Have you noticed all the press focused on Facebook and personal data use lately? If not, you may want to read about GDPR, because it effects the changes we’re seeing Facebook make in regard to using and storing people’s personal data. Facebook’s ads and targeting capabilities are robust, but are changing in some big ways.
One of the ways Facebook is changing has to do with being even more transparent. Did you know there is a way to tell who is using your data to market to you on Facebook? Not only that, but you can go through your preferences and adjust from whom you see ads.
All you need to do is log into Facebook and follow this link.
There are quite a few things to go through on this page to adjust your Facebook permissions settings:
- Your Interests: There are categories at the top, each one filled with many interests. Roll over each to see why you’d see an ad from them and “X” to hide any you know longer want to see.
- Advertisers You’ve Interacted With: Who have added their contact list to Facebook, Whose website or app you’ve used, whom you’ve visited and more. Hover over to “X” remove yourself.
- Ad Settings: Go through each of these controls to adjust to your preferences and see what you’re currently set to.
If you want to learn more about how Facebook uses your data to advertise to you, find out more here.