When you install the Fakespot Chrome Plugin, you will get asked for a few permissions. For Chrome, it will look something like this:
We require a few permissions from Google in order to make the plugin perform properly. In this support article, we explain why we require these permissions.
Why do we require permission "Read and change all your data on the websites you visit"?
The plugin inserts Fakespot Grades on our supported websites automatically, but in order for us to do this we require this permission.
Without this permission, we are unable to "edit" the page and insert the Fakespot Grades into the website.
Why do we require the permission "Know your email address"?
Your email address is associated to settings within the extension. We will be adding more customizable options in the next versions of the plugin so that we can save you time and money as you shop online.
If you still don't feel comfortable using the extension, you can always use our equally powerful website analyzer at fakespot.com.