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What does Google know about me?

Anyone who’s used Bing for a while will know just how good Google is. If not, you’ll be blissfully unaware just how accurate and quick the searches are returned. Did you know however that the world’s favourite search engine collects data about you as you browse?

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A profile is created about you using the data that Google collects while you browse. This data is used to determine the adverts that are presented to you. Of course this isn’t an exact science if multiple users share the same device but it’s accurate enough for what Google needs. Head to google.co.uk/settings/ads to see what data’s they’ve collected.

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Ever heard of Google Analytics? No, well it’s heard of you. This system helps publishers to gauge their market as it shows what pages you’ve viewed on their site. It also shows how long you stayed and how many times you’ve visited. Check out tools.google.co.uk/dlpage/gaoptout if you want to opt out.

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Ever heard of Google Analytics? No, well it’s heard of you. This system helps publishers to gauge their market as it shows what pages you’ve viewed on their site. It also shows how long you stayed and how many times you’ve visited. Check out tools.google.co.uk/dlpage/gaoptout if you want to opt out.

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When you use Google on an Android device, the system tracks your location. Head to maps.google.co.uk/locationhistory to see what info they have on you.

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The guys at Google save every search you’ve ever made and every Google Ad you’ve clicked. Head to google.co.uk/history to see what they know about you.

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Google collects this data but other apps can access it. If you want to revoke any app’s permission, go to security.google.co.uk/settings/security/permissions.

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Google collects this data but other apps can access it. If you want to revoke any app’s permission, go to security.google.co.uk/settings/security/permissions.

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If you want to, you can export all of your data from Google. Stuff like emails, contacts, drive files and your YouTube profile info can be exported if you go to google.co.uk/takeout.

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The guys at Google also have access to your YouTube searches. To find out what they know go to google.co.uk/goodtoknow/online-safety/security-tools.

Tips on using Google

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The guys at Google also have access to your YouTube searches. To find out what they know go to google.co.uk/goodtoknow/online-safety/security-tools.

Tips on using Google

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