The fact that Google tracks information such as search history and location is pretty well known, given the widespread popularity of its search engine and navigation program.
But what may be less obvious is the list Google stores for your purchases. The company records purchases based on the revenue received in the Gmail inbox, as well as goods or services purchased through Google services. It is unclear how long the company has been providing this information, but the page was featured in the Reddit topic nine months ago and again on a date with the CNBC report.
Your purchases, reservations and subscriptions in one place have created a private destination that you can only see, Google said in a Business Insider statement. "You can delete this information at any time. We do not use any information from your Gmail messages to display your ads, including emails and confirmations that are shown on the Purchases page."
This does not seem to be an easy way to remove these purchases from the Inbox in Gmail or on the Purchases page, except for deleting each record individually. And you can not actually stop Google from tracking and cataloging your purchases.
But you can prevent Google from accessing this information in the products and services it provides. If you decide to remove this functionality, for example, you will not be able to ask Google Assistant questions when your packages will be delivered.
To stop using Google Shopping History, follow these steps: