referrer

a.k.a. refer field

The URL of a Web page that refers users to your Web site. When you're an indie developer, it's a good thing. In the online advertising arena, it has a much different meaning: A referrer is information passed along to ad networks (or other marketers) as a user sends e-mail, searches on a search engine, or navigates from one site to another. Referrers in this sense are used in creating online profiles that make it possible to target online ads.

See also : privacy  URL  

NetLingo Classification: Online Business

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