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How to disable the targeted ads (bubbling) in Google

If you use Google services, you might be knowing that Google collects some data about you to target you with relevant ads. Of all the information collected by Google, the most notable are your search queries when you are signed in (or even if you aren't), your location, your web browser cookies, and even your email. For example, if I Googled on how to buy tablets, I will see ads about online shops which sell tablets. Some users care a lot about their privacy and some of them just do not want any targeted ads. For those users, Google has a special set of settings.

The concept of targeted ads or interest-based ads is known as bubbling. Use the following link to adjust your ad preferences:
https://www.google.com/ads/preferences/

Using Ads Settings, you can control which type of information can be used to show you those targeted ads in search results, on YouTube and various online Google services.
google ads preferences
You can turn on or off the usage of the following items:

  1. Gender
  2. Age
  3. Languages
  4. Interests
  5. Advertisers' campaigns you've blocked
  6. Opt-in or opt-out of interest based ads on Google search and while browsing across the web

Configure these settings according to your personal preferences and you are done!

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

One thought on “How to disable the targeted ads (bubbling) in Google”

  1. After seeing this and your other tip. I downloaded all my data and deleted my Google account! No more Google for me! Thanks for the tip!

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