Your choices for cookies & data

When you use a Google service while you’re signed out, you might find a request from Google to make a choice about your cookies and personalization settings.

This lets you control how Google uses cookies for personalization and advertising on Search, YouTube, and the web. If you choose to “Accept all,” you will receive more relevant results and recommendations.

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Why am I seeing this request?

Before you continue to a Google service, you need to make a choice about your cookies selections and personalization settings.

This isn't about a change to the Privacy Policy. It’s about helping you understand:

  • How Google uses cookies
  • What information Google collects, why we collect it, and how we use it
  • Personalization settings that let you customize how you use Google even when you’re signed out

If you’re signed out, these choices let you control how Google uses cookies for personalization and advertising on Search, YouTube and the web. If you choose to “Accept all,” you will receive more relevant results and recommendations.

When will I see this request?

You might see this request if: 

  • You don’t have a Google Account
  • You have not yet set your cookie selection
  • You adjusted your cookie selections for certain Google services

Your decision may affect multiple Google services and not just the one where you view this request.

When I see this request, what options do I have?

When you read the request, you'll have several options.

Review the request & continue to the Google service
After you review the information, you can select “Accept all,” “Reject all,” or “More options” to choose the cookies selections and personalizations settings that are right for you.
Review your options

You can select “More options or go to g.co/privacytools.

You can also learn more about how Google uses data, uses cookies, and keeps information safe.

Adjust your personalization settings

You can control how Google uses cookies for personalization and advertising on Search, YouTube, and the web, even when you’re signed out. To adjust your personalization settings from the request, you can:

  1. Select More options.
  2. Make a choice for each setting.
  3. Select “Confirm your settings” or “Reject all” to decline the use of cookies for certain purposes.

You can also go to g.co/privacytools any time.

To learn more about the settings you can change, go to the "How do I change my personalization settings?" section below.

Will I see this request more than once?

You may see the request again if:

  • You use Google on multiple devices or browsers and aren't signed in
  • You clear your cookies or you've turned on browser settings that regularly clear your cookies

After I make a choice, what options do I have?

To manage your cookies or personalization settings, you can sign in to your Google account or visit g.co/privacytools at any time. You can also read our Privacy Policy and information about how Google uses cookies.

How is signing in to a Google Account helpful?

Choose “Sign in” on the request or visit account.google.com to sign in to your Google Account. Learn more about Google Accounts.

When you sign in to your Google Account, we can remember your account preferences and give you a consistent Google experience across all of your signed in devices. 

Tip: When you're signed in, you can also manage your Google personalization settings and data saved in your Google Account. This includes things like your searches and browsing activity and places you go.

How do I change my personalization settings?

If you want to change any of your personalization settings, you can go to g.co/privacytools at any time.

Some settings are only relevant if you're signed in to your Google Account, so you'll see fewer settings to change if you're signed out. 

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