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    Yahoo Privacy

    To find out how Yahoo treats your personal information, please visit our Privacy Policy. This page describes current Yahoo practices with respect to this product. Information on this page may change as Yahoo! adds or removes features.


    By bringing content and advertising to you that is relevant and tailored to your interests, Yahoo provides a more compelling online experience. Learn More about relevant advertising. Manage your interest-based categories, or opt-out of all categories, from the Yahoo! Ad Interest Manager.

    Yahoo! Social Bar Activity

    Please read our FAQ to learn more about Yahoo! Social Bar Activity, or visit the Yahoo! Social Bar Activity Help pages if you have additional questions.


    Prefer not to receive advertising based on your interests? Learn about your ability to opt out of interest-matched advertising served by Yahoo!.

    Yahoo Search

    This page describes our privacy practices with respect to Yahoo Search.

    Information Collection and Use Practices


    • When visitors conduct a search on a service that uses Yahoo’s search technology, Yahoo collects information from that experience, such as search queries, in the same manner as if the search were conducted on Yahoo directly unless otherwise stated.
    • The Yahoo Search History tool allows you to see what you've searched for in the past. Learn how to manage your Search History tool here.
    • Search Assist helps you find what you are looking for by automatically offering popular search terms and new topics to consider. Search Assist may base suggestions on aggregated searches across all users and your individual search history.
    • When you use Yahoo Search, you may see relevant, personal results selected from other sources, such as your Yahoo Mail. Only you can see your private search results when you’re signed in -- no one else can search for or see them. Learn how to manage, including turning off, Private Results here.
    • Some advertising you receive may be customized based on your searches or related terms at Yahoo. You can edit your Yahoo account information that may be used to select ads at any time.
    • Visit the Search Preferences page to manage your Yahoo Search experience, including Safe Search, Search History, Private Results.

    Search Partners

    • A variety of third party providers help power Yahoo! search and sponsored search services.
    • Yahoo! may share your search query, IP address, and other anonymous information from your web browser or app (such as a unique identifier for your web browser) with our Search Partners.
      • These third party providers may use this information, as well as your search results clicks, to provide more relevant advertising and search results, for search product improvement, research and analysis, and to help detect and defend against fraudulent activity on sponsored or contextual search results.
    • Yahoo! may reformat results provided by Search Partners to provide an enhanced search experience to you.
    • To learn more about our Search Partner’s data collection and use practices, please visit our Third Parties page.

    Sponsored Search Results

    • Sponsored Results consist of sites that have paid for placement in the search results.
    • Sponsored Results shown to you are most often related to the search term you entered.
    • Sponsored Search Listings may be powered by our Search Partners.
    • Sponsored Results may contain tracking URLs provided by Yahoo! Search Marketing and/or our Search Partners to identify clicks from the search results page.


    • When you use Yahoo! Search, you are subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.
    • Please see Yahoo! Search Help if you have questions about this service.
    • Yahoo users who are European residents can request that certain URLs be blocked from search results in certain circumstances.

    To find out how Yahoo treats your personal information, please visit our Privacy Policy.

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