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burstnet.com Tracking Cookie on Forum Page

By Bobbye
Aug 6, 2007
  1. When I open the main Forum page, something on it is leaving a burstnet.com Tracking Cookie. I ran the cursor over everything and couldn't find the source. And even though I blocked burstnet.com, I still find the Cookie when I check.

    I have eliminated any other site or page, including the main TechSpot page.

    Does anyone know where this is embedded? I did find this reference on TechSpot but don't see any date. And I don't find it in the banner:

    TechSpot OpenBoards > Site Feedback > Site Feedback & Suggestions > Burstnet.com banner ad at top
     
  2. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,265

    Hi,

    The burstnet cookie is from techspot and is safe to have.

    Regards,
    Your friendly momok =)
     
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Topic Starter Posts: 16,335   +36

    No, you are not correct. 'burstnet.com' is a Tracking Cookie, no matter which site leaves it. I block Tracking Cookies on other sites, but they don't 'hide' like this one. If you have something other to present than the following, I'll review it:

    Cookie: BurstNet.com
    Online advertising networks use Cookies to track users across web sites and to measure ad impressions and clickthroughs.
    http://research.sunbelt-software.com/threatdisplay.aspx?name=Cookie: BurstNet.com&threatid=3445

    Name: BurstNet.com
    Category: Cookie
    Date: 2003-02-04
    Author: BurstNet.com
    Dangerous: Yes
    BurstNet.com is Cookie which is malware.
    http://www.spywaredb.com/remove-burstnet-com/

    Spyware Information: burstnet.com. This is a tracking cookie.
    http://www.tenebril.com/src/info.php?id=1981503921

    And you can also find burstnet.com listed here along with all the other undesirable Cookies:
    http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/sf/linux/2001-q1/0026.html
     
  4. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    It measures click throughs.
    It`s a bit irritating,but not worth losing sleep over.
    Iraq is more important.
     
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Topic Starter Posts: 16,335   +36

    "It measures click throughs.
    It`s a bit irritating,but not worth losing sleep over.
    Iraq is more important."

    Your sarcasm is noted but not appreciated. I was speaking only of my computer systems. You refer to the grand scheme of things included in the World.
     
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