A TikTok user has revealed a trick for viewing the full list of things that Google knows about you.
Trish, who goes by the name TikToktrishkabob, shared her trick as part of a video trend that asks people to share the random facts they only know because of their jobs.
In Trish’s case, she works as a digital marketer and has more insight into the world of Google than the average person would, saying “I don’t think anybody realizes just how invasive Google is.”
She then revealed that, if you’re wondering why you’re seeing the ads you’re seeing online, there is a website you can go to in order to see all the information Google knows about you personally.
Trish says “There’s actually a website that you can go to to see all of the assumptions Google has made about you based on your previous searches.”
Here’s how you do it.
- Log into a device that’s logged into your Google account.
- Go to adssettings.google.com
- You’ll then be able to see every assumption Google has made about you and why you see the ads you see.
Based on your searches, Google will guess your age range, gender identity and even whether or not you have children. It will also show your interests based on all your previous searches. Sort of creepy!
You can edit these and also turn off ad personalisation altogether.
Watch the full video here.