What is the "Google Analytics Opt-out" extension and how does it work?
This tool is meant to prevent Google Analytics from tracking the user. Basically, the extension injects a simple configuration object to each page that requests from the Analytics script from turning itself off. So unlike adblocker scripts that add a web request observer and block the analytics script from being fetched by the browser, this addon is not going to intercept web requests at all. It only asks the script to not record the current user.
This extension alters the reported GEO location by your browser. You can provide your custom latitude and longitude to any website to improve privacy or get localized data from a custom location. This extension is also useful if you have a SOCKS proxy on your browser to have a consistent IP address with the GEO data. Read more here.
What's new in this version?
Please check the Logs section.
Why does this extension need to access my browser history?
The extension needs to inject an object to each page to prevent the Analytics script from recording the user. To allow the extension to inject this object, you will need to allow the extension to access all hostnames.
How can I find if a website has the Analytics script?
This extension displays a page action button for web pages that request tracking. In Firefox and Opera the button is added to the right-side of the address bar and in Chrome it is added to the toolbar area. When the button is colorful, it means at least one tracking code is already requested by one of the page frames. To see the total number of Analytics requests place your mouse over the toolbar button.
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|activeTab||to inject alert script when the page action button is pressed|
|*://*/*||to inject the opt-out script into all webpages|
|storage||to store internal preferences|