We have to play by Google Chrome's rules when it comes to extensions, which means certain permissions are necessary in order for our Extension and Extension Lite to function correctly.
The wording of Google's Permissions and Site Access can be a bit misleading (we can't amend the wording, unfortunately) so let's clear up what these Permissions and Site Access settings really mean.
For starters, please note that we don't actually read (or keep) your browsing history. This permission allows us to automatically open new tabs when you click on results in Extension or Extension Lite. An extension could potentially store data about the newly opened tab, however, we don't.
Site Access Permissions are necessary in order to access and provide you the data you are looking for. We need to be able to read the data on the Amazon page you are on, reference our own sites where we store the information displayed in Extension, and then show you the pop up overlaid on the Amazon page. In Google Chrome terms, this is covered by the Site Access Permissions.
These sites in the list include all the Amazon marketplaces that the extension supports. The same Extension works for multiple marketplaces, so we've added all of them to the list. The other sites that need access are Jungle Scout sites where we store our own data that we pull from to show you when you perform a search.
Remember, the Extension and Extension Lite exists to gather data from Amazon and give it to you, not to gather data from you.