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In Reply Burklow and colleagues discuss third-party elements and their use on government health information websites.1
Third-party elements include not only tracking elements, but also nontracking elements that serve advertising, provide site traffic analytics to the owner, or deliver page functionality. Thus, “third-party elements” are not synonymous with “tracking elements.”
Huesch MD. Privacy Protection During Internet Search for Health-Related Information—Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(3):477. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13513