Learn how to adjust your Facebook privacy settings to change who can see your posts in this free lesson.
By default, Facebook is allowed to use your information and activity in advertisements on Facebook. For example, a game can use your profile picture and game activity in ads to encourage your friends to play. Whenever you like something on Facebook, businesses can use this information to advertise to your friends, as in the example below:
Keep in mind that Facebook's advertising policies are complicated and can change without much notice. If you're not comfortable sharing this information with advertisers, we recommended blocking ads from accessing and displaying your information. To access these settings, navigate to the Settings page, then select Ads.
Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn more about using the Facebook Ads page.
Here, you can choose to opt-out of interest-based ads from Facebook. When turned on, Facebook can use your browsing history to display relevant advertisements, both on Facebook and other websites. If you'd prefer for Facebook not to use your info this way, turn this setting Off.
By default, Facebook will share information about your likes and interests with advertisers. If you don't want Facebook sharing your information this way, turn this setting Off.
Here, you can control how Facebook uses your information to create ads for other people. For example, if you like a restaurant on Facebook, your friends might see this information in an advertisement. If you don't want Facebook using your info this way, change this setting to No One.
Here, you can see what information Facebook has collected about you for targeted advertising. You can choose to remove certain preferences from this list if you prefer, but it won't affect the number of ads you see on Facebook.