Updated: October 14th, 2019
Changes: Documenting Chrome Web Store permissions per Google's project Strobe requirements
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IE Tab for Windows
Please note that the IE Tab for Windows product is a client-only product that uses the local IE rendering engine that is a component of Windows (not necessarily dependent on IE).
No browsing activity or options are sent off of the client machine.
The IE Tab extension for Chrome permissions
The IE Tab extension is a powerful and mature product with functionality to meet the requirements of consumers and enterprises on many different platforms and
it therefore leverages a variety of the functionality available to Chrome extensions.
Below are a list of the specific permissions that the IE Tab extension requires and an explanation of the reasons it needs these permissions:
- "Storage / managed_schema". IE Tab provides a managed schema to allow Google Admin administrators to deploy IE Tab settings.
- "Read and change all your data on the websites you visit". IE Tab for Windows requires this permission for several reasons. 1. It needs to intercept certain navigations, downloads, and links to display them within IE Tab. 2. On IE Tab for Mac / Chromebook it provides a proxy implementation and needs cross-origin access to proxy web requests. 3. It provides an API for whitelisted websites. 4. It needs to be able to read cookies for web sites so it can share sessions between Chrome and IE Tab.
- "Read and change your browsing history". We use the history API to correctly reflect navigations that happen in the native IE rendering process.
- "Bookmarks". IE Tab bookmarks can be created with one-click from the custom IE Tab address bar.
- "Communicate with cooperating websites". IE Tab uses this to communicate with the ietab.net web site for license registration, administrative tools, and the options page
- "Communicate with cooperating native applications". IE Tab uses a native Windows application to render the web pages using the IE rendering engine, so it necessarily needs this access
IE Tab for Mac, Chromebook, Linux
IE Tab for Windows uses a client-only solution by leveraging components that are included with Windows. Such components are not available on Mac, Chromebook, or other Linux devices.
As such, IE Tab for these devices uses a different mechanism and that mechanism is a remotely hosted virtual machine running Windows.
To protect your information we use standard cryptographic protocols to communicate with the session on the remote machine and we uniquely create a new user account for every single session
and only one user is assigned to a VM at a time. When that user session is done that unique user account and all data associated with it is completely removed.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We also use third party advertisements on ietab.net to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.