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We like to revisit Amazon’s security essentials every Christmas shopping season. Therefore you do not get worried about spoiling a surprise or putting your privacy at risk. You Have to do protect your privacy on Amazon with this tips.
Know About Protect Your Privacy On Amazon
1. You Have To Prevent Amazon From ‘Tracking Your Browsing.’
Amazon tracks all your ‘browsing activity as per the default option. It saves all the activities like your searches, including items you recently viewed along with product categories.
These details allow Amazon to create various ads which target you and your interests specifically. The bad feature is that anyone you share a computer or account with can see those ads, too. Sometimes this is not safe for your privacy on Amazon, and you have to protect your information.
Here are the steps to how to prevent Amazon from tracking your browsing activity:
- Log into your account at Amazon.com.
- Click ‘Browsing History,’ which is in the top menu below the Amazon search bar.
- On the next page, you have to click the ‘Manage History’ drop-down arrow.
- Enable/disable browsing history for Off.
- To clear your history data on your device, you can also click ‘Remove all items from View”.
After that, turn off ‘personalized ads’ in a few clicks:
- Go to the Your Account page.
- Under Communication and content, click Advertising Preferences.
- On this page, select Don’t show interest-based ads provided by Amazon, then click Submit.
It seems like the follow-up never ends because it doesn’t. Please ‘Tap or click here to see the five ways they are tracking you right now, and you can stop.
2. Don’t Let Alexa Spoil The Surprise
Alexa can automatically give you the delivery updates for items you order if you have an Echo device. This comfort could be a big problem on vacation. Alexa loudly announces the delivery, and it will ruin the surprise. Now the receiver of the gift knows what to expect.
Follow these steps to disable the feature in the Alexa app to keep the element of surprise in your gift orders:
- Open the Alexa application on your phone.
- Tap More > Settings > Notifications .
- Select Purchases on Amazon. Here you can set your preferences.
It will allow Alexa to say or display that what you have purchased there, announce deliveries, and give you updates on returns.
Alexa is helpful but also nosy. Tap or click to see five Echo security settings to check now, including how to turn off the microphone quickly.
3. Make Your Lists Private
There are two main “lists” on Amazon. They are: the shopping list and the second one is the list named ‘wish list.’ The wish lists keep track of everything you want to buy later for yourself or your friends and family.
The lists of your wish look by default now as. But you could set one to public years ago without realizing it.
If it is the case, anyone in the world could find your wish list by searching for your name. If it has a common name, it is more difficult to sniff it out. However, if strangers find out where you live, they can deduce and identify your profile.
To check your privacy settings of your Amazon listings:
- Click the Accounts tab and Lists drop-down box next to the search bar, selecting your Wish List.
- To send the list to others in the upper right, click the three dots and select Manage list.
- Here, you can change or modify the details of your list. That includes your last name, recipient name, email, date of birth, and privacy.
- To change the privacy settings in the Public list, click and select Private from the drop-down box.
4. Please Delete Your Public Profile
It is always a big surprise when we tell them that they have a public Amazon profile. Automatically it is created, even if without your requirement. It stores your comments, ratings, public wish lists, personal information, and other site interactions.
It does not include your purchases or browsing history, but it looks to be very informative still. Follow these steps to control what activity is visible on ‘your public profile’:
- First, you need to log into your Amazon account and then click Accounts and Lists.
- Move to down, and you can see Order & Purchase Preferences; click ‘Your Amazon Profile.’
- Now click the yellow box marked ‘Edit your public profile.’ Here you will see Edit Profile and Edit privacy settings.
If you want to see what information you are sharing publicly, click the ‘View your profile as a visitor’ button. If you don’t want ‘your profile’ to show your real name or other information to the public, then simply go back to the profile settings page. And click on the ‘Edit Profile’ tab next to the Edit privacy settings tab.
You can edit or delete any information such as your bio, occupation, and location’. You can also modify the ‘public name” on your profile and post reviews anonymously.
5. Protect Yourself From Accidental Purchases
When we are in the gift-shopping mode, we don’t think so much about every package that shows up on my doorstep. You could grab it and put it in a closet to wrap it up subsequently. It would highly be annoying to open a box a few weeks later and find that it is something you never wanted to order.
Voice command through an Echo speaker sounds convenient. Still, it’s probably something you only come across by accident for most people.
Deactivate voice purchase as per the following steps:
- Open your ‘Alexa app’.
- Click the ‘three bars in the right corner in the lower and select Settings > Account settings.
- Tap Voice purchases > Purchase controls. Here, you can enable a 4-digit code, allow anyone to make purchases, or disable voice purchasing entirely.
If you set the 4-digit voice code, you must say it out loud to complete a purchase on your Alexa-enabled device. Of course, anyone can listen and may use your code again. A voice purchase PIN adds a bit of security but is not infallible.
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