I've always thought that if an app has to get access to certain information on your phone, you have to give it permission in the "permissions" settings in phone settings.
However, on Google Play, it says under the "Data safety" tab,in "Data Collected", that TikTok (and other apps, such as the YouTube and Facebook app) can access "Web Browser History". What I find especially strange is that it says that TikTok's access to this is "optional". Where on earth can I, if that's the case, change the setting?
I am rather shocked, as this is a far reaching privacy intrusion, and there's no way to stop it. It isn't listed in app permissions in the phone settings. Access to web history isn't even a permission anymore. That made me believe that it's not possible for another app to get access to web history.
Have I misunerstood something here? How can it say in Google Play that an app can access your browser history, when it is not possible to grant that permission in the phone setting?