Top 3 ways to disable personalized ads in Windows 10: - Windows 10 always watches over its users. Yes, it literally does. Windows 10 collects data on users' usage behavior by tracking their searches, the nature of browsing and more. It uses various cookies and related services to do this. Windows 10 doesn't do this stalking work for anything else, but to use this information to efficiently display ads that they find useful to users. Then, based on the data collected, Windows 10 can show personalized ads to users. The result is increased product sales, as personalized ads always find a way to make their mark. But not everyone likes to be bullied. Read on to find out how to escape personalized Windows ads by not tracking them.
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WAY 1: via your web browser
- Launch your web browser. Then Click Here, to go to Microsoft's opt-out webpage as shown in the screenshot. There you will see a box called Custom ads in this browser. You will see an toggle button. Disable this option if you don't want to be shown personalized ads. If you want personalized ads to appear, enable this toggle button.
WAY 2: through your Microsoft account
- Now, on the same webpage, you'll see a second box called Personalized Ads every time I use my Microsoft account just below the first one. There you will see a link called Sign in to edit. Click to activate the corresponding toggle button.
- Clicking on the Login file to edit link will open the following web page. If you don't have a Microsoft account, you can click the link called Sign up now. OR Click here to create a new Microsoft account.
- Now that you have a Microsoft account, you can log in with your credentials from here.
- Once logged in, the opt-out page will show that you are logged in. Now the toggle button will be active as shown in the screenshot. You can turn it on or off according to your preferences as before.
WAY 3: through Windows applications
- Click on the Start menu to access Settings.
- From the available options, choose the one labeled Privacy.
- From the left pane of the window that opens, click General. Now in the right window pane, find the toggle button corresponding to Allow apps to use my advertising ID for cross-app experiences. Disable this option if you don't want to be shown personalized ads. Otherwise, turn it on.
Here it is. Now you can easily decide whether or not you want Windows to show you personalized ads that easily. Hope the article was helpful.