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HTML <link> referrerpolicy Attribute

  • Last Updated : 28 Feb, 2022

The HTML <link> referrerpolicy Attribute is used to specify the reference information that will be sent to the server when fetching out the resource.  

Syntax:

<link referrerpolicy="value">

Attribute Values:

  • no-referrer: It specifies that no reference information will be sent along with a request.
  • no-referrer-when-downgrade: It has a default value. It specifies that refer header will not be sent to origins without HTTPS.
  • origin: It specifies to only send the origin of the document as the referrer in all cases.
  • origin-when-cross-origin: It sends the origin, path, and query string when performing a same-origin request, but only send the origin of the document for other cases.
  • unsafe-url: It sends origin, path and query string but not include fragment, password and username.

Example: Below code illustrates the use of <link> referrer policy attribute, we have set the referrerpolicy attribute to no-referrer. 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <link id="linkid"
        rel="stylesheet"
        type="text/css"
        href="styles.css"
        sizes="16*16"
        hreflang="en-us"
        referrerpolicy="no-referrer">
</head>
 
<body style="text-align:center;">
    <h1>GeeksForGeeks</h1>
 
    <h2>
        HTML Link referrerpolicy Attribute
    </h2>
</body>
 
</html>

Output:

Supported Browsers:

  • Google Chrome 58.0
  • Internet Explorer Not Supported
  • Firefox 50.0
  • Apple Safari 14.1
  • Opera 45.0
  • Edge 79.0
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