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NOREF - Suppress Referrer (referer) for Hyperlinks

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Description from store Privacy Policy This extension is completely private. All data saved using this extension are kept locally on the browser and available only to the user. This extension does not collect nor transmit any data to any parties. V1.5: Conforms to manifest v2 V1.4: Can now exclude (whitelist) full or partial domains or URLs V1.3: Optimization/Cleanup V1.2: The extension's icon is now hidden V1.1: Skipped V1.0: This extension adds a rel=noreferrer attribute to every <a> link on any web page being viewed. It blocks sending referer headers to landing pages, thereby strengthening privacy while browsing. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Referrer (aka referer) is a header value transmitted by the browser to a target web site when a link is clicked on. It contains the URL of the referring web site where the link was clicked on. Some users may not wish to share that information with websites while they browse due to privacy concerns. This Chrome extension blocks the transmission of the referrer header to sites, by adding rel=noreferrer to every link on web pages. Note1: The rel=noreferrer attribute is only supported in HTML5 compliant browsers such as Chrome. Note2: Some sites may require referrer to function properly, although such requirement is strongly discouraged. Majority of the sites will function properly without the referrer header. Note3: If a link is dynamically added or altered after a page is loaded, for example via ajax, the referrer block may not take effect on that link. Haven't tested this yet. If someone does, please let us know. Note4: This extension does not block referrer transmission for other page elements such as scripts, images, or forms. But all hyperlinks are processed to block referrer. Robert Hashemian http://www.hashemian.com/

Latest reviews

  • (2019-11-28) Petrovich: good
  • (2019-05-21) Tomek Kowalski: Works good for blocking redirection
  • (2018-11-30) Не удаляет &_openstat=(...) и &utm_source=(...) из ссылок с Яндекс.Маркета.
  • (2017-06-19) Steffen Busch: Some pages use the rel attribute also for grouping of lightboxes. For example fancybox is using it. Quote: Galleries are created from elements who have the same "data-fancybox-group" or "rel" attribute value. Can't this problem be fixed if you check whether an <a> has already a rel attribute and if so just add "noreferrer" to it instead of just setting it to this value only? And maybe check if it is already containing "noreferrer". I've seen this for example: rel="noreferrer group1". In this case it should not be changed.
  • (2015-01-07) Loli Luck: It doesn't work!
  • (2014-12-17) Павел _: Does not block anything
  • (2013-11-18) John McSpiffy: Had to disable because it interferes with too many web site features.
  • (2012-12-28) Does not work with Facebook. Do not let access to friendships, notifications and messages buttons
  • (2012-10-17) Genadi Saltikov: Very good, but too bad author does not mention anywhere that it breaks Facebook - people should know that and not having to enable/disable dozens of extensions to find this out.
  • (2012-07-10) John Chadwick: Doesn't seem to work, Chromium on Ubuntu 12.04. It's probably not a major bug but there's other options to go through...
  • (2012-05-16) Mériadec Pillet: Don't work (you can test by searching "referrer test" in google and test results)
  • (2012-03-01) Johnathon Weare: Hoping for: equivalent of FF noref. Got: breaks facebook Missing: 3rd party only option Uninstalled: y Alternative: A little privacy
  • (2012-01-29) Matt Wilhelm: Breaks Facebook.
  • (2011-11-13) Tom Michael: It prevents the drop down menus in facebook. I'm not sure what these are technically, but they are the drop down menus for notifications which are normally a white number in a red box. With NOREF installed these drop down menus do not appear when I click on the notifications icon. Once NOREF was disabled, these drop down menus worked again. Please fix this because the extension seems like a good idea.

Latest issues

  • (2015-11-07, v:1.5) breaks facebook
    breaks the notifications menu at top of desktop facebook for me in Chrome OSX


2,187 history
3.2 (48 votes)
Last update / version
2016-04-18 / 1.5
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