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Here's How to Find Out Exactly How Much Information Facebook Knows About You

Slightly terrifying.
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Levels of privacy on Facebook are always a bit of a tricky subject. It's not like you're going to be deleting your profile (you need to keep spying on everyone you hated at school), but the thought of social media keeping a close eye on you is always creepy.

But if you've ever wondered just exactly how much Facebook really knows about you, there's a few steps you can take to find out the real levels of info that they're passing onto advertisers.

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Facebook gathers up various strains of information about its users and organizes it into 'Your categories'. Intrigued? Here's the steps you can follow to see everything in black and white.

1| Click on the Privacy Shortcuts tab.

2| Click on More Settings.

3| Scroll to the bottom of the page and find Adverts

4| Under Ad Preferences click Your Information

5| Under Your Information, click Review and Manage Your Categories

And there you have it. A pretty extensive list of specific details which you probably didn't even know Facebook knew.

Needless to say, bit scary.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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