The ads that play on YouTube videos or Shorts that you watch are tailored to your interests. They're based on your Google ad settings, the content that you've watched and whether you're signed in or not.
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When you're signed in, these anonymous signals may decide which ads you see:
- Types of videos that you've viewed
- The apps on your device and your use of apps
- Websites that you visit
- Anonymous identifiers associated with your mobile device
- Your 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 that 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, have a look at our paid memberships for an ad-free experience.
To stop seeing a specific ad without reporting it, select InfoBlock ad on the ad. This option is only available if you choose to customise the ads that you see in My Ad Centre.
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 InfoReport ad or choose to fill in and submit this form. Our team will then review your ad report and act on the report if appropriate.
Reporting ads is only available on YouTube mobile and on a computer.
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.