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How to delete your Amazon browsing history

Want to remove your embarrassing searches from Amazon? Check out these steps to delete any of the items you've looked up in the past.

Amazon.com Nicole Cozma/CNET

Amazon provides a relatively private shopping experience. Whether you're just price-checking on gifts for friends and family, or searching for items that you might be embarrassed to look at in public, you can do it all from your computer.

Unfortunately, looking up these items will add them to your browsing history, and they can also appear on your related purchase suggestions. These could reveal a bit too much information if you share a computer or check Amazon on a lunch break from your desk at work. Here's how to delete select items, or all of them, from your browsing history on Amazon:

  • Head to Amazon.com in your Web browser and click on Your Account near the top right.
Amazon account settings. Nicole Cozma/CNET
  • Scroll down to the Personalization section of your account, then click View and Edit Your Browsing History.
Amazon browsing history. Nicole Cozma/CNET
  • You can look through items by category, or all at once. You can delete individual items by clicking the delete link to the far right of each one.
  • To delete your entire history, use the button on the left labeled Delete all items.

You can also opt out of browsing history by doing the following:

  • Click the turn off your browsing history link on the left of the same page.
Turn off browsing history on Amazon. Nicole Cozma/CNET
  • Confirm by clicking the Turn off browsing history button.

So whether you're trying to keep your browsing private, or you're just tired of being reminded that you were looking at mobile phones or expensive cookware, you can clear out or turn off your browsing history.