We want to provide you with the most interesting content when you use Pinterest. Sometimes we use information from Pinterest site features such as the Save button to do this. If your settings permit, we sometimes allow certain service providers to collect and use information on Pinterest to create personalised ads. In each case, you can choose whether we use the information to customise Pinterest for you by going to your account settings.
Save button and site features
If you go to a site that has the Save button or a Pinterest widget, Pinterest can use info about that visit to customise your experience back on Pinterest. For example, if you recently visited some websites that sell camping gear and feature the Pinterest Save button, we might show you Pins from the websites you visited, more Pins related to the outdoors, or Promoted Pins for hiking gear.
How it works
When you go to a Pinterest-infused site, Pinterest uses a cookie to note the visit. A cookie is just a really small file that gets auto-added to your browser.
Pinterest deletes this data after 30 days.
Turn off personalisation
If you don’t want Pinterest using stuff you do outside Pinterest to personalise your experience, here are some things you can do:
- Go to your account settings and turn off Personalisation
- Change your browser’s 'Do not track' feature to prevent Pinterest and other sites from using this info
- Ads performance reporting on Pinterest
- Android permissions
- Block or unblock someone
- Brand surveys
- Do Not Track
- Edit account privacy
- iOS location permissions
- Personalisation and data
- Personalised ads on Pinterest
- Pinterest and P3P
- Third-party analytics or advertising providers that Pinterest uses or allows
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