Use settings to manage your Recommendations implementation.

To access the Recommendations Settings options, open Target in the Adobe Experience Cloud, then click Recommendations > Settings.

The following options are available:

Setting Description

Custom Global Mbox

(Optional) Specify the custom global mbox used to serve Target activities. By default, the global mbox used by Target is used for Recommendations.

Note: This option is set on the Target Setup page. Open Target, then click Setup.

Industry Vertical

The industry vertical is used to help categorize your recommendations criteria. This helps members of your team find criteria that make sense for a particular page, such as criteria that are best for the shopping cart page or for a media page.

Filter Incompatible Criteria

Enable this option to show only those criteria where the selected page passes the required data. Not every criteria will run correctly on every page. The page or mbox needs to pass in or entity.categoryId for the current item/current category recommendations to be compatible. In general, it is best to show only compatible criteria. However, if you want incompatible criteria to be available for the activity, uncheck this option.

It is recommended that you disable this option if using a tag management solution.

For more information about this option, see Recommendations FAQ.

Default Host Group

Select your default host group. None means that your Default Host Group for Reporting setting in Target Classic is used for your default host group.

The host group provides the environment where the products are hosted. You can only preview from one given host group at a time. The numbers and update information that show in the Collection list all come from that host group. Likewise, the delivery depends on your host group.

If you don't see your products, make sure that you are using the correct host group. For example, if you set up your recommendation to use a staging environment and you set your host group to Staging, you might need to re-create your collections in the staging environment for the products to show.

To see which products are available in each environment, use Catalog Search with each environment.

For more information about host groups, see Hosts.

Thumbnail Base URL

Setting a base URL for your product catalog makes it possible to use relative URLs when specifying thumbnails of your products when passing in your thumbnail URL.

For example:


sets a URL relative to the thumbnail base URL.

Recommendation API Token

Use this token in Recommendations API calls, such as the Download API.