Referer is one of the fields in a HTTP request header. It is filled with the domain from where a user clicked a link to get to the new URL. For example, say you clicked a link in a Google search result to get to a MIT webpage. The HTTP header that the MIT web server receives will have
google.com in its Referer field.
Referer Control is an extension for Chrome that gives you the power to set this field to anything you want. For example, for all links heading to
http://mit.edu/* you can set the Referer to be
https://google.com by setting it in the
Tried with: Referer Control 0.55, Chrome 39.0.2171.95 (64-bit) and Ubuntu 14.04