A couple of weeks ago, the social media giant Facebook announced that in order to serve us with targeted ads – it will starting using our data that it collects from apps. It actually means that Facebook will now use your browsing history to earn money and benefit its advertisers.

Today, we are going to help you with how to stop Facebook from using your browser history, but this won’t entirely stop Facebook from saving your data but at least partially.

Note: If you are using any kind of ad blocking software, you will have to disable it to perform this procedure.

1. To avoid your data being shared, you will have visit the Digital Advertising Alliance here and let them know that you don’t want Facebook to share your data.

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2. Once you are here just scroll down and look for Facebook.  Now check the box in front of Facebook and the box in front of any other site you may want to stop collecting your data and click ‘Submit your choice’.

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3. You will see a message stating that your request has been completed for this browser.

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Stopping Facebook from saving your data on mobile phones:

Users have shifted from desktops to mobile devices and for those users we will explain how to stop Facebook or any other site from saving your browsing history.

For iOS users: 

Open settings and go to General>Restrictions>Advertising (under the “Privacy” section). Flip the switch for Limit Ad Tracking, and you’re all set.

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For Android users:

Now if you’re using Android, go to Google Settings>Ads>Opt Out of Interest-Based Ads and browse with peace of mind.

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You can now browse peacefully without giving away your personal details.

Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.