Privacy information

We provide controls to allow you to choose which communications you receive from us, manage your public information, and set your sharing preferences. 

When using Spotify, please remember that certain information such as your username, profile picture, who you follow, who follows you, your recently played artists, and public playlists may always be publicly available to others.  

Some information is made publicly available to others by default. This includes: 

  • playlists created or followed, 
  • activity on the service (e.g., what you listen to, music you share), 
  • recently played artists, 
  • your top tracks and your top artists, and 
  • content you post, upload and/or contribute to the service.  

You can always adjust your privacy settings by following the instructions found here

Information that is publicly available, such as playlists, may be used, linked to, or re-shared by others on the Service or across the web, so please use Spotify carefully and be mindful of your settings. Remember that even if you remove a playlist or make a playlist private, others who already subscribed to it or who otherwise have access to it (e.g., via a link) may still have access to it. Also keep in mind that playlists and other information added to your Spotify profile may include information, such as your username, which could enable others to find you within the Spotify Service or on other services.

Privacy controls

Spotify service settings

Click here for instructions on how to adjust your privacy settings on Spotify.

Device system settings

Spotify may request permissions to use some information from your device to provide certain features (e.g., location or sensor information). Your mobile device’s operating system may allow you to control these permissions.

For more information, please visit the support site for your operating system.

3rd-party app permissions

Spotify is pleased to support third-party applications through its APIs and other developer tools. If you connect your Spotify account to a third-party application, the third-party application may require permissions to function.

If you would like to revoke your permissions from the third-party application, please use the tools provided by the third-party application to disconnect your Spotify account.  

Cookies and similar technologies 

We describe our use of cookies and similar technologies in our Privacy Policy.

There are several ways you can manage preferences. 

1. Your Browser

Some browsers allow you to control your cookie preferences. The following links show how to adjust the browser settings of commonly used browsers:

2. Your Mobile Device

On your mobile device, you may also have a “Limit Ad Tracking” setting (on iOS devices) or a setting to “Opt out of Interest-Based Ads” (on Android) which allows you to limit the use of information about your use of apps for purposes of serving ads targeted to your interests.   

3. Self-Regulatory Organizations

You can also use tools provided by organizations such as the Digital Advertising Alliance and the Network Advertising Initiative. Here are some helpful resources you can find online: 

  • aboutads.info
  • allaboutcookies.org
  • youradchoices.ca
  • www.youronlinechoices.eu
  • networkadvertising.org/choices

4. Company-specific Tools

Some companies provide additional tools to manage your preferences. For example, Google provides tools to manage the collection and use of certain information by Google Analytics at tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and Google Analytics for Display Advertising or the Google Display Network by using Google’s Ads Settings at google.com/settings/ads. Tune Inc. provides opt out tools at optoutmobile.com or support@hasoffers.com.