The ExpressVPN browser extension requires a number of permissions to operate. This article explains each permission we request and why they are needed.
Why do we request permissions?
When installing the browser extension, you will receive a permission request.
List of requested permissions
Below is the full list of requested permissions and what each permission is used for.
|Used to determine if the user is logged in to our website to help support to more quickly diagnose issues.
|Used to securely communicate with the ExpressVPN desktop app.
|Used to prevent WebRTC leaks.
|Used to determine if the user is being prompted for a captcha to search.
|Used to open new tabs, including the shortcuts chrome page which is only accessible with this permission.
|Used to show you notifications regarding VPN connection status changes.
|Used to store internal data needed by the extension to operate.
|Used 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.
|Used to implement Network Lock warnings.
|Used to spoof location requests by websites.