Recently I received an email from one of my HOSTS file users that was concerned about sending his information filled out on a “.gov” site that routes thru BraveNet – a 3rd party Tracking Service.
The site in question is “West Nile Virus Report a dead bird in King County“
As you can see when you fill out the requested information for this report -
Name, Phone Number, and Email address, the disturbing part is when you press Send, as you can see it is sent thru
Nowhere on their site do they disclose that your information is being routed thru a 3rd party
Metrokc.gov also fails to disclose that in sending this report that BraveNet also sets a 3rd party “Tracking Cookie“
Set-Cookie: HASCOOKIES=1; expires=Tue, 01 Aug 2017 03:46:42 GMT; path=/; domain=.bravenet.com