Vivaldi 3.8 takes care of annoying cookie dialogs for you

Martin Brinkmann
Apr 29, 2021
Internet, Vivaldi

Vivaldi Technologies have released Vivaldi 3.8, the latest version of the company's web browser, for all supported operating systems. The new Vivaldi version introduces a new option that Vivaldi calls Cookie Crumbler, options to change language settings independently from the operating system on Android, and a firm confirmation that Vivaldi won't include Google's FLoC.

The update is already available, and most installations should receive the update automatically thanks to the program's built-in updating functionality.

You can check the installed version by loading vivaldi://about/ in the browser's address bar. Vivaldi checks for updates when the page is opened and will download and install any that it finds during the scan.

The latest version of the Vivaldi browser  can be downloaded from the official project website as well.

Cookie Crumbler

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Cookie Crumbler is a new option that is introduced in Vivaldi 3.8. It is a feature of Vivaldi's built-in content blocker, and needs to be enabled before it is taking care of cookie prompts that you may get when you visit websites on the Internet.

To enable it, go to Vivaldi Menu > Settings > Privacy > Tracker and Ad blocking - Manage Sources -- Ad blocking sources, and check one of the available "remove cookie warnings" lists on the page.

Vivaldi supports two filter lists that take care of cookie dialogs, courtesy of EasyList Cookie List and I don't care about cookies.

Once enabled, Vivaldi will block cookie dialogs on sites, provided that a filter on the activated list matches the site or the cookie script that is used.

The developers note that some sites may not work properly or at all if consent is not given. The team recommends disabling the functionality on these sites if they need to be accessed.

The new functionality is available in desktop and in the mobile version of the browser.

Other changes in Vivaldi 3.8

Vivaldi engineers added the FLoC component in the new Vivaldi version to the blacklist, which means that it won't be included in any future version of the browser.

Previously, FLoC was prevented from working by making sure that a hidden setting was not enabled.

On the desktop, Vivaldi Panels received a refresh with new options:

  • Enable opacity for the panel background (also affects Speed Dial title background)
  • Frosted Look option by enabling blurring.
  • Transparent tab bar.

Users who prefer the old way need to make sure that the opacity is set to 100% and that the Transparent tab bar is disabled.

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A new shortcut to add bookmarks to Vivaldi without dialog has been added in the desktop versions. Just press Ctrl-D or CMD-D (on Mac) to add a bookmark without need to open the dialog.

The dialog has several new options; it can be displayed with a click on the bookmark icon or by invoking the shortcut twice. New options include creating new folders in the dialog, browsing the full tree-view structure of bookmarks, and quick filters between regular bookmark folders and speed dial folders.

Two new features are available in Quick Commands. First, the ability to toggle mouse gestures on or off, and second, to display extension pop-ups by typing the extension's name.

The mobile version of the Vivaldi browser, available for Android, has a new feature to set a language for Vivaldi that can be different than the system language. Go to Settings > Language Settings > App Language to set one of the 41 supported languages as the default.

Vivaldi users who display the address bar at the bottom of the page may now add a Start Page shortcut to it under Vivaldi Menu > Settings > Appearance.

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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

  10. Anonymous said on September 28, 2023 at 8:19 am

    When will you put an end to the mess in the comments?

  11. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 9:36 am

    Ghacks comments have been broken for too long. What article did you see this comment on? Reply below. If we get to 20 different articles we should all stop using the site in protest.

    I posted this on [] so please reply if you see it on a different article.

    1. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 11:01 am

      Comment redirected me to [] which seems to be the ‘real’ article it is attached to

  12. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 10:48 am

    Comment redirected me to [] which seems to be the ‘real’ article it is attached to

  13. Mystique said on September 28, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    Article Title: Reddit enforces user activity tracking on site to push advertising revenue
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    No surprises here. This is just the beginning really. I cannot see a valid reason as to why anyone would continue to use the platform anymore when there are enough alternatives fill that void.

  14. justputthispostanywhere said on September 29, 2023 at 3:59 am

    I’m not sure if there is a point in commenting given that comments seem to appear under random posts now, but I’ll try… this comment is for

    My temporary “solution”, if you can call it that, is to use a VPN (Mullvad in my case) to sign up for and access Reddit via a European connection. I’m doing that with pretty much everything now, at least until the rest of the world catches up with GDPR. I don’t think GDPR is a magical privacy solution but it’s at least a first step.

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