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HTML <script> referrerpolicy Attribute

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


<script referrerpolicy="no-referrer|no-referrer-when-downgrade|

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 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 sends 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 origin. path and query string but not include fragment, password and username.

Example: Below code illustrates the use of referrerpolicy attribute in <script> element. 


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>HTML script referrerpolicy Attribute</title>
<body style="text-align: center">
    <h2>HTML script referrerpolicy Attribute</h2>
    <br />
    <script id="myGeeks" type="text/javascript"
        src="my_script.js" referrerpolicy="no-referrer">


Supported Browsers: 

  • Google Chrome 70.0 and above
  • Firefox 65.0 and above
  • Internet Explorer Not Supported
  • Opera 
  • Safari 13.1 and above
  • Edge 79.0 and above


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Last Updated : 28 Jul, 2022
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