The Privacy Sandbox on
introduces new technologies to improve user privacy and enable effective,
personalized advertising experiences for mobile apps. The Privacy Sandbox
each of which requires an Ad Services
normal permission in order to support
core advertising use cases without reliance on cross-app identifiers.
Learn more about Android's Privacy Sandbox initiative and Ad Manager.
The Topics API is part of the Privacy Sandbox designed to infer coarse-grained interest signals on-device based on a user's app usage. These signals or "topics" are recognizable categories that are inferred based on the apps they used.
Apps and advertising platforms can use topics to decide what ads are relevant. Topics support interest-based advertising (IBA) use cases without requiring tracking of individual users across mobile apps.
Google Mobile Ads SDK 22.4.0 accesses the Topics API and declares the following permission by default:
<!-- Topics API permission. --> <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_ADSERVICES_TOPICS" />
If you want to opt out of Ad Manager testing of Android's Topics API, see how to prevent the merging of permissions in Android's instructions.
Attribution Reporting API (with debug reports)
The Attribution Reporting API is part of the Privacy Sandbox and is designed to provide improved user privacy by removing reliance on cross-party user identifiers and to support key use cases for attribution and conversion measurement across mobile apps.
Google Mobile Ads SDK 22.4.0 accesses the Attribution Reporting API with debugging reports and declares the following permissions by default:
<!-- Attribution Reporting API (with debug reports) permissions. --> <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_ADSERVICES_ATTRIBUTION" /> <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_ADSERVICES_AD_ID" />
If you want to opt out of Ad Manager testing of Android's Attribution Reporting API, see how to prevent the merging of permissions in Android's instructions.