With these steps in place — a distinct browser profile for work and school, some tuned settings in the browser to increase protection, and some ad blocking paired with a password manager — you have made some real improvements in safeguarding your privacy. The first few days you use this setup, it might feel awkward. That’s okay – it’s a new way of working, and change generally feels awkward.
Stick with it. As the steps become familiar, this way of working will become second nature — and that’s a skill you will need after the pandemic is over. It’s not like adtech and the other companies that track us are going away anytime soon.