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It might be that outside sites link to yours, and that robots follow those links to your site.
This meta tag is supposed to prevent a robot from following links on your page(s) once it *is* there:
<meta name="ROBOTS" content="NOFOLLOW">
Not knowing much about robots.txt etc., I found this short article useful:
What I like about a simple meta tag in the head element is that it doesn't change the markup in the body of the page.
Certainly if you identify robots by user-agent and hide the links from them, that will work, but it seems like you'd have to maintain a list of known robots, or white-list known browsers, and maintain the list either way to keep new robots out or to allow new browsers' users to click your links.
Maybe if I move the js off the page into a seperate file and link to it.