Pure URL

Pure URL

Removes garbage like "utm_source" from URLs

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What is Pure URL?

'Pure URL' is a Firefox add-on designed to remove extraneous and potentially harmful fields such as 'utm_source', 'yclid', and 'fb_action_ids' from URLs. These fields are often used by sites like Google Analytics, Yandex Metrika, and Facebook for tracking and are not necessary for the functioning of the webpage. By removing these, Pure URL helps ensure a safer, cleaner browsing experience.

Stats date:
Users: 1,023 ▲ 9
Rating: 4.69 (29)
Version: 1.3.0a (Last updated: 2017-11-19)
Creation date: 2013-08-28
Weekly download count: 7
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • <all_urls>
Size: 7.64K
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

This add-on automatically removes all garbage like "utm_source=*" from URLs. These fields are provided for the Google Analytics and they are not a necessity.

Example of URL with garbage fields:

Pure URL:
By default, Pure URL removes these garbage fields: — utm_source, utm_medium, utm_term, utm_content, utm_campaign (spyware fields for the analytics.google.com) — yclid (spyware fields for the metrika.yandex.ru) — fb_action_ids, fb_action_types, fb_ref, fb_source, action_object_map, action_type_map, action_ref_map (spyware fields from the facebook.com)
User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Removes unnecessary parameters from URLs
  • Works on YouTube
  • Works on Firefox for Android
  • Does not stop the Facebook suffix
  • Does not filter more than main_frame requests which is not good for privacy
  • Parameters cannot be configured
  • Does not support URL shorteners like t.co
  • Does not have re-directing, skipping, etc. functions
Most mentioned
  • Removes unnecessary URL parameters
  • Does not support some features and has limited settings
  • Appreciation towards the developers
  • Query about add-on features
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Risk impact

Pure URL is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Pure URL if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Pure URL has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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