Amazon stores your browsing history when you are on the shopping site, and may use the information to display item suggestions to you.
If you have been to Amazon before, chance is that the shopping site displays suggestions to you whenever you visit the site again.
It happens that Amazon displays suggestions to you that you are not interested anymore. Maybe you bought one of the items already -- offline or online -- or made the decision not to buy such an item at that point in time.
Whatever the reason, you may want an option to manage the browsing history on Amazon so that these items are no longer suggested to you.
You may manage your browsing history on the Amazon website. The process is relatively straightforward, and may be used to remove items from the site that you looked at in the past.
Step 1: Open the Amazon website
First thing you need to do is open the Amazon website. You find the "browsing history" link at the top of the page right underneath the search bar and to the right of Departments.
Note that you may not see a browsing history link on country-specific Amazon pages. If that is the case, select "your name's" Amazon link instead. That page links to "your browsing history" which opens the same page as the "browsing history" link.
Step 2: Manage the History
The page that opens may highlight recent items, and featured recommendations. You may get options to remove items from there right away, but if you want to manage your entire browsing history, you need to do the following.
On the right of the page is a manage history link. Click on that link, to display recent browsing items.
You will notice that only some items are displayed there, and not all. The best option that you have is to select the "remove all items" button to clear the full browsing history.
If you are not interested in suggestions at all, you may turn the browsing history off instead.
If you don't find Amazon's suggestions particularly useful, or don't want the company to record your browsing history, then you may turn off the feature and be done with it.
This can be useful as well id you share the same user account with someone else, or if someone else may be with you when you are opening the Amazon site as it won't expose the browsing history in that case. (via Dave)
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