ By toggling off these activities, Google will no longer be able to track you and you can continue using your Google account without the company following you online.