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HTML <area> referrerpolicy Attribute

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  • Last Updated : 20 Jul, 2022
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The HTML <area> referrerpolicy Attribute is used to specify the reference information on the client side that will be sent to the server when fetching out the result. 


<area 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.
  • same-origin: It specifies that the referrer will be sent for same-site origins, but cross-origin requests will send no referrer information.
  • strict-origin-when-cross-origin: It sends the origin, path, and query string when performing a same-origin request, only send the origin when the protocol security level stays the same while performing a cross-origin request (HTTPS/HTTPS), and send no header to any less-secure destinations (HTTPS/HTTP).
  • unsafe-url: It sends an origin, path and query string as a reference information but does not include password and username.



<!DOCTYPE html>
        HTML area referrerpolicy Attribute
    <img src=
        alt="" width="300" height="119"
        class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-910965"
        usemap="#shapemap" />
    <map name="shapemap">
        <!-- area tag contained image. -->
        <area shape="poly"
            alt="Triangle" referrerpolicy="same-origin">
        <area shape="circle"
            alt="Circle" referrerpolicy="same-origin">
        <area shape="rect"
            alt="Square" referrerpolicy="same-origin">


Supported Browsers:

  • Google Chrome 51.0 and above
  • Internet Explorer Not Supported
  • Mozilla Firefox 50.0 and above
  • Opera 38.0 and above
  • Safari 11.1 and above
  • Edge 79.0 and above

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