Nothing scares you more on the internet than custom ads. Fortunately, there are some solutions you can turn to stop such practices.
If you searched online yesterday for details about a coffee maker or a bottle of wine, expect to see ads for those products for about two weeks in every corner of the internet. Whether you understand or do not understand how internet ads work, the mechanism by which they are customized according to your activity may scare you.
The interesting part of the equation is that if you read a document designed to explain the personalization of ads or the concept of “ad targeting,” the system seems to be invented for your own sake. Basically, almost all of the products or services you encounter in internet banners are offered to you according to your age, location, your affinity for restaurants, online stores and more.
Every gesture that you make on the internet on your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop is used to customize the ads you see.
There are many steps you have to go through if you want to know how you stop customizing your ads on the internet. First of all, you have to start with Google. The Mountain View giant earns more than 90% of the money on Internet advertisements, starting from your individual profile and your online activities.
Because of Google’s GDPR legislation, Google has implemented an easy way to stop customizing ads, although US officials prefer the word “ads.” To stop the crawl, go to this address, log in with your Google account, and unsear “Ad customizers” at the top of the window.
Because there are a few hundred custom advertisers on the internet, there are a few more steps you need to go through to see arbitrary advertising in every corner of the internet. Go to this address, wait for the list to be loaded underneath and check Refuse on each company. For the sake of efficiency, you can go to the bottom of the list and you can click on All Desktops from the beginning. Changes will be applied in real time.