extension ExtPose


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Remove tracking elements from URLs.

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Description from store This extension will automatically remove tracking elements from URLs to help protect your privacy when browse through the Internet. Many websites use tracking elements in the URL (e.g. https://example.com?utm_source=newsletter1&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sale) to mark your online activity. All that tracking code is not necessary for a website to be displayed or work correctly and can therefore be removed—that is exactly what ClearURLs does. Another common example are Amazon URLs. If you search for a product on Amazon you will see a very long URL, such as: https://www.amazon.com/dp/exampleProduct/ref=sxin_0_pb?__mk_de_DE=ÅMÅŽÕÑ&keywords=tea&pd_rd_i=exampleProduct&pd_rd_r=8d39e4cd-1e4f-43db-b6e7-72e969a84aa5&pd_rd_w=1pcKM&pd_rd_wg=hYrNl&pf_rd_p=50bbfd25-5ef7-41a2-68d6-74d854b30e30&pf_rd_r=0GMWD0YYKA7XFGX55ADP&qid=1517757263&rnid=2914120011 Indeed most of the above URL is tracking code. Once ClearURLs has cleaned the address, it will look like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/exampleProduct All functions in a nutshell * Removes tracking from URLs automatically in the background * Blocks some common ad domains (optional) * Has a built-in tool to clean up multiple URLs at once * Supports redirection to the destination, without tracking services as middleman * Adds an entry to the context menu so that links can be copied quickly and cleanly * Blocks hyperlink auditing, also known as ping tracking * Prevents tracking injection over history API * Prevents Google from rewriting the search results (to include tracking elements) * Prevents Yandex from rewriting the search results (to include tracking elements) * Badgeds to show the currently blocked elements * Supports optional logging * Supports export/import of settings * Has a donate button

Latest reviews

  • (2022-12-03) Hana: it's hit or miss for me, i can go to amazon for example and click on some items and they will have the full url string but going back 5 minutes later and all of the urls are clean.
  • (2022-11-28) Spencer Mathews: Excellent extension, but lacks a whitelist or any other configurability for when it breaks sites.
  • (2022-10-18) Donna Woods: I kind of forgot I had installed this until it started causing problems in Amazon. I could not go through checkout without an error and had to open Edge to complete my order. Also gave me errors in a survey page on Amazon. Otherwise I haven't checked about tracking, but this is a big nuisance.
  • (2022-10-08) yotta117 (yotta117): Funciona perfecto sin hacer nada
  • (2022-10-05) Michael: The extension technically works but the rule sets are nowhere near comprehensive enough. Most websites I visit still have lots of tracking elements in the URL. Unless there's a group of dedicated individuals committed to maintaining comprehensive rule sets (like with adblockers), unfortunately extensions like these will never be very useful.
  • (2022-09-13) Lewis Dexter Litanzios: 👋 Thanks for software Should it work on this [URL]?: * If yes, and it does work, then can someone kindly tell me why it's working for you and not me * If no, and it doesn't work, then can someone tell me why (ebay.co.uk is a pretty common domain) or suggest where I can make a feature request If I receive a reply then I'll reconsider my rating Yours hopefully [URL]: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255722030729?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11021.m43.l1120&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=c7622aed70ed48c69620b70d3985196f&bu=43110009856&ut=RU&exe=102358&ext=240834&osub=-1%7E1&crd=20220913073507&segname=11021
  • (2022-09-11) Crystal Identity: I really, really wanted to like this. Unfortunately, when I put in a long, annoying URL with lots of tracking code junk at the end, it only removed a little bit of it. Most of it still remained attached! I ended up removing this app, as it was of no use to me. I Googled to find a site that can do this one simple thing. I'm happy with URLClean.com which does exactly what it says on the tin.
  • (2022-08-24) Bryce Haymond: I liked this extension until today when I found that it was disrupting Google OAuth logins, causing them to fail with an error "Something went wrong...". It took me many hours to diagnose that it was this extension that was causing the problem, including chatting with Google Support, but once I disabled this extension, the Google OAuth logins work again. If the developers can fix this problem, I may use the extension again.
  • (2022-08-24) Jack Gray (Fixxxer): This addon breaks OAuth from Google
  • (2022-07-29) John Philip: The icon appears in the toolbar but goes away if I try to click on it. What's the use of having it if I cannot use it or even access it???
  • (2022-07-17) Will Xabandith (vipguy64): A very useful add-on!
  • (2022-07-14) Рушан Мухутдинов: Расширение ломает калькулятор Яндекса
  • (2022-06-27) spamcollector 496: Breaks some functionality on the web console for Amazon Web Services. I have to turn it off in the IAM section or else I can't load or change any data. Seems to work fine other than that.
  • (2022-06-16) Volgis Korh: Breaks the site yandex.ru, bad
  • (2022-06-10) Beau Gunderson: This extension broke my ability to login to other websites with my Google account using OAuth since it strips out something important from the querystring.
  • (2022-06-01) Iivari Mokelainen: breaks googles "im feeling lucky" search.
  • (2022-05-30) jan: Whitelist mode would be great. Only options to choose from is all websites or enter all websites manually.
  • (2022-05-27) Szymon Miler: It brokes some pages. https://app.cloudcraft.co/blueprint/ is not working because of this extention. Even console.aws.amazon.com has issue when this extention is on. I wasted several hours debugging and contacting support to figure it out.
  • (2022-05-14) LoganDark: This extension unconditionally appends a random equals sign to the anchor part of the URL. That is harmful and breaks things like GitHub line highlighting.
  • (2022-05-14) JUN: 好用,流畅,丝滑,不累赘
  • (2022-04-29) Nocturnal Owl Digitalist: Clear URL is a must addon for everyone who is using any browsers. Using for it years. But lately it has fallen from its idea. I still see tracked and extra stuff in URL apart from the search, title or query. Also this addon doesnt work well in chrome and especially opera browser (Also couldnt find this addon opera addon store - https://addons.opera.com/en-gb/search/?query=Clear+URL) despite opera based on chromium engine. I use this addon for search engine results from google and online shopping and links shared by others but see it not working anymore like google search or even ddg search where browser and extra stuff is in the url. I hope dev sees the shortcomings and improve it and bring it to opera store. Same with yandex browser. Also improve your addon for firefox store which I dont think gets updates as much as chrome store. Also using this on kiwi browser android (https://kiwibrowser.com/). Thanks.
  • (2022-04-14) Juha Lehti: Works fine in 99.9% of cases. There are couple of issues I have noticed. The more severe issue, I noticed today is related to my netbank login, that refuses to let me in when this addon is active. After entering my credentials, and using my mobile app for two-factor authentication, the login page first accepts my input, but instead of seeing my bank account, the pre-login information page opens again. After disabling the addon, I'm then able to enter the bank. I would like to get some kind of white list for the user to enter domains that should not be cleaned. Another (minor) thing is that opening links to tech related articles of https://tekniikanmaailma.fi/ from Facebook feed randomly fails and shows error ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS instead of the actual content. In that case the address line still have something left to clean up, and full reload (ctrl-shift-R) then shows the page correctly.
  • (2022-03-29) DrHitman27: mail.yandex.ru stops working
  • (2022-03-27) hihey54: Was perfect until 2 days ago. Starting from Saturday, I cannot login to Amazon, and also Google Scholar is broken.
  • (2022-03-27) Richard Traviz Celones: Missing one essential feature: a whitelist. This extension is making my Twitter not load, I've checked and it's the only extension messing it up. Add a whitelist, and it's a 5 star.
  • (2022-03-26) MR WAR: not working within latest versions of chrome (or any chrome based browser) disabling the filter function fixes this temporarily but a permanent fix is needed
  • (2022-03-25) Mate Rudasi: With this extension Chrome can no longer open pages
  • (2022-03-24) Sai: All the sudden my chrome did not open any page. After disabling one by one I found this addon as a culprit.
  • (2022-03-23) Andrew Shawn: I just can't believe it is the only anti ad extension that without the need to disable temporarily. not even one time did I find it break the page
  • (2022-03-09) Clemens Ratte-Polle: 1. ClearURLs Addon Error? ETag Tracking not stopped on: Cookieless cookies https://lucb1e.com/randomprojects/cookielesscookies/ ---------- 2. Are these sources OK? data.json https://rules2.clearurls.xyz/data.minify.json Request types main_frame,sub_frame,xmlhttprequest -------- 3. Perhaps on Mouseover a popup with the last action : Orig URL Cleaned URL ---------- 4. On right Click on icon missing: Disable on "actual URL". ----- thx :)
  • (2022-01-26) bot1212 aaa: it only works sometimes, and sometimes does what it claims to do. times where it not works: youtube urls - the normal URL be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ?ab_channel=RickAstley but it doesnt alter the url to a shorter version, www.youtube.com/v/dQw4w9WgXcQ i know this is technichly not a tracking element but it would still be a nice addition also if you use opera, the altered google search url is https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=never+gonna+give+you+up&sourceid=opera&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 and not https://www.google.com/search?q=never+gonna+give+you+up like its supposed to be. please update the extention
  • (2022-01-25) teran: Поиск на yandex.ru из-за этого адекватно не работает на Chromium браузерах. На браузере Firefox такой проблемы нет
  • (2022-01-16) Виктор Королев: Не очищает оно
  • (2022-01-09) Ishtiaqe: Works as advertised. I wanted something that will automatically remove the tracking codes in the URLs.
  • (2022-01-02) Cosmia's Stash: exactly what I need, perfect for copying just the essential url without the garbage!
  • (2021-12-28) Another Google User: Effectively useless. It does nothing what the developer claims. There's a "copy clean link location" in the context menu which doesn't copy the link, nevermind a clean link. Try it out yourself and you'll see. I copy a link but it still s hows the hidden or shortened link 99.99% of the time. The extension should automatically copy the link in your clipboard and clean it, but no it doesn't. Even when you copy a link and it sends you to a webpage (you need to have the extension installed to access the webpage) it rarely cleans it. I have to use a URL "revealer" to see and go to the actual link. If anyone finds this extension works they are either lying, using it on very simple urls, or friends (missionaries) of the developer. Uninstalled. Uninstalled.
  • (2021-11-11) Jack Finley: I really like this extension. I wish you could set domains to ignore though.
  • (2021-09-28) Sheep Commander: Check the bug report I opened here https://github.com/ClearURLs/Addon/issues/148 this is a huge deal breaker that messed up my flow until I tried out "Neat URL" instead. Neat URL doesn't have any bugs I've encountered, but the built-in filter isn't as powerful and I also haven't figured out how to make the custom filter work.
  • (2021-09-16) Anton S: Breaks project changer on google cloud console
  • (2021-09-02) TEST: ¡muy recomendable!
  • (2021-08-27) Дмитрий Давыдов: Из-за него у меня не переключался канал на Ютубе 👎
  • (2021-08-26) Chee Shian Chuah: Really great for UTM garbages!!!
  • (2021-08-24) I Wang: visit_id,from_source,spm_id_from,from,seid,broadcast_type,hotRank,session_id bilibili.com
  • (2021-08-19) Simone Tron: Does anyone have any issues with urls copied from Google search results? When I paste them are still in the form "http://www.google.com....."
  • (2021-08-16) Alan Forster: Arbitrarily removes query parameters from URLs (e.g. if they are named REF) on the vague assumption that they are always malicious and never valid for a website to function. There doesn't appear to be a straight forward way to see what it blocks/rewrites to allow the user to flag false positives either.
  • (2021-07-12) Marcelo Coelho: Google sheets doesn't work properly when this extension is on. Is there some way to turn this extension off only in docs.google.com ?
  • (2021-07-11) Taehl: Doesn't appear to work very often!
  • (2021-06-21) Raymond Cartagena: Broke Amazon.
  • (2021-06-14) Matt Goodman: Works as advertised. Also breaks the ability to upload attachments to airtable.
  • (2021-05-30) brian louis: love this thank you


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3.9 (143 votes)
Last update / version
2022-11-18 / 1.26.0
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