We all know that when it comes to internet, online privacy is a huge concern. Due to the fact that most people tend to do things online, unknown to them, Google is slowly getting more and more information concerning their internet browsings every day. Most of us think that there’s no danger in browsing the internet unless you’re a celebrity or a politician, which is somewhat correct. However, this doesn’t mean that our internet portfolio must not be taken care of properly.
The real reason behind Google trying to solicit information about you is that it uses your information to give you the right kind of advertisements. Needless to say, everything you do while on the internet, from browsing various celebrities and even your choice of games is being recorded by Google accordingly. Using this information, Google can now target you with the ‘right’ kind of advertisements, which can probably give them more means of income along with potential traffic.
Browsing the internet in incognito mode can definitely help you. However, you still have to know what Google knows about you and delete it. In order to do this, you must do the instructions below:
- Log in to your Google Account (assuming that you already have one) and go to history.google.com to see your online browsing history. This means that everything you’ve searched while you’re logged in will be recorded there.
- Delete the entire search history by checking the items that you want to delete before clicking the Remove Items Deleting your browsing history by using cleaning tools only erases the items in your computer. However, Google also saves up a record that needs deleting also.
- Downloading your Google Search History. Alternatively, you can also download your Google Search History by clicking on the Settings icon (the gear-shaped icon) and then choose
However, whenever you download your Google Data archives, be informed that you must not do this when you’re using public computers. This is because of the fact that downloading the archive contains ALL of your data, including your browsing history. And by using this data, Google can also make inferences about your age, gender and shopping preferences while you’re online. Needless to say, this also includes almost anything, from your legal online browsings and even browsing on somewhat embarrassing sites alike.