Facebook is the most used social network in the world and has a special place in our daily web browsing. Anyone with an account on the service visit him a few times a day, either to post and interact with status updates, or simply read what up friends or favorite pages.
As many know, the main way of monetizing Facebook is advertising. The social network uses a system social ads that associates user activity to attract friends. For example, if one of our contacts marked page likes a beer brand, we see an ad for the same product with the phrase “A ‘nombredeejemplo’ likes this page” . Other users encounter the same thing when we use the “Like” on a page.
This system generates concern among many Facebook users who prefer to keep their interactions privately . If you do not want to use their social network “Likes” in advertising, there is an easy way to avoid it. Below are detailed the actions to take.
First we have to log on to Facebook.com and display the menu on the far right of the top bar. From there we will enter the “Privacy Settings” .
Once inside the new section we click on “Commercials” .
that paragraph are two points: “Other websites” and “ Ads and friends” . The one that interests us is the second because it includes social advertising options. Before changing the setting is recommended that you read the documentation provided by the social network.
click on “Edit” and headed to “People can see my social actions associated with ads” . In the dropdown menu choose “Nobody” and save the changes to take effect.
In the other section of advertisements, Facebook says it currently does not allow advertisers or third-party applications using our name and profile picture in ads. However, the social network to configure the use of personal information in case you change your attitude towards the future . If you want, there also can press “Edit” and choose “Nobody” .
are simple changes but help improve the privacy of our accounts . If tomorrow we decided to share the information of our social actions to be used in Facebook ads, we need only return to the aforementioned section and modify the settings as desired.
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