Since the Extension and Extension Lite are Google Chrome Extensions, we have to play by their rules. This means certain permissions are needed in order for the Extension and Extension Lite to function correctly.
The wording of Google's Permissions and Site Access can be a bit misleading, but again, we don't get to create the wording here, it comes from Google Chrome.
Let's clear up what these Permissions and Site Access settings really mean:
We don't actually read (or store) your browsing history. This permission allows us to automatically open new tabs when you click on results in the Extension or Extension Lite. This is because an extension could store your data about the newly opened tab, but we don't.
There are also some Site Access Permissions needed 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 data displayed in the Extension, and then show you the Extension 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.