@ryrun opened this Issue on May 18th 2012

Currently all links of extenal websites will send a referer of the current stats view in piwik (date, websiteid, ...), which could be logged by their stat software.

Would be nice to prevent this.

Some ways to do it:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8893269/what-is-the-most-reliable-way-to-hide-spoof-the-referrer-in-javascript
Keywords: referer

@mattab commented on May 24th 2012 Owner

Thanks for the suggestion

@mattab commented on May 26th 2012 Owner

Unfortunately it's not very easy and clean, I wish browsers would implement rel='noreferrer'...

@ryrun commented on June 4th 2012

Too bad that only webkit support rel='noreferrer'. :( But it could be added to the links anyway.
There is a bug report for firefox about this: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=530396
It's possible to see this feature in future. I hope.

@mattab commented on December 14th 2012 Owner

Let's do this after Firefox has implemented the feature.

@nicwortel commented on October 16th 2014

@mattab what's the status on this? Firefox supports for the rel="noreferrer" attribute since Firefox 33 (although the referrer is still sent when you follow a link through a context menu, for instance when you right click and then click 'Open Link in New Tab').

So, when will Piwik start supporting this?

@mattab commented on October 17th 2014 Owner

@nicwortel thanks for the tip. is it now supported by webkit + Chrome + Firefox then? that would be very convincing to start setting rel=noreferrer in all outgoing Piwik links!

@nicwortel commented on October 17th 2014

@mattab I haven't had the chance to test other browsers, but on my Firefox 33 it seems to work (but, as I said, only when you click the link, not when you right-click it and then click Open Page in New Tab).

@mattab commented on November 27th 2014 Owner

@nicwortel @ryrun Should be done now!

This Issue was closed on November 27th 2014
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