UPDATE: Today's the last day before Google's new policy kicks in, so last chance for those who want to delete their history.
So if you want to feel a bit safer come March 1st, you can go on and delete and disable your complete Web History now. Now what this will do is not protect you 100%, but it does guarantee that Google won’t keep your search records indefinitely (as it does with enabled Web History), but rather it will anonymize them after 18 months. It will also prevent the search company from using your search data in certain ways.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation which is a body protecting your rights has posted a guide to deleting that Web History, and you may want to listen to their suggestion. Here’s how to do it in 4 easy steps:
1. Sign into your Google account.
2. Go to https://www.google.com/history
3. Click/tap “remove all Web History.”
4. Click/tap “OK.”
Note that you’d need to do that separately for each Google account you have (if you have more than one).
source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
Thumbnail image courtesy of Ben Cook.