To provide you with the most inspirational, personalized experience on Pinterest, we use information about your activity off and on Pinterest. For example, if we see you’re into cooking based on what you save on Pinterest, we may suggest food-related Pins, boards, or people we think you might like.
As we explain below, you can update your privacy and data sharing settings to adjust what information we collect and how we share and use it.
Privacy and data settings
When you turn on Search Privacy, we let external search engines know to exclude your profile and boards from search results. From your privacy and data settings, you can opt in and out of four different personalization settings:
Your other options
|Use sites you visit
||Controls how we use data collected on other websites and apps to improve recommendations and ads on Pinterest
|Use partner info
||Controls how we use info from our partners for personalized ads and recommendations
|Improve the ads you see about Pinterest
||Controls if we can use your Pinterest activity to show you ads about Pinterest on other websites and apps
|Share activity for ads performance reporting
||Controls if we can share info about you with advertisers, to help them to measure how their ads perform
You can edit your profile to change what information about you is displayed on your Pins and public profile. Keep in mind any info in your profile can be seen by the public. For extra privacy, you can change your name or use secret boards.
You can prevent someone from following you, messaging you or interacting with your Pins by blocking them. You can also save Pins to a secret board that only you (and anyone you invite) can view. If someone is harassing you, you can report them.
You can also change your notification settings to adjust how often you hear about what’s happening on Pinterest.
If you’re located in the EU or UK you can adjust your cookie preferences by visiting your privacy settings and selecting Edit under Cookie Preferences at the bottom of the page.
Finally, if you’re a parent of a teen on Pinterest, there’s more info for you about our age requirements and privacy options.