How To Turn Off Facebook Tracking Activity
Recently I’ve discovered that Facebook has shared my data to over 400+ apps and websites. It sounds scary but this is the truth and ever wonder why you’re getting loads of Ads on your newsfeed now? Read more as I explain about Off-Facebook Activity.
What Is Off-Facebook Activity?
Below is what Facebook mentioned on their site. Yes, but they are not being specific, which company will these days?
Off-Facebook activity includes information that businesses and organisations share with us about your interactions with them. Interactions are things such as visiting their website or logging in to their app with Facebook. This does not include customer lists that businesses use to show a unique group of customers relevant ads.
Facebook Data Control
When you visit a website or an app, companies or organisations (Linked/Paid to Facebook) can share information about what you doing online with Facebook using Facebook business tools.
Facebook Tracking You – See Now
This tracker will show you 180 days’ worth of the data Facebook collects about you from the many organizations and advertisers in cahoots with it. Yes, they collect even when you’re NOT online on Facebook and share it with others. You can view your Facebook activity list.
If you care about your privacy, you should turn off this option. To do so, follow the steps below:
How To Stop Facebook Tracking Activity
Click little arrow in the top right and click on Settings.
Click on Your Facebook Information and click on View next to Off-Facebook activity.
On the right side, click on Manage your off-Facebook activity.
Now, click on Clear History.
Next, click on Manage Future Activity.
Slide the slider to the left.
When you see the confirmation dialogue, click on Turn Off.
- Click in the top right.
- Select Settings & Privacy > Settings.
- Click Your Facebook Information in the left column, then click Off-Facebook Activity.
- Click Clear History > Clear History.
Whilst Facebook is a great social media platform but they should not own your privacy. What do you think about this? do you agree on them collecting your data?