Top tips to manage Google privacy settings by ESET
Web and app activity
Google saves your browsing activity on both its site and your local apps while you’re signed in. You can either turn it off altogether (it doesn’t mean that your ISP will not know what you browse), delete it manually or to have it deleted automatically every 3 months or every year and a half.
You can pause or turn off the recording of your location history any time, but that doesn’t mean that the data that has been already collected is wiped. Alternatively, you can choose which devices report your location and which don’t.
Voice and audio recordings
If Google Assistant is turned on, then your voice commands are being recorded and saved. As for turning it off, you can do that separately in the Activity controls section.
Youtube history and what you share
A thing we tend to forget about Youtube is that it is not only a site that we use to watch videos, but a social network as well.
The Ads settings control doesn’t allow you to turn off advertisements. Rather, it allows you to change the types of advertisements you see. If you want to limit the number of ads you see, perhaps an adblocker add-on for your browser would be a better choice.