Google privacy popups

Google has really increased the visibility of their privacy policies to ensure they are consistent with data protection laws. You can’t use search services before you accept their privacy notice.

Before you continue…

To be consistent with data protection laws, we’re asking you to take a moment to review key points of Google’s Privacy Policy. This isn’t about a change that we’ve made – it’s just a chance to review some key points.

We’ll need you to do this in order to continue using Google services.


Google’s Privacy Policy
Google’s Privacy Policy

A privacy reminder from Google

Scroll down and click “I agree” when you’re ready to continue to Search, or explore other options on this page.

Data we process when you use Google
  • When you search for a restaurant on Google Maps or watch a video on YouTube, for example, we process information about that activity – including information like the video you watched, device IDs, IP addresses, cookie data and location.
  • We also process the kind of information described above when you use apps or sites that use Google services like ads, Analytics and the YouTube video player.
Why we process it

We process this data for the purposes described in our policy, including to:

  • Help our services deliver more useful, customised content such as more relevant search results;
  • Improve the quality of our services and develop new ones;
  • Deliver ads based on your interests, including things like searches you’ve done or videos you’ve watched on YouTube;
  • Improve security by protecting against fraud and abuse; and
  • Conduct analytics and measurement to understand how our services are used.
Combining data

We also combine data among our services and across your devices for these purposes. For example, we use data from trillions of search queries to build spell-correction models that we use across all of our services, and we combine data to alert you and other users to potential security risks.

A privacy reminder from Google
A privacy reminder from Google

2 Replies to “Google privacy popups”

  • Oh yes, this! I’ve not been able to get rid of it. After clicking next, every time I scroll down and click “I agree” it loops back to the beginning of the dialogue (or for YouTube, it goes back to the front page, *then* brings the dialogue up again).

    There’s a Firefox extension for it [showing other people are affected by this], but it doesn’t seem to work for YouTube.

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