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.
Manage privacy settings for ads
Turn off ads
If you want to turn off ads on YouTube, check out our paid memberships for an ad-free experience.
To stop seeing a specific ad, select Info Stop seeing this ad on the ad. This option is only available if you have ad personalization turned on in your Google Account Ad Settings.
Report an ad
If you see an ad that you dislike, use the info above to manage your ad settings. If you see an ad that is inappropriate or even violates Google’s ad policies, you can report it.
To report the ad, select Info on the ad then Why this ad Report this ad, or choose to fill out and submit this form. Our team will then review your ad report and take action if appropriate.
Reporting ads is only available on YouTube mobile and desktop.
Fill in lead forms
When you open a lead form in a video campaign on YouTube, some fields are pre-filled when you’re signed in to your Google Account.