Don’t want Google to combine all of your personal data into one big heap? Erase your history now!
Naturally, Google emphasizes how keeping a thorough log of your web history will benefit your search results, but the choice to purge your record is up to you. Want to see all of the services that Google will be pulling data from? You can log into your Google dashboard to get a snapshot of how many products under the company’s umbrella are keeping track of you, but be prepared to be a little creeped out.
Don’t want Google to fine tune its advertising based on your personal web habits? While you can’t opt out of the policy or nuke all of your personal data across Google properties in one fell swoop, you can erase your entire web browsing history before the change goes into effect. Here’s how:
Step 1: Pull up your Google web history
Step 2: Hit the pause button to stop your data from being collected moving forward
Step 3: Select the “Remove All Web History” button to do exactly that
This article originally appeared on Tecca.