Google advertising and Gmail, if you believe it (+AI voice)

Posted By on April 28, 2023

Do you trust that Google isn’t using your emails to push advertising to you?

Personally I’m thinking this might be a “sleight of hand” considering the cookies and the fact you are signed into your Google account and search are used in advertising. Perhaps they aren’t using the content of Gmail to generate advertising, but I still question … “why do they need to even scan the content of our emails?”

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Google GMail privacy

How Gmail ads work

When you open Gmail, you’ll see ads that were selected to show you the most useful and relevant ads. The process of selecting and showing personalized ads in Gmail is fully automated. These ads are shown to you based on your online activity while you’re signed into Google. We will not scan or read your Gmail messages to show you ads.

Privacy, transparency, and choice

Google does not sell your personal information, which includes your Gmail and Google Account information. We also do not share your personal information with advertisers, unless you have asked us to.

We are careful about the types of content we serve ads against. For example, Google will not target ads based on sensitive information, such as race, religion, sexual orientation, health, or sensitive financial categories. Ads displayed in Gmail are subject to the Gmail ads policies.

To opt-out of the use of personal information for personalized Gmail ads, go to the Ads Settings page, then turn off Ads Personalization. If you do opt-out, you may still see Gmail ads, but they will not be based on personal data Google has associated with your Google Account.



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