How to make your Amazon account more private and protected.

Did you know Amazon by default creates and shares a public profile on your account public profile on your account? If you have an Amazon account and have ever shopped at the mega online retailer, you are going to want to know about how your personal information is being used and how to tweak important privacy settings.

How to Remove Your Public Profile on Amazon

You profile is set to Public by default which seldom people know. This shows your name, location and shopping feedback/reviews.

On Mobile:

 

On Desktop

  • Go to your Account section
  • Click the “Your Profiles” box
  • Click “Looking for your Amazon Public Profile” link at bottom
  • Edit your profile button
  • Change your name, location and any other details you don’t want to share publicly
  • Tap Save when done.

How to Adjust your Privacy Settings on Amazon

Amazon offers an easy way to create shopping lists and wish lists that can be shared with friends and family. Items on your dream list for a special day. When I created my Wish List, at the time I thought I was creating a wish list to Amazon. Something that tells them I am interested in this one day as well as a reminder to myself. What I did not know then, is that list can be seen by anyone if set to public. I would encourage you to look at all of your shopping and wish lists to see what your level of privacy is.

On Mobile:

  • Go to your Account section (button in center at top)
  • Go to Profile under Personalized content section
  • Edit your profile button
  • Click the Privacy settings button
  • On the Privacy page, you can now make the following items private by unchecking the boxes if you’d like:
    • Wish Lists
    • Who you Follow
    • Top Reviewer Badges
    • Wedding Registry
    • Baby Registry
    • Reviews

On Desktop

  • Go to your Account section
  • Click the “Your Profiles” box
  • Click “Looking for your Amazon Public Profile” link at bottom
  • Edit your profile button
  • Click the Privacy settings button
  • On the Privacy page, you can now make the following items private by unchecking the boxes if you’d like:
    • Wish Lists
    • Who you Follow
    • Top Reviewer Badges
    • Wedding Registry
    • Baby Registry
    • Reviews

How to Remove Browsing History on Amazon

This shows what you have been shopping for with a complete history of every item you’ve clicked. You can opt to turn off browsing history and also delete history.

On Mobile:

  • Go to your Account section (button in center at top)
  • Go to Profile under Personalized content section
  • Click the Browsing History under “Personalized content” section (2nd row from the bottom of this section)
  • Click the Manage link in upper right hand corner
  • On next page, Turn history on/off and then Delete History button

On Desktop

  • Go to your Account section
  • Click the “Your Profiles” box
  • Click “Looking for your Amazon Public Profile” link at bottom
  • In the row above your profile, click “Your Browsing History”
  • Click “Manage history” in upper right hand corner
  • In row that expands, click the “Remove all items from view” and “Turn Browsing History” Off

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