Google uses Gmail to track your online purchases and even you can track by private web tool that’s been active now
The percentage of people who think the internet is good for society is shrinking. People don’t like tracking or stealing their data. At this stage we have heard a lot about it, sometimes it comes from Google and sometimes we see Facebook in line. Here is another point claim by Google itself i.e they save years of information on online purchases you’ve made by the use of email.
As discovered by CNBC, Gmail users can click to see a list of their transactions, which goes back at least five years.
You can also see all the information by a private web tool.
The tech giant says it does not use this information for personalized ad tracking; The search engine giant said back in 2017 that it would stop using data collected from Gmail messages to personalize ads.
Google also lets users delete their tracking history through ‘My Activity’ page. Users can also delete the information from the Purchases webpage linked to their Gmail account. To do this, one needs to follow this link and manually select the purchases they wish to remove from their history.
However, Google stated that it doesn’t use this information to sell you ads.
“To help you easily view and keep track of your purchases, bookings and subscriptions in one place, we’ve created a private destination that can only be seen by you,” Google told The Verge in a statement.
“You can delete this information at any time. We don’t use any information from your Gmail messages to serve you ads, and that includes the email receipts and confirmations shown on the Purchase page,” the company added.
Google has been making a bigger push into the online shopping market, this week revamping its Shopping hub to allow people toitself.
Later this year, Google will also enable people to purchase products seen in YouTube videos like makeup tutorials.
The search engine giant on May 14 announced it will now allow ads to reflect on the homepage of its mobile app.