Skip Navigation

Scout Archives

Home Projects Publications Archives About Sign Up or Log In

Tracking Token Stripper

Screenshot
Some tracking software monitors users simply by encoding tracking tokens as part of the URL on which users click. These tokens serve no purpose other than tracking and can frequently be removed with no ill effects. Among the most common of these tokens are the Urchin Tracking Module (UTM) tokens. These were initially popularized by Google Analytics predecessor, Urchin. Currently, they are used by a number of other tracking tools including Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, and others. The Tracking Token Stripper is a browser extension that detects these tokens and removes them from URLs prior to loading a page. Not only does this help to defeat user tracking, it also results in shorter and "more aesthetically-pleasing" URLs. Tracking Token Stripper is a free software, distributed under the MIT License, with source code available on GitHub. Tracking Token Stripper is available for Google Chrome via the Chrome Web Store and for Firefox via Firefox Add-ons.
Archived Scout Publication URL
  • https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/0615
Scout Publication
Publisher
Classification
GEM Subject
Required Software
Language
Date of Scout Publication
June 15th, 2018
Date Of Record Creation
June 12th, 2018 at 2:27pm
Resource URL Clicks
267
Add Comment

Comments

(no comments available yet)