Wattpadders in the EU will be seeing a popup that will allow them to manage their data preferences as they relate to ads on Wattpad. This is part of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which you may be familiar with. GDPR is a legal structure that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information from individuals who live in the EU.
Currently, Wattpad does not share data with third parties. This popup asks for your consent in sharing data with third parties. You can see an example of it below:
OneTrust is a company Wattpad works with in this regard. OneTrust is a tool we use to gather and manage consent; they are the ones powering the popup you're seeing. Rest assured that OneTrust is a very trusted application and is used by many companies to manage data consent experiences.
Clicking "I accept" means you're giving consent to Wattpad to share your data with our third-party advertising partners, which will help us serve you ads that are more relevant to you and your interests. You can also customize your consent preferences by clicking "show purposes".
If you tap on List of Partners (vendors), you'll see a list of partners OneTrust works with, and can choose to allow or not allow these partners access through OneTrust.