Local only instance, app asking for permissions

I have a local only instance of home assistant that I want to access using the Home Assistant app when I am on my home network only.

When I go to log in on the app it says:
You’re about to give https://home-assistant.io/android access to your Home Assistant Instance.

Is the app playing some sort of middle man and communicating back to the cloud? I’d prefer to keep my info local only so if this is required by the app I guess I will just not use the app.

I could do a packet capture and find out but I don’t feel like it haha.

The app is not communicating to the cloud, thats a special link setup to help with setting up the app I believe. It actually redirects to the companion docs wehn you click on it.