Hotlink Image protection not working

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What is the domain name?

Have you searched for an answer?
yes

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When you tested your domain using the Cloudflare Diagnostic Center, what were the results?

DS record missing
Describe the issue you are having:
I enabled hotlink protection. When I enter an image url for eg. https://www.pallareviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Taskbar-Color-Effects.png, the image is not blocked. I want to stop bots, and spam sites from linking to my images.

What error message or number are you receiving?
Image url when entered in browser is not blocking the image.

What steps have you taken to resolve the issue?

  1. I checked diagnostic tool.
  2. I checked the image url.

Was the site working with SSL prior to adding it to Cloudflare?
yes

What are the steps to reproduce the error:

  1. https://www.pallareviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/movavi-screen-capture-recording-software-welcome-screen-1.png . when one of the image urls is entered in browser it should be blocked.

Have you tried from another browser and/or incognito mode?
yes

Please attach a screenshot of the error:

I clicked your link and got an Access denied page, which means the Hotlink protection worked.

https://www.pallareviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/movavi-screen-capture-recording-software-welcome-screen-1.png

Most hotlink protections refuse requests to serve the content when the referer header uses a different domain. But if you simply open a new tab and access the image there’s no referer header and the image will be displayed. If you click the link your browser will send a referer header so the protection won’t show it.

Note: Make sure it doesn’t load from the web-cache!

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