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(11 Posts)
NannaJeannie Sat 04-Feb-12 21:16:14

I am a 61 year old nanna. According to google I am a 35 year old male, just because of some of the adverts or sites I have visited, mostly to do with computers and games. I am affronted that google collects this information and thinks it is being helpful. I have opted out, it is easy. If you go into google and type ads/prefernces, scroll down a page you will see what demographic google thinks you are. A bit further down it gives you the option to opt out. If you are happy to be pigeon-holed, just stay in!

jeni Sat 04-Feb-12 21:20:54

Apparently I'm 20years younger than I am!

Faye Sat 04-Feb-12 21:33:02

As far as they are concerned I am Age: 45-54 Gender: Female. Around my age I guess of 59 (just). sad

Annobel Sat 04-Feb-12 21:56:03

They got my age group and gender right. And now I have opted out.

gracesmum Sat 04-Feb-12 21:56:16

B****y cheek - they've added 3 years to my age- that'll teach me to leave those stair lift/Tena lady/velcro shoe sites alone/angry
How dare anybody monitor me AND get it wrong!!angry

jeni Sat 04-Feb-12 22:03:46


Jacey Sat 04-Feb-12 22:11:35

Yes ...I've opted out too ...gender and age wrong!! sad

shysal Sat 04-Feb-12 22:12:06

I am 35-44 (real age 65), but at least they got my gender right!

Annika Sat 04-Feb-12 22:17:23

I am, age: 45-54 thats right wink

Gender: Male no,no,no,no, thats wrong !!!!!
Better opt out I think, but what have I been looking at for me to appear as male. hmm

wisewoman Sat 04-Feb-12 22:45:18

Amazing - I am 45 to 50 (really 63) so that is ok. Have opted out though. What a world when all that stuff is stored.

Cyril Sun 05-Feb-12 03:25:25

NannaJeannie Thank you for the information on how to opt out. smile I do so hate to be spied on, and that is how it feels.