YouTube is a website where users can upload, view, and share videos. Videos can be either public or private. Public videos are available to anyone who wants to watch them, while private videos are only viewable by the owner of the video. YouTube offers users different privacy settings for their videos. Users can choose to make their videos public, private, or unlisted. They can also choose to have their videos only be seen by people who are subscribed to their channel, or only by people who have been approved by the channel owner.
How to Manage Your YouTube Privacy Settings
YouTube’s stance on privacy
The new policy states that any user can see any video regardless of whether or not the video is public or private. This change was made in order to make it easier for users to find and share videos. Previously, if a video was private, only the creator of the video could see it. Now, any user can see the video.
Additionally, YouTube has changed its policy to allow any user to share any video, regardless of privacy settings. Previously, if a video was private, only the creator of the video could share it. Now, any user can share the video.
How to keep your information private on YouTube
YouTube is a great platform for users to share and watch videos. However, like any other website, YouTube can be used to collect user information.
To keep your information private on YouTube, follow these tips:
1. Use a combination of privacy settings
You can control how your information is shared by using different privacy settings. For example, you can make your videos private by only allowing people you know to see them, or you can make them public but allow users to only view them if they subscribe to your channel.
2. Use privacy masks
You can also use privacy masks to obscure your identity. This can help protect your information if you want to share videos that are sensitive or personal.
3. Stay anonymous
If you want to remain completely anonymous, you can disable your account or use a VPN to hide your location.
4. Use secure connections
To make sure your information is always safe, use a secure connection when you’re logging in and uploading videos.
5. Keep your password secure
Make sure your password is secure and that you never share it with anyone.
6. Check your privacy settings regularly
Make sure you check your privacy settings regularly to stay up to date on how YouTube is using your information.
7. Report abuse
If you believe your privacy has been violated, please report it to YouTube. We will take action if necessary.
What information YouTube collects
YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload, share and view videos. Videos are automatically categorized based on topics, which makes it easy for users to find the type of video they are looking for. YouTube also allows users to add annotations to their videos which provide information about the video.
When users upload videos to YouTube, YouTube records the following information:
- The date and time the video was uploaded
- The username of the user who uploaded the video
- The video’s title
- The video’s description
- The video’s video resolution
- The video’s duration
- The video’s file size
- The video’s MIME type
- The video’s audio track
When users view videos on YouTube, YouTube records the following information:
- The date and time the video was watched
- The duration of the video
- The video’s resolution
- The video’s MIME type
- The audio track
YouTube does not collect any personally identifiable information.
How YouTube uses collected information
Some of the ways we use collected information include:
- Measuring how often users visit our websites
- Helping us to target ads to you
- Providing statistics about the popularity of videos and channels
- Detecting and preventing fraud
We use a variety of methods to collect information, including cookies, session ID cookies, firewalls and web beacons. We may also use other methods not listed here.
We never sell, rent or lease your personal information to any third party. We will only use your personal information for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we have your consent to use that information for other purposes.
In addition to this change, YouTube is also introducing a new feature called “History Mode.” This will allow users to see all the videos they’ve watched, as well as the ads that have been served to them, in one place. This will make it easier for users to see what ads they’ve been exposed to and decide which ones they’d like to watch again.
Lastly, YouTube is introducing a new feature called “Content ID.” This will allow rights-holders to claim ownership of their content and prevent others from using it without their permission. This will be especially useful for creators who want to monetize their videos without having to worry about their content being stolen and used without permission.
Opting out of data collection on YouTube
First and foremost, if you are not happy with how YouTube is using your data, you can opt out of data collection by going to the main YouTube settings page, clicking on the “data Choices” link, and selecting the “Disable data collection” radio button. This will disable all data collection by YouTube on your behalf. However, if you want to continue providing data for specific purposes such as ads personalization, we strongly recommend that you opt into data collection for these purposes rather than disable it.
If you wish to completely disable data collection by YouTube, you can do so by deleting your YouTube account. This will completely remove your videos and account from YouTube. However, any videos you have already uploaded will remain on YouTube and can be watched or shared.