About Google Ads
Ever notice "Ads by Google," "Sponsored Links," or the AdChoices icon as you browse the web, use an app or watch a video? Advertisers can use Google AdWords or Google’s DoubleClick ad platform to show you ads like these. In addition to seeing ads based on the types of sites and apps you visit, you may also see ads based on your interests and more.
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Google’s Display Network, a collection of 2+ million websites, videos, and apps that partner with Google to show ads.
We may show you ads based on many factors, including:
- Types of websites you visit, and mobile apps you have on your device
- Cookies on your browser and the settings in your Google Account
- Websites and apps you’ve visited that belong to businesses that advertise with Google
- Your activity on another device
- Previous interactions with Google’s ads or advertising services
- Your Google Account activity and information
When showing you personalized ads, we will not associate an identifier from cookies or similar technologies with sensitive categories, such as those based on race, religion, sexual orientation, or health.
You can manage the information Google uses to show you ads with tools and controls. Below are just a few of the tools, controls, and resources developed by Google and other organizations to help you manage the information Google uses to show you ads.
|Tools, controls, and resources||What it is|
|Ads Settings||In your Ads Settings, found in My Account, you can learn about the information Google uses to personalize ads, including the option to turn off Ads Personalization altogether.|
|My Account||In addition to Ads Settings, My Account gives you quick access to settings and tools that let you safeguard your data, protect your privacy, and decide how your information can make Google services work better for you, including the ads you see.|
Google is a participating member of groups that have developed industry privacy standards like the AdChoices icon for online advertising.
|Australian Digital Advertising Alliance||Australia|
|Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA)||United States|
|Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada||Canada|
|European Digital Advertising Alliance||Europe|
|Network Advertising Initiative||United States|