1. What is COPPA?
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is an American legal framework that safeguards children’s privacy. For details, check this blog post. The Apple App Store and Google Play have rules in place to make sure games comply with COPPA.
2. What are Apple App Store’s Rules?
If an app is designed specifically for children under 13 years of age, it must include COPPA compliance.
3. What are Google Play’s Rules?
Developers submitting games and applications meant for children or for a general audience including children under 13 years old MUST comply with Google Play’s Designed for Families policy. If you do not, Google Play will disable your game/app.
4. How to set COPPA
When you use your own privacy dialog :
- If the user is above 13
[Yodo1Mas sharedInstance].isCOPPAAgeRestricted = No;
- If the user is under 13
[Yodo1Mas sharedInstance].isCOPPAAgeRestricted = Yes;
IMPORTANT! Google’s new privacy changes disallow the transmission of advertising ID for unknown age users, thus unknown age users will be set as age restricted by default. This lead to limited ad inventory and lower ad eCPM, as an increasing number of advertising campaigns require the identifier.
In order to maximize ad monetization, MAKE SURE to use your own age verification pop up or MAS age verification pop-up to collect users’ age.