From the “Settings” page of your Account, you may opt out of behavioural tracking and/or interest-based advertising through our Platforms. Your changes to such opt-out setting may take 24 hours to become effective. Please note that if you choose to “opt out”, we will not use information we have collected about you to deliver Targeted Ads, but it does not opt you out of being delivered advertisements. You will still receive generic, non-targeted advertisements.
In addition, opting out from behavioural tracking and/or interest-based advertising on one device or browser may apply to that specific device or browser only. To opt out of tracking on other devices or browsers, you must opt out from those other devices or browsers.
Carousell uses your device location to improve our services such as recommended meet-up locations, recommended products and/or services, customer support, and more.
You can stop the location permissions on the applications level by changing the relevant preferences on your device.
Please note that if you choose to opt out, you can still use the Carousell mobile application but will not be able to take full advantage of our Services, in particular, the location-based features.
Mobile Device Controls
Targeted Ads may be based on the mobile device you are using. You may use your mobile device settings to opt out of certain advertising for third parties based on your mobile advertising identifier.
To opt out on an Android device:
- Open “Google Settings” of “Settings” (depending on your mobile device)
- Scroll down and click on “Google”
- Click on “Ads”
- Enable “Opt out of interest-based ads” or “Opt out of Ads Personalisation”
To opt out on an iOS device:
- Open “Settings”
- Click on “Privacy”
- Click on “Advertising”
- Enable “Limited Ad Tracking”
Or visit Apple’s website for more information.
Cookies, Mobile and Web Browser controls
Your mobile and/or web browsers may allow you to manage your preferences and provide certain privacy controls. You can refuse and/or delete certain tracking technologies and cookies by changing the relevant preferences on your device.
Tracking technologies that we use on our Services include Google Analytics, which enables us to understand how you use our Services and optimise and deliver advertisements based on your visit activity on our Platforms. Google provides tools to allow website visitors to manage the collection, use and disclosure of your information by Google Analytics. For more information, please visit Google’s website.
You can also configure your device's settings to reflect your preferences. Please note that if you clear and/or reject all cookies:
- you will not be able to take full advantage of our Services; and
- you may have undone your opt out option for that device and should reconfigure your device settings to reflect your earlier preferences.
Mobile Device App Opt-Out
Carousell has selected partners who are members of self-regulatory associations such as the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada (DAAC) or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA). You may wish to use the opt-out tools offered by these associations, some of which are linked to below:
You may learn more about these practices here.
Frequently asked questions
What is a Targeted Ad or personalised and/or interest-based advertising?
Targeted advertising is a marketing strategy by which companies can use data, attributes, and/or digital technology (collectively, “Advertising Data”) to deliver advertisements tailored to the preferences, needs, and wants of their audience. Advertising Data can include demographic data such as gender and age, or behavioural variables, such as browser history, purchase history, and other recent activity.
At Carousell, we endeavour to deliver advertisements that are tailored to your preferences and are useful to you. By allowing us to deliver Targeted Ads to you, you will be able to view advertisements that are more relevant to you.
How are advertisements targeted or personalised?
We show you advertisements based on a number of factors such as the following:
- Your Account activity
- Your activity on other devices and/or browsers
- Tracking technologies whether used by third parties or CarousellInformation provided by you to us through the use of our Services
Why are there Carousell advertisements on other apps and websites?
In addition to advertisements on our Platforms, we may deliver advertisements on other platforms, websites and/or mobile applications if they are a member of the Carousell network. Through the Carousell network, advertisers may elect to serve their advertisements across certain platforms and devices.
What happens when I opt out?
By choosing to “opt out” through any of the above mentioned methods, you are not opting out of being delivered advertisements. You will still receive generic, non-targeted advertisements. You may still be served advertisements for other reasons, such as:
- Your age, gender or location.
- Personalised and/or targeted advertisements from other third parties and not delivered by Carousell through your mobile and/or web activities.