Security And Privacy

Tracker and Ad Blocking

In addition to Vivaldi not tracking you, we protect you from web trackers and give you the option to block ads. Tracker blocker Tracker blocker prevents ubiquitous web trackers from following you around the web and from gathering personal data about you. When the feature is enabled, trackers are blocked by relying on lists of […]

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 > Do Not Track > Block Ads on Abusive […]

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 lets you know when a new version of Vivaldi has been released. Click on it to view the change […]

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. Saving passwords 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 discard the prompt for saving a particular password but want to do it later, click on […]

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 […]