In order to stop Google from combining your Web History with your Google + or YouTube activities, you must get rid of all searches that are in your Web History. Also, you need to stop activity from appearing on your Web History in the future.
If you value your privacy, follow these steps to clear and pause your Web History:
Sign in to your Google account.
Then, go to https://www.google.com/history
Click on the “Remove all Web History” button.
The last step is to click on “OK”.
When you remove the information from your Web History, you are also pausing it. Until you enable this again, your Web History will remain paused.
Google keeps all information in your active Web History for an unspecified time period. But, if you pause your Web History, your information will be cleared in about 18 months. Pausing, or disabling, the Web History will stop the search results that are generated specifically for you. The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) offers advice and suggestions on how you can limit the quantity of information Google keeps on you in its guide, Six Tips to Protect Your Search Privacy .
If you are like most people, you have several Google accounts. If this is the case, you need to remove the Web History, following the above steps, for each account. Just keep in mind that removing and pausing your Web History will not prevent Google from gathering your information for internal use. Also, if any information is requested by a law enforcement agency, Google must supply it.Tags: Google, Google Search, Privacy, Privacy Issues, web history, web search