We can鈥檛 remember the last time we weren鈥檛 on Google. Day and night, for both work and play, it鈥檚 one site that always has our backs, patiently answering聽our every聽question聽without the added side of sass *cough, cough*, Siri (have you tried asking Siri聽if she watches Game of Thrones? Exactly!).


Given how much time we spend with Google (can you blame us with all its cool features, like聽this tool that turns photos into art?), it鈥檚 safe to say that the site knows a lot about us. And we do mean a LOT. Like, more than all of our family members, BFFs and nosy neighbors聽combined.聽We had an idea of the basics聽before (the less tech savvy amongst you can try our step-by-step guide聽to navigating these waters),聽but we now have imgur user XZorbys聽to thank for breaking it down even further and聽getting us where we want to go in a jif. 聽Here are the pages you鈥檒l want to visit to get a better sense of yourself and your cruisin鈥 habits.

1.聽Search History: This is everything you鈥檝e ever searched for in one place. It鈥檚 a great way to know which sites you鈥檙e really addicted to and how many hours a day you spend on, oh, say聽Brit + Co聽(*wink, wink*).

2.聽Ad Settings: If you鈥檝e ever thought, 鈥淲TF鈥澛燼bout the ads Google shows you, this link can explain聽why you鈥檙e being targeted with all those shopping and beauty popups. You can also adjust your ad settings and turn them off.

3. Location History: Here聽are all the places around the world you鈥檝e ever used Google in, browsable by聽year, month聽and specific date.

4.聽聽Takeout: If you really聽want to know every. single. piece. of information Google has about you, you can export it all from this link and study up聽lottttsss of reading聽there, guys.

5.聽聽Dashboard: To get a better sense of which Google products are your favorites and which services you鈥檙e using most frequently, you can take a look at this activity page.

6.聽YouTube Search History: This list is likely聽full of聽kitten videos and DIY tutorials, but it鈥檚 interesting to note聽what other clips made the cut like聽how many times you watched the聽Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt聽trailer.

7.聽Permissions:聽Get to know the permissions聽you鈥檝e given to various sites, apps and the like, and what exactly they entail.

That鈥檚 a lot to take in, but before you totally freak and start deleting your search history, note that this information is only visible to you and聽you alone. Hoorah!

Will you be bookmarking these helpful links?聽Tweet us @BritandCo!

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