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I am getting non-personalized ads despite having ad personalization turned on. I am logged in with 3 accounts. All of them have ad personalization turned on. I use only one of them for YouTube and when I click on the exclamation mark on the ad, it states that I've turned off ad personalization (sorry about the language, I don't know how to change it for the other pictures).


I have some settings in activity control disabled and only YouTube related settings are enabled. I tried turning them all on, but it didn't have any effect. Could this be because I didn't enable them for long enough? (It's been 17 hours)
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It appears this issue is growing. I'm seeing more and more people posting and yet Youtube is silent on the matter. Does anyone have something that will fix it?
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Add me to the annoyed millions...same problem, no solution...
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Same. I'm just going to keep being loud about it until they do something. Getting the same ads everyday is driving me up the wall and making me hate the companies.
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Same problem
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SAME SAME SAME !!!
VERY VERY VERY Annoying.
Many times in a language I cannot read at all (Chinese or something like that).
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When I click on Why This Ad?, it says that I have ad personalization turned off even though it is turned on. It would be great to fix this issue very soon since some of the ads have inappropriate content. Since Google thinks ad personalization is off when it is actually on, I'm not able to flag the  inappropriate ad.
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Hm.. "growing issue" in October. Still an issue in December. WHAT IS YOUTUBE DOING?
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When will this get fixed?!? I turned them off years ago, and when I went to reenable them, I was given a page that was completely different, and claimed to already have personalized ads enabled. This page does nothing. I can only assume the setting set by the old page is different from the one set by the new one, and I can't toggle it anymore? What a horrible way to program this, what a mess...
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I really hope someone can get back to us on this soon. Being inundated with political ads and ads waaay off my interest base is getting a bit old. Please check into this YT. :(
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