Managing referes in Chrome and Firefox: Compatibility vs privacy?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Valder, May 9, 2014.

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  1. Valder

    Valder Registered Member

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    The issue is if you send referers, you can't remain private.

    If you do not send referes however, a growing number of websites' features broke.

    How to solve the paradox?

    Exact settings, plugins for these two major browsers?
     
  2. mirimir

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    I typically forge referrer as the website's root page. I rarely have a problem doing that. Maybe it's hard for websites to get around. But even if they did, I could just start at their root page.
     
  3. Minimalist

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  4. mirimir

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    I still like RefControl. It's been three years since the last update, but it works, so hey :)
     
  5. Valder

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    Sure, there are these great tools but the question is what rules do you give them to operate by?

    Maybe I did not fully get this.
     
  6. Minimalist

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    Rules? I don't give them any rules. They just disable (remove) referer or send a fake one. It's up to you and your preferences...
     
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    For Firefox: RefControl with default rule of "Block - send no referrer" and "3rd Party requests only" ticked.
     
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