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To create a more customised online experience, some of the ads you may receive on Microsoft websites and apps are tailored to your previous activities, searches and site visits. You are in control and here is where you can make the advertising choice that is right for you.

Where Can I Learn More about Advertising on Microsoft Websites and Apps?

Microsoft partners with AOL, AppNexus and other third party service providers to help present customised content and display advertisements on MSN, and other websites and apps. Microsoft also delivers search ads to Bing and our search syndication partners. Learn more about Microsoft’s privacy practices here. You can learn more about interest-based ads from AOL and AppNexus in their privacy statements: AOL and AppNexus.

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On this page, you can opt out of receiving interest-based advertising from Microsoft.

You can also opt out of receiving interest-based advertising from all self-regulatory members, including Microsoft, AOL, AppNexus and other third party ad networks, at the following sites:

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