Tired of those online ads that pop up wherever you go on the Internet? Follow these steps to turn those pesky things off while also protecting your personal data. For more tips, click here to read my article, 6 Ways to Protect Your Personal Data: Don’t Let the Internet Track Your Every Move.

How to Turn Off Online Ads
Some websites gather personal information to create interest-based ads. Visit Digital Advertising Alliance and Network Advertising Initiative to see what companies have enabled Interest-based ads for your web browser.

CAUTION: Currently, there is no way to turn off browser cookies or block interest based ads and, at the same time, retain opt-out choices (opt-out choices are saved as cookies). See my recent blog post about turning off browser cookies. If you delete browser cookies, the opt-out requests you make from data brokers will also be deleted.