1. To view/download your information: On a web browser or smartphone, visit takeout.google.com, and log in with your Google credentials to view a comprehensive list of the categories of data collected by google from the associated account.

You can download or view the entire dataset, or you can download and view different parts by toggling the blue icon on the left. Scroll all the way to the bottom and click “Next” to download a compressed archive.

2. To control the personal information that is available to google: From the same “Google Takeout” page, click the arrow next to the “Download Your Data” Heading. This will bring you to the “Data and Personalization” section. Scroll down to the section called “Activity Controls”. You can Pause any activity controls for information that you do not want Google to collect.