Throughout the development process of Basilisk we have gotten questions regarding the privacy of the Basilisk browser itself as well as services hosted on basilisk-browser.org.
The purpose of this page is to answer those questions and to provide more information to those who may be curious regarding this subject.
We don't want your data. We do not, and will not collect analytics or sell your data to anyone. For any reason. Period.
We believe that privacy is a fundamental right, and as part of that right you should have the option to configure your Basilisk installation to fit your needs and your threat model. To be clear - Basilisk is not configured to be a private or anonymous web browser out of the box. If absolute privacy is something you desire it can be done with Basilisk, but it will take some research and testing on your end to reach that point.
That being said, we have to log some data for the security of our web services. We will document those services and what logs are collected below:
- This is the auto update server for Basilisk. We log IP addresses and user agents that request pages on this domain for one week. Logs are rotated once weekly at 00:00 UTC on Sunday. This logging is reviewed only when we need to block a malicious IP address. Other than that one circumstance, this logging is never reviewed in any way, neither by a human, nor by a computer program.
- Autoupdate requests can be disabled in Basilisk under the Advanced->Update section of the Basilisk preferences. We do not recommend disabling this.
- This is the main site for Basilisk. We log IP addresses and user agents that request pages on this domain for one week. Logs are rotated once weekly at 00:00 UTC on Sunday. This logging is reviewed only when we need to block a malicious IP address. Other than that one circumstance, this logging is never reviewed in any way, neither by a human, nor by a computer program.
- If you don't want your IP logged, simply don't browse the Basilisk site.
Basilisk also includes support for the following external services:
- Basilisk uses a privacy-conscious service called IP-API to determine where you are located, and contrary to Firefox does not use any local information like WiFi or local network details (which can contain private information) to determine your location on the globe. Only public information (your public IP address) is used, and only minimal information (latitude and longitude) is requested to be transmitted.
- Requests to IP-API can be disabled by setting
- This is the addons site for Basilisk. This site is hosted by the Pale Moon team.
- Pale Moon Sync
- Moonchild has given us permission to include support for Pale Moon Sync in Basilisk. (thank you!)