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The ExpressVPN browser extension requires a number of permissions to operate. When installing the browser extension, you will receive a permission request.

On Chrome

To add the ExpressVPN browser extension to your browser, click "Add extension."

On Firefox

To add the ExpressVPN browser extension to your browser, click "Add."

On Edge

To add the ExpressVPN browser extension to your browser, click "Add Extension."

These permissions are requested solely for the purpose of providing you with the full functionality and security of a VPN, such as WebRTC blocks and location spoofing. ExpressVPN does not monitor or collect any data of your online activity or connections. To learn more about our commitment to your privacy, see the ExpressVPN Privacy Policy.

Below is the full list of requested permissions and what each permission is used for.

PermissionUsage
nativeMessagingUsed to securely communicate with the ExpressVPN desktop app.
PrivacyUsed to prevent WebRTC leaks.
all_urlsUsed to spoof location requests by websites.
webRequestUsed to implement HTTPS Everywhere and Network Lock warnings.
webRequestBlockingUsed to implement HTTPS Everywhere and Network Lock warnings.
tabsUsed to retrieve the active tab URL when a user wants to report an issue.
notificationsUsed to show you notifications regarding VPN connection status changes.
storageUsed to store internal data needed by the extension to operate.
unlimitedStorageUsed to increase the amount of storage the extension can use. We store configuration settings and app status information. This storage can only be accessed by the extension itself. No website or other extension can see it.
cookiesUsed to implement HTTPS Everywhere.

 

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