Disable a referring url in Chrome and Chromium


Use Referer Control: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/referer-control/hnkcfpcejkafcihlgbojoidoihckciin


To permanently disable a referring url in Google Chrome and Chromium, use the following setting in your "Preferences" file to stop sending a referer header on HTTP requests.

A handy script is available at http://darklaunch.com/scripts/disable-chromium-referrers.py

wget http://darklaunch.com/scripts/disable-chromium-referrers.py chmod +x disable-chromium-referrers.py python ./disable-chromium-referrers.py

The setting is called "enable_referrers" and it needs to be set to false (no quotes) in the json-encoded Preferences ( ~/.config/chromium/Default/Preferences ) file. For Google Chrome look in ~/.config/google-chrome/Default/Preferences

{ ... "enable_referrers": false, ... } import json import os import time   # current prefs pref_path = '{0}/.config/chromium/Default/Preferences'.format(os.getenv('HOME')) prefs = open(pref_path, 'r+') json_prefs = prefs.read()   # backup old_prefs = open('{0}.{1}'.format(pref_path, time.time()), 'w') old_prefs.write(json_prefs) old_prefs.close()   # disable referrers new_prefs = json.loads(json_prefs) new_prefs['enable_referrers'] = False new_json_prefs = json.dumps(new_prefs, sort_keys=True, indent=4)   # save prefs.write(new_json_prefs) prefs.close()   print 'DONE' Notes: # http://src.chromium.org/svn/trunk/src/chrome/common/pref_names.cc // Whether to enable sending referrers. const char kEnableReferrers[] = "enable_referrers";

Other files containing references to "enable_referrers": http://src.chromium.org/svn/trunk/src/content/common/view_messages.h http://src.chromium.org/svn/trunk/src/content/common/renderer_preferences.h http://src.chromium.org/svn/trunk/src/chrome/browser/net/chrome_network_delegate.cc

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  1. anonymous

    for Google Chrome on Windows look in:

    C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences

  2. anonymous

    Google Chrome on OSX is located ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Preferences

  3. anonymous

    for Chromium on OSX look in ~/Library/Application Support/Chromium/Default/Preferences