ClearURLs
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ClearURLs

clearurls.xyz
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Overview

Remove tracking elements from URLs.

This extension will automatically remove tracking elements from URLs to help protect your privacy when browse through the Internet. Many websites use tracking elements in the URL (e.g. https://example.com?utm_source=newsletter1&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sale) to mark your online activity. All that tracking code is not necessary for a website to be displayed or work correctly and can therefore be removed—that is exactly what ClearURLs does. Another common example are Amazon URLs. If you search for a product on Amazon you will see a very long URL, such as: https://www.amazon.com/dp/exampleProduct/ref=sxin_0_pb?__mk_de_DE=ÅMÅŽÕÑ&keywords=tea&pd_rd_i=exampleProduct&pd_rd_r=8d39e4cd-1e4f-43db-b6e7-72e969a84aa5&pd_rd_w=1pcKM&pd_rd_wg=hYrNl&pf_rd_p=50bbfd25-5ef7-41a2-68d6-74d854b30e30&pf_rd_r=0GMWD0YYKA7XFGX55ADP&qid=1517757263&rnid=2914120011 Indeed most of the above URL is tracking code. Once ClearURLs has cleaned the address, it will look like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/exampleProduct All functions in a nutshell * Removes tracking from URLs automatically in the background * Blocks some common ad domains (optional) * Has a built-in tool to clean up multiple URLs at once * Supports redirection to the destination, without tracking services as middleman * Adds an entry to the context menu so that links can be copied quickly and cleanly * Blocks hyperlink auditing, also known as ping tracking * Prevents tracking injection over history API * Prevents Google from rewriting the search results (to include tracking elements) * Prevents Yandex from rewriting the search results (to include tracking elements) * Badgeds to show the currently blocked elements * Supports optional logging * Supports export/import of settings * Has a donate button

3.7 out of 5189 ratings

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Anna F.May 24, 2024

It works most of the time but on some websites it doesn’t remove the useless stuff after the "?". There’s also no way to whitelist sites, so it ends up breaking some that reply that stuff to work. To use those sites I need to turn the filters off completely, but then I often forget to turn them back on, kinda defeating the point.

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Khanh NguyenMay 13, 2024

This extension broke Google Play Book on my machine. I can't open any book, it stuck at loading and the loading circle was spinning endlessly.

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Na MeMay 8, 2024

Works well but also breaks sorting results by price on Amazon (falls back to initial view immediately after changing it)

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Details

  • Version
    1.26.0
  • Updated
    November 18, 2022
  • Size
    829KiB
  • Languages
    21 languages
  • Developer
    Website
    Email
    support@clearurls.xyz
  • Non-trader
    This developer has not identified itself as a trader. For consumers in the European Union, please note that consumer rights do not apply to contracts between you and this developer.

Privacy

The developer has disclosed that it will not collect or use your data.

This developer declares that your data is

  • Not being sold to third parties, outside of the approved use cases
  • Not being used or transferred for purposes that are unrelated to the item's core functionality
  • Not being used or transferred to determine creditworthiness or for lending purposes

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