Drive ad performance in a privacy-first world
Higher expectations for privacy are changing the way marketers reach their audiences and measure results.
This is a guide to measuring and driving ad performance with the right strategy and solutions, all with privacy in mind.Get started
Making ads useful, relevant, and more secure
At Google, our goal is to enable an ad-supported, open internet that creates opportunities for businesses to grow, while respecting people’s preferences for privacy.
That’s why we approach our products, programs, and partnerships with a long-term privacy lens that’s focused on adapting to a changing, complex environment.
The changing digital ads ecosystem
People want to be in control of their data and expect it to stay secure, private, and unexploited.
Lawmakers around the world are putting comprehensive data privacy laws in place to give control to internet users and to protect user data.
Browsers and mobile operating systems like iOS and Android are shifting away from tracking people across sites and apps by restricting third-party cookies and identifiers.
Key regulations where you are
We recommend researching which privacy regulations apply to your business and seeking legal counsel to stay up to date on the evolving regulatory landscape in your market. Here are a couple regulations to consider:
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
The CCPA is a data privacy law applicable to certain businesses that collect personal information from California residents.
Access more information on the CCPA.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The GDPR specifies requirements for businesses established or operating in Europe, and regulates how they collect, use, and store data. Learn more about Google’s EU user consent policy.
Google is always working to stay compliant with regulations like these to help make compliance easier for your business.
These changes could impact ad performance
Without proactive measures, regulatory and technology changes could affect your ability to reach relevant audiences, measure marketing performance, and win customer trust.
Ad and analytics platforms may lose conversion tracking data for same-device and cross-device conversions.
Restrictions on third-party cookies can make remarketing lists smaller, impacting your ability to reach an engaged audience.
Loss of data hinders accuracy and complete measurement of conversions. Over time, this could mean drops in return on ad spend and top-line revenue.
In today’s digital environment, brands that don’t give privacy the attention it deserves risk losing customer trust.