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How to block referrals from Google Ads
How to block referrals from Google Ads
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Written by Emmet Gibney
Updated over a week ago

If you wish to prevent affiliate referrals coming from Google Ads you can add a short piece of JavaScript to your website to remove the cookie that gets placed for these referrals.

Simply add this JavaScript snippet below the Rewardful Tracking snippet in the <head> section of your website.

<script src=""></script>

let referral_url = new URL(window.location.href);
if (referral_url.searchParams.has('gclid') && referral_url.searchParams.has('via')) {
Cookies.remove('rewardful.referral', { path: '/', domain: window.location.hostname })
console.log("Deleted referral cookie as visit came from Google Ads (forbidden by Terms of Service)")
}, 2000)

If you do this it is also advisable to add a clause to your affiliate program's terms of service that makes it clear to your affiliates that this behaviour is prohibited.

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