Remove Link Tracking
Removes tracking parameter in URLs.
What is Remove Link Tracking?
Remove Link Tracking is a Firefox add-on that removes tracking parameters from URLs. It catches every link requested by the browser and removes any tracking parameter included in the link. The add-on helps protect user privacy and prevents tracking through URL parameters.
What is link tracking?
Link tracking is a special kind of tracking, where users were tracked by clicking on links.
This helps sites e.g. to identify where users came from. With this information they can improve their behavior,
so that they could get more views on their site.
How it works: A link is not only the domain and a file alone. There are often a lot of extra parameters. Some paramters track, some other paramters are just for the dynamic site itself (e.g. you search for something, etc.). The most popular parameters for tracking are the so called UTMs. Which are basically parameters starting with 'utm_'.
What does this Add-On do? This Add-On basically catches every link the browser requests. If a tracking parameter is included in the link, the Add-on will remove it and hand the link over to the browser.
If a parameter starts with one of the following strings it will be removed: AffiliateID _trk
Remove Link Tracking 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 Remove Link Tracking if you trust the publisher.
Remove Link Tracking has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.