Search Bing History

According to their privacy policy, Microsoft does not store your search history indefinitely. However, they do store some of your search history, including the search terms you entered and the websites you visited, for a limited period of time.

Bing’s privacy policy states that they store your search history for “a commercially reasonable period of time”. This means that they may store your search history for a few months or even a year.

Microsoft uses your search history to improve your search experience and to deliver relevant ads to you. For example, if you have searched for information about a particular topic, Microsoft may show you more relevant ads related to that topic in the future.

However, you can delete your Bing search history at any time. To do this, you can:

  1. Sign in to your Microsoft account.
  2. Go to My Activity.
  3. Click on the Delete Activity by Date button.
  4. Select the date range that you want to delete.
  5. Click on the Delete button.

By deleting your Bing search history, you can help to protect your privacy and prevent Microsoft from using your search data to target you with ads.

 

How Bing Stores Your Search History

Bing stores your search history in a database that is accessible to Microsoft employees. This means that Microsoft employees can potentially review your search history if they have a legitimate reason to do so.

Bing also shares your search history with third-party companies that help Microsoft with advertising and other services. These third-party companies may also use your search history to target you with ads.

 

How Bing Uses Your Search History

Bing uses your search history to improve your search experience and to deliver relevant ads to you. For example, Bing may:

  • Use your search history to personalize your search results, so that you see more results that are relevant to your interests.
  • Use your search history to target ads to you, so that you see more ads that are relevant to your interests.
  • Use your search history to improve the algorithms that Bing uses to rank websites, so that you see more relevant results in your search results pages.

 

How You Can Control Your Search History

You can control how Bing stores and uses your search history by going to your Microsoft account settings. There, you can delete your search history, opt out of ad personalization, and control how your search history is shared with third-party companies.

Here are some specific steps you can take to protect your privacy:

  • Delete your Bing search history regularly.
  • Opt out of ad personalization.
  • Use a privacy-focused browser, such as Tor or Brave.
  • Disable third-party cookies in your browser settings.
  • Use a VPN to encrypt your internet traffic.

By taking these steps, you can help to limit the amount of data that Bing can collect about you and how that data can be used.

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