Vivaldi 3.8 Released, Offers Relief From Cookie Dialogs And FLoC

Vivaldi 3.8 focused on an improved web browsing and user's privacy. The new Cookie Crumbler blocks the most annoying cookie-related dialogs.

The web browser maker, Vivaldi, has announced the release of Vivaldi 3.8 on desktop and on mobile.

For many of you, incessant cookie dialogs and banners are the new scourge of smooth browsing. Instead of avoiding using trackers and tracking ads, many websites bother users to manage their cookie preferences before allowing access to the content they came to see. This leads to clicking “allow” or “accept” without realizing that you unwittingly just gave permission for trackers to create behavioral profiles about you.

 Jon von Tetzchner, co-founder and CEO of Vivaldi Technologies

So, to fight this drawback, Vivaldi’s new Cookie Crumbler blocks essentially the most annoying cookie-related dialogs. It’s uncovered through a brand new choice within the browser’s built-in Advert and Tracker Blocker: Simply allow “Take away cookie warnings.”

Cookie Crumbler is not enabled by default, but you can enabling it manually in the browser. You can find it under Settings -> Privacy -> Tracker and Ad blocking -> Manage Sources -> Ad blocking sources.

In addition, Vivaldi continues to tackle privacy issues plaguing the internet such as data collection, user tracking, and profiling including FLoC. FLoC is Google’s latest privacy-invasive technology, designed to help advertisers perform behavioral targeting without third-party cookies.

Therefore, a browser with FLoC enabled would collect information about its user’s browsing habits. Then use that information to assign its user to a “cohort” or group.

Vivaldi Browser

Other highlights of Vivaldi 3.8

  • The panels have been redesigned with new icons, without borders and the content now shines. Also, now you can set the opacity of your background, you can turn on the background blur or make the bar transparent.
  • Now you can add favorites more quickly with the combination Ctrl + D, for which no confirmation will be asked.
  • Ability to disable mouse gestures.
  • Also added ability to add extensions to quick commands.
  • Android users will be able to change the language of the browser’s interface without bothering about the OS language setting.

Download Vivaldi 3.8

In some Linux distros, such as those based on Ubuntu, after the first installation the browser repository is added, so the new version will already be available from the software center.

For others, the latest Vivaldi 3.8 update is now available for download from the project page.

Bobby Borisov

Bobby Borisov

Bobby, an editor-in-chief at Linuxiac, is a Linux professional with over 20 years of experience. With a strong focus on Linux and open-source software, he has worked as a Senior Linux System Administrator, Software Developer, and DevOps Engineer for small and large multinational companies.

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