Security And Privacy

How we count our users

Starting with Vivaldi 2.7, user counting was changed to gradually drop the use of unique IDs. For now an additional request to our user counting endpoint is made. This request is similar to the old one and includes the unique ID, but contains additional parameters that will be used by the new unique ID-free implementation. […]

Website permissions

Permissions in Vivaldi Location Camera Microphone Motion sensors Notifications JavaScript Flash Images Pop-ups and redirects Intrusive or misleading ads Background sync Sound Automatic downloads MIDI devices USB devices File editing Unsandboxed plugin access Clipboard Payment Handlers Only a few are allowed by default, some are blocked outright and as for the rest, your permission will […]

Privacy Settings

Vivaldi’s privacy settings give you solid control to safeguard your private data. By default, each setting has either been enabled or disabled based on what we believe is in our users best interest, but you’ll of course have the option to toggle each setting in Settings > Privacy. Google Phishing and Malware Protection The Safe […]

Abusive Ad-Blocker

By default, Vivaldi blocks advertisements on sites with abusive ad practices, such as ads which are purposefully misleading users and ads using abusive technologies  – for example, pop-ups that prevent you from leaving the site. The abusive ad-blocker feature can be disabled in Settings > Privacy > Content Blocking > Block Ads on Abusive Sites, but […]

Update Vivaldi

It’s always good to keep your browser up to date in order to enjoy the newest features and get the latest bug fixes and security updates. Here’s how to update your Vivaldi browser: Windows Update notification will let you know when a new version of Vivaldi has been released. Click on it to view the […]

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of data (text files) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. The cookie will be used to recognize you and your preferences the next time […]

Password management

With Vivaldi, you can store your account login credentials in the browser. When password saving is enabled, every time you log into a new account you’ll be asked whether you wish to save the password. If you ignore the prompt or say Never to saving a particular password but change your mind, next time you log into […]

Private Windows

Private browsing mode is intended to protect your privacy from other users of your computer. When you browse using a Private Window, Vivaldi will minimize what is stored locally on your computer so that very few traces are left of what you were browsing once you close all private browsing windows. To open a Private […]

Obtain official builds and checking their signatures

Securely Downloading official Vivaldi packages To ensure you have an official version of Vivaldi, type “https://vivaldi.com/download/” and press “Enter”. On visiting this website, you should expect to see a green, padlocked badge in the URL field stating, “Vivaldi Technologies [NO]”. In almost all browsers, you can click the badge to view more details about the […]

Is Vivaldi Open Source?

Vivaldi is not made available under one unified open source license. It does contain the Chromium source code with changes made to allow the HTML/CSS/JS based UI to run. All changes to the Chromium source code are made available under a BSD license and can be read by anyone on vivaldi.com/source/. Details in this regard are […]