Mobile Device Choices
You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from AOL by following the instructions for your type of device below. Please note that, in some instances, it may be necessary for you to provide your unique device ID in order to opt-out.
In Apple iOS6 and higher, companies can target advertising to mobile app users by using a unique identifier called the "Advertising Identifier." You can opt out of receiving such targeted advertising from AOL by selecting "Limit Ad Tracking" in the iOS settings. When you choose to Limit Ad Tracking, AOL will not use your device's Advertising Identifier for ad targeting purposes.
For more information about these iOS options:
1. Open Settings
2. Select Privacy
3. Select Advertising and follow the on-screen instructions
In Android devices with Google Play Services 4.0 and higher, companies can target advertising to mobile app users by using a unique identifier called the "Android Advertising Identifier." You can opt out of receiving such targeted advertising from AOL by selecting "Opt out of Interest Based Ads." When you choose to opt-out, AOL will not use your device's Android Advertising Identifier for ad targeting purposes.
For more information about these Android options:
1. Open Settings
2. Select Google
3. Select Privacy
4. Select Ads and follow the on-screen instructions
Additional Choices and Controls:
You may also stop collection of information by AOL apps by uninstalling them using the standard uninstall process available on your device or via the application marketplace or network from which you installed the app.
In addition, you can adjust your AOL Marketing Preferences to make choices about how your AOL information may be used to provide marketing offers to you across your devices when signed in to AOL services.
Verizon Wireless may insert a unique identifier in certain web traffic from your mobile device. This identifier, also known as a "UIDH," is used to deliver ads to your mobile device (through both the Verizon Relevant Mobile Advertising and Verizon Selects advertising programs). If you opt out of the Relevant Mobile Advertising and do not opt in to the Verizon Selects programs, Verizon will stop inserting the UIDH and AOL will no longer have access to this identifier. You have a choice about participating in the Verizon programs.
Please note that by limiting ad tracking or opting out by way of any of the choices described, you will still see ads in the same places, but those ads may be less relevant because they will no longer be based on your interests. Due to the differences between using apps and websites on mobile devices, the options listed are specific only to AOL's practices within apps. You can continue to control the use of data when you browse the web by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative and the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada.
Apple devices running iOS versions before 6.0 and Android devices running Google Play Services earlier than 4.0 do not support platform-based privacy choices. For such devices, AOL provides an opt-out mechanism, below. Device identifiers from either platform (iOS or Android) submitted below will be opted-out of AOL's targeting processes.
To manage privacy preferences on other mobile devices, enter your device identifier and preference, below. Note that this page accepts case insensitive device identifiers in two formats: Android Id (16 character hexidecimal, such as 355018BC70BAAF96), and UDID (36 hexidecimal characters including dashes, such as 1E2AFA89-496A-47FD-9A41-DF1AC4E6434A).