Turn off ad tracking on Windows

Data is constantly being gathered while we are searching the web, allowing companies to serve ads based around that data. Even Windows itself is capable of tracking you via your advertising ID. Luckily, you can turn this feature off. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Windows settings app.
  2. Go to Privacy > General.
  3. There will be different choices under “Change privacy options.”
  4. The first choice controls the use of your advertising ID. Move this slider to the “Off” position.

You should no longer receive targeted ads. From now on, they’ll be replaced with generic ones.