' I say we take off and nuke the place from orbit...it's the only way to be sure'
Appreciate what you're attempting here HTB...as you say, not everyone who stumbles on the wonders of t'Interweb has the benefit of annual IT SyOps doctrine battered into them , or a three day IT Sy O course (now almost completely obsolete sadly).
I do IT volunteer thing at my local Library. The level of sy awareness amongst Joe Citizen is eye-wateringly low.
In addition to bolt-ons like Ghostery there are other browsers out there which ALLEGE they are free from Google tracking...here's one you can try:
Help Spread DuckDuckGo
I've been making a comparison between Google & DDG.
One notable point is how the latter "buries" information that might give a negative perception of certain institutions & businesses.
For example; search for fentanyl deaths & compare the results.