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Service notifications: Sometimes it is necessary to send announcements regarding the availability of services. For example, if our services are temporarily unavailable for maintenance, we may notify users by email. These announcements are not promotional in nature.
We communicate with our users via our help desk system or via email.
Use of information
Cookies and other technologies used for analytics help collect data, which allows services to understand your interaction with a particular service. These insights allow the Services to improve content and develop better features that enhance your experience.
Some cookies and other technologies help websites and apps learn how visitors use their services. For example, Google Analytics uses a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without revealing the identity of individual users to Google. The _ga cookie, the main Google Analytics cookie, enables the service to distinguish between users and lasts for two years. All websites that implement Google Analytics, including Google services, use the _ga cookie. Each _ga cookie is unique to a specific entity, so it cannot be used to track a specific user or browser on unrelated websites.
Google is experimenting with new ways to support the delivery and measurement of digital advertising that better protect user privacy online through Chrome's Privacy Sandbox initiative. Users participating in Chrome's Privacy Sandbox original trials may see relevant Google ads based on Topics or FLEDGE data stored in or shared with their browsers. Google may also measure ad performance using attribution report data stored in or shared with their browsers. More information about Privacy Sandbox.
HOW GOOGLE USES DATA FROM WEBSITES AND APPLICATIONS
Many websites and apps use Google services to improve their content and keep providing it for free. When integrated with our services, these websites and apps share information with Google.
For example, when you visit a website that uses advertising services such as AdSense, including analytical tools such as Google Analytics, or that has embedded video content from YouTube, your web browser automatically sends certain data to Google. This includes the URL of the page you are visiting and your IP address. We can also place cookies in your browser or read the ones already in it. Apps that use Google's advertising services also share data with Google, such as the app's name and a unique advertising identifier.
If you turn on ad customization, Google will use your data to show you more useful ads. For example, a website that sells mountain bikes can use Google's advertising services. After visiting that site, you might see an ad for mountain bikes on various sites that display ads served by Google.
If ad customization is turned off, Google will not collect or use your data to create an ad profile or customize the ads it shows you. Ads will still appear, but they may not be as useful. Ads may still be based on the topic of the website or app you're viewing, the terms you're currently searching for, or your general location, but they won't be based on your interests, search history, or browsing history. Your data may still be used for the other aforementioned purposes, for example to measure the effectiveness of advertising and to protect against fraud and abuse.
When you interact with a website or app that uses Google services, you may be asked if you want to be shown customized ads from advertising service providers, including Google. Regardless of your choice, Google will not customize the ads that are shown to you if your ad customization setting is turned off or your account is not eligible for customized ads.
In the ad settings, you can see and specify the data based on which we will show you ads.
How you can manage the data Google collects on these websites and apps
Here are some ways you can manage the data your device shares when you visit or interact with websites and apps that use Google services:
• Ad settings help you manage the ads that are shown to you on Google services (such as Google search or YouTube) or on non-Google websites and apps that use Google ad services. You can also learn how ads are customized, opt out of ad customization, and block specific advertisers.
• If you are signed in to a Google Account, and depending on your account settings, on the My Activity page you can view and manage the data that is created when you use Google services, including the data we collect from the websites and apps you've visited. You can view your activity by date and topic, and you can delete it partially or completely.
• Many websites and apps use Google Analytics to see how visitors interact with their websites or apps. If you do not want Analytics to be used in your browser, you can install the Google Analytics browser add-on. Learn more about Google Analytics and privacy.
• In Chrome's incognito mode, you can browse the web without logging web pages and files in your browser or account history (until you sign in). Cookies are deleted after closing all anonymous windows and tabs, and bookmarks and settings are kept until you delete them. Learn more about cookies.
• Many browsers, including Chrome, allow you to block third-party cookies. You can also delete all existing cookies stored in your browser. Learn more about managing cookies in Chrome.