Vivaldi’s powerful privacy settings


  • Moderator

    @gajk Interesting. Wonder how you managed that. I have never received a marketing email from Vivaldi in five years.


  • Ambassador

    @Ayespy I was thinking that he must have done a Google search for Vivaldi to find the download, or followed a link on a dodgy site that tracks users’ behaviour. If so, that would be rather ironic.


  • Moderator

    @gajk said in Vivaldi’s powerful privacy settings:

    When I downloaded Vivaldi without an account I began to get marketing emails.

    A download of Vivaldi at vivaldi.com does not result in getting mails from other companies or spammers.



  • @gajk said in Vivaldi’s powerful privacy settings:

    When I downloaded Vivaldi without an account I began to get marketing emails. Privacy? Right.... Vivaldi digs as deep into your system as any other browser. As a design professional, and an original beta tester for Opera on the Mac back in the late 90s, I am not green around the gills. I don't buy the privacy crap any browser espouses.

    A browser shouldn't dig anywhere into your system at all. Its job is simply to render HTML and display it to you. That's why it's so easy to switch browsers, run multiple browsers concurrently etc. Contrast that with antivirus software, disk defragmenting software, etc.

    I've never had any marketing emails regarding Vivaldi. In fact, when I created a Vivaldi email account, I never had any marketing mail of any kind to it, until somebody I once emailed got their iThings hacked.

    If you started receiving marketing messages, it's probably because you used a mainstream search engine, or talked about switching browsers on a mainstream social media site/forum, or one of your friends got a virus.

    If you are concerned about privacy in your browser, you may also want to investigate compiling GNU Icecat for yourself, or using Firefox while adding the various about:config tweaks proposed at privacytools.io and restoreprivacy.com . But rest assured, Vivaldi is at present one of the less-offensive browsers out there.


  • Moderator

    @gajk If you signed up for vivaldi sync, you may have ticked to join the mailing lists.

    You can unsubscribe from them easily using a link at the bottom of them.

    You can also unsubscribe from them here: https://vivaldi.com/newsletter/unsubscribe

    These mailing lists are informational (letting you know about browser updates etc.) and run by Vivaldi, and your details are never shared with 3rd parties.


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