Ads on videos you watch
The ads that play on YouTube videos you watch are tailored to your interests. They’re based on your Google Ad Settings, the videos you’ve watched, and whether you’re signed in or not.
When you're signed in, these anonymous signals may decide which ads you see:
- Types of videos you’ve viewed
- The apps on your device and your use of apps
- Websites you visit
- Anonymous identifiers associated with your mobile device
- Previous interactions with Google’s ads or advertising services
- Your geographic location
- Age range
- YouTube video interactions
These ads are based on the content of the videos you’ve watched whether you’re signed in or not.
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