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Rule n° 24 - The headers sent by the server specify the communication policy of the referrers.

Web servers spend their time recording a lot of information about users. This data is recorded in so-called log files. This is very useful and even vital for analyzing the audience, for spotting errors and it is essential for developers. On the other hand, among the information that is continuously transmitted is the original page.

#Personal data #Development #Privacy

Goal

  • Protect users from disclosing any sensitive information about their navigation.
  • Mastering the information sent by the server.
  • Strengthen user confidence in the use of their data

Implementation

For each page of the website, configure the server to send the HTTP Referrer-Policy header with the value, in order of preference:

  • no-referrer
  • same-origin
  • strict-origin
  • strict-origin-when-cross-origin

Control

Check for each page of the website, that there is a HTTP Referrer-Policy header with the value, in order of preference:

  • no-referrer
  • same-origin
  • strict-origin
  • strict-origin-when-cross-origin

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Business application and benefits

The rules should be applied to your projects from the design phase through to post-implementation , and they should be understood by all professionals with web and customer experience (CX) responsibilities: from strategy to operations, marketers to project managers, and editorial to technical staff. The benefits of using this ruleset are numerous, including improving customer satisfaction, web performance, and e-commerce, and expanding your client base, while also decreasing your errors and costs.

Multidisciplinary verticles - accessiiblity, SEO, e-commerce, ecodesign etc..- starting from the foundational Opquast base.

The objective of these rules and the Opquast community mission is ‘making the web better’ for your customers and for everyone! Opquast rules cover the key major areas of risk that can negatively affect website users such as privacy, ecodesign, accessibility and security.

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