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.
|nativeMessaging||Used to securely communicate with the ExpressVPN desktop app.|
|Privacy||Used to prevent WebRTC leaks.|
|all_urls||Used to spoof location requests by websites.|
|webRequest||Used to implement HTTPS Everywhere and Network Lock warnings.|
|webRequestBlocking||Used to implement HTTPS Everywhere and Network Lock warnings.|
|tabs||Used to retrieve the active tab URL when a user wants to report an issue.|
|notifications||Used to show you notifications regarding VPN connection status changes.|
|storage||Used to store internal data needed by the extension to operate.|
|unlimitedStorage||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.|
|cookies||Used to implement HTTPS Everywhere.|