It is debated since long that Google is tracking everything of its user. From the location of the user to what he is purchasing, everything is accessed by Google, based upon the settings user has enabled with his device.
However, recently Google gives its users more autonomy that they can direct Google to delete their Map as well as search history using a setting. Also, Google announced that a user can use Map in incognito mode.
The latest report is coming from CNBC that Google is tracking your purchase record, thanks to the purchase receipt coming at your Gmail account.
You can see your purchase record at https://myaccount.google.com/purchases
According to CNBC, the company says it does not use this information for personalized ad tracking; Google said back in 2017 that it would stop using data collected from Gmail messages to personalize ads. You can also delete the information from the Purchases webpage, but you must do so individually for each recorded transaction.
What I Found on Purchase Page
Once the news came, I just opened my Gmail and then clicked the link above and got that from the Year 2014 to till now, my every purchase is listed on the page, no matter which application I did use to purchase the item. From my shopping on Flipkart to Myntra to Uber Eat and no matter what, everything is listed there.
Clicking on the items in the list it opens invoice like a page that contains your full order details like eCommerce company name, purchase date, order id, item details, amount and full shipping address.
There is Remove Purchase button is given at the left bottom of the page where user can actually remove this purchase. However, my view is that this is only a soft delete. Actual data will never be deleted from the server and kept as data for further use. And, in fact, you can delete from the purchase but you would never want the receipts to be deleted from your Gmail account. Sp, Actually, it will never be deleted from the purchase until you delete the receipt from the Gmail account.
Google says it doesn’t use your Gmail to show you ads and promises it “does not sell your personal information, which includes your Gmail and Google Account information,” and does “not share your personal information with advertisers unless you have asked us to.”
According to CNBC, Google told them the user capability of turn the tracking off entirely but CNBC confirmed that the functionality didn’t work.
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