Stop Facebook Tracking with PurePrivacy: Secure Your Data

  • By Muhid Suleman

    Muhid Suleman

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    Muhid Suleman, An expert writer from Pureprivacy's content team, Dedicate to make data privacy simple and accessible for you. Muhid, Our Content Wizard, weaves tales about online privacy using simple and user friendly procedures. He firmly believes that online privacy is your right and a big deal in the digital jungle.

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  • 10 July 2024
  • 11 mins read

Over 2 billion people worldwide use Facebook to connect, share, and interact online. However, this widespread usage raises significant privacy concerns. 

Using Facebook means our activities and personal info can be tracked, leading to targeted ads and a higher risk of data breaches.

To address these concerns, PurePrivacy helps safeguard your online activities and personal data. Check out this guide to understand PurePrivacy and how it easily keeps you safe from online tracking.

How Does Facebook Track You?

Facebook tracks you in various ways, mainly using cookies, which are small files stored on your computer by websites. These cookies log your web activity and help Facebook show you targeted ads. Facebook can even collect information when you're not logged in.

Also, Facebook collects a lot of data, depending on your device and permissions. For example, Facebook's tracking scripts are found on over 20% of websites, and 74% of Facebook users don’t know their interests and traits are being tracked for ads.

Why Is It Important to Stop Facebook from Tracking You?

Stopping Facebook from tracking you is important for several reasons:

Get Added Privacy

Facebook collects a vast amount of data about your online activities, preferences, and behaviors. This data can be used to create detailed profiles about you, which can feel invasive and compromising.

More Data Security

The more data Facebook has, the greater the risk of data breaches and leaks. If Facebook's data is compromised, your personal information could be exposed to malicious actors.

No Intrusive Ads

Facebook uses your data to serve targeted ads, which can be intrusive and manipulative. This can lead to a feeling of being constantly surveilled and can influence your choices and behaviors in ways you may not be aware of.

Control Your Personal Data

By limiting Facebook's tracking, you gain more control over who has access to your personal information and how it is used. This can help protect your digital identity and reduce the risk of unwanted exposure.

Stop Online Tracking

Facebook profits from your data through advertising and partnerships. By stopping tracking, you can reduce the extent to which your personal information is used for corporate gain without your explicit consent.

How to Protect Yourself from Facebook Tracking

To stop Facebook from tracking you, follow these steps:

Manage Off-Facebook Activity

Step 1: Go to your Facebook settings. 

Go to your Facebook settings

Step 2: Scroll down and click on the “Off-Facebook Activity” option.

Scroll down and click on the “Off-Facebook Activity” option

Step 3: Here, you can see websites and apps that have shared your activity with Facebook. You can clear this history and manage future tracking.

 you can see websites and apps that have shared your activity with Facebook

Turn Off Future Activity

Step 1: Click on "Manage Future Activity."

Click on "Manage Future Activity."

Step 2: Turn off future tracking by selecting "Disconnect Future Activity."

Turn off future tracking by selecting "Disconnect Future Activity."

Ads Personalization

Step 1: Go to “Account Center”.

Step 2: Click on the “Ad Preferences” option.

Step 3: Navigate to the Manage Info section and select the "Activity information from ad partners" option.

Step 4: Enable the second option to prevent Facebook from using your activity on Facebook and partner sites to show you more relevant ads.

Review Your Privacy Settings

Go back to settings and click on the “Privacy Checkup" option.

Review and adjust other privacy settings to control who can see your posts, who can look you up using your email or phone number, etc.

  1. Disable Ad Tracking on Your Device 

Besides telling Facebook to stop tracking you, you can adjust tracking settings directly on your device. The level of control available depends on the type of device you're using.

On Android Devices

Step 1: Go to your phone settings.

Step 2: Find the “Google” option in your settings, click on it.

Step 3: Click on Ads.

Step 4: You'll see an option to reset your Advertising ID, select it.

On iOS Devices

Step 1: Go to your iPhone settings.

Step 3: Scroll down and click on the “Privacy & Security” option.

Step 3: Click on the tracking option.

Step 4: Turn off the “Allow Apps to Request to Track” option.

Clear Your Activity Log

Step 1: Go to your Facebook "Settings & Privacy" from the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Choose "Activity Log" from the options.

Step 3: In the menu of the Activity Log page, locate and click on "Logged Information."

From here, you can see what Facebook has logged, like your search history and watched videos. Click on each activity to see details. At the top-right of the list, you can clear your history for that category of actions.

  1. Use a VPN (Virtual Private Network)

Download and install a high-speed VPN to mask your IP address and location. Connect to a VPN server before browsing or using apps. Following these steps should help you significantly reduce Facebook's tracking and improve your overall privacy on the platform.

When it comes to staying anonymous and protecting your online information, PurePrivacy provides stronger defenses and protects your data. This makes it much harder for anyone to monitor your online activities.

PurePrivacy is a tool that keeps your online activities private by stopping websites and apps from watching and recording what you do on the internet. 

It helps block trackers, manages how websites can use your information and improves your overall privacy while you browse.

Block 3000+ Tracker Blockers to Prevent User Profiling

Block known third-party trackers from communicating with their websites, preventing user information sharing and protecting against personalized ads.

Enhance Data Protection and Online Anonymity 

Protect user data by blocking unwanted sharing across domains, ensuring privacy and minimizing exposure to third-party tracking.

Hide Your Online Activities from Scammers and Doxxers

Improve online privacy by managing permissions and blocking trackers, giving users greater control over their digital footprint.

Prevent Anyone from Sharing or Harvesting Your Data

Manage which websites can access your data, empowering users to restrict data sharing and maintain confidentiality while browsing.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What are the risks of Facebook tracking?


    Facebook tracking can lead to detailed profiling of your online behavior, which can compromise your privacy and expose personal information to advertisers and third parties. Pureprivacy blocks trackers to prevent such data collection.

  • How does Facebook tracking affect my online privacy?


    Facebook tracking monitors your activities across the web, allowing targeted ads and potentially exposing your browsing habits. Pureprivacy stops trackers, enhancing your online privacy and reducing exposure to targeted advertising.

  • Can Facebook tracking lead to data leaks or breaches?


    Yes, extensive tracking by Facebook increases the risk of data leaks and breaches, potentially exposing sensitive information to unauthorized parties. Pureprivacy's tracker blocker minimizes this risk by blocking data-sharing mechanisms.

  • What are the potential consequences of not blocking Facebook tracking?


    Without blocking Facebook tracking, you risk exposure to targeted ads, loss of privacy, and potential data misuse. Pureprivacy's tracker blocker mitigates these risks by preventing unauthorized data collection.

  • Why should I choose PurePrivacy for managing Facebook tracking concerns?


    PurePrivacy offers a robust tracker blocker that specifically targets Facebook's tracking methods, providing effective protection against data collection and ensuring your online activities remain private and secure.

  • Simplify your online presence today

    With PurePrivacy, make sure all your personal data remains safe without a hassle!

In Conclusion 

Without taking steps to prevent Facebook from tracking your activities, you risk exposing personal information to advertisers and other third parties. 

PurePrivacy offers a crucial defense by blocking Facebook's tracking methods, ensuring your online interactions remain private and secure. 

It's important to protect your online privacy and take steps with PurePrivacy to reduce tracking and safeguard your personal information.