Take Control

You have the controls to manage your privacy.

We use data to make our services as useful as possible, but you decide what types of data we collect and use. We built My Account to give you quick access to easy-to-use tools that help you manage your privacy and security. You decide how your data can make Google services work better for you by reviewing the following settings.

Go to My Account

Manage your privacy settings with the Privacy Checkup

In just a few minutes, you can manage the types of data Google collects, update what personal information you share with friends or make public, and adjust the types of ads you would like Google to show you. You can change these settings as often as you want.

Take the Privacy Checkup

Secure your account with the Security Checkup

The first thing you can do to protect your Google Account is take the Security Checkup. We built it to help you verify that your recovery information is up to date and that the websites, apps, and devices connected to your account are ones you still use and trust. If anything looks suspicious, you can change your settings or password immediately. The Security Checkup takes just a few minutes, and you can take it as often as you like.

Take the Security Checkup

Decide what data is associated with your account

From better commute options in Maps to quicker results in Search, the data we save with your account can make Google services more useful to you. Using Activity Controls, you can decide what gets associated with your account and pause the collection of specific types of data — like your searches and browsing activity, the places you go, and information from your devices.

Go to Activity Controls

Control ads based on your preferences

In your Ads Settings, you can control ads based on what topics you are interested in. For example, if you use the Ads Personalization settings to tell Google that you like pop music, you might see ads for upcoming releases and shows near you when you are signed in to YouTube.

If you turn off Ads Personalization while you are signed in, we will stop showing you ads related to your interests across Google services as well as websites and apps that partner with us. If you are signed out, turning off Ads Personalization affects only Google services where ads are shown.

Go to Ads Settings

See what data is in your account at My Activity

My Activity is the central place where you can find things you have searched, viewed, and watched using our services. To make it easier to recall your past online activity, we give you tools to search by topic, date, and product. You can permanently delete specific activities or even entire topics that you don’t want associated with your account.

Go to My Activity

Review your basic account information

Control what personal information you share on Google services — like your name, email address, and phone number.

Review Your Personal Information

Take your content anywhere with Download Your Data

Your photos. Your emails. Your contacts. Even your bookmarks. You are in control of the content stored in your Google Account. That is why we created Download Your Data — so you can make a copy, back it up, or even move it to another service.

Go to download your data