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psu89
Senior Member
 

Flash cookies

Post Posted: Sep 14, 09 16:58

I was forwarded this article by a colleague and wanted to pass it along.
blogs.techrepublic.com...ag=nl.e103
www.macromedia.com/sup...ger07.html

Has anyone seen or used these before?  
 
  

douglasbrush
Senior Member
 

Re: Flash cookies

Post Posted: Sep 14, 09 17:14

Java does similar temp storage:
C:\Users\xxxx\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache  
 
  

Rich2005
Senior Member
 

Re: Flash cookies

Post Posted: Sep 14, 09 19:07

Yup, see them all the time, as nearly everyone has flash....  
 
  

research1
Senior Member
 

Re: Flash cookies

Post Posted: Sep 14, 09 19:30

removed  
 
  

psu89
Senior Member
 

Re: Flash cookies

Post Posted: Sep 14, 09 20:12

- Rich2005
Yup, see them all the time, as nearly everyone has flash....


Is there a way to view them without going to the Adobe site? In what directory in XP are they stored?


Nevermind. I found it: C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\  

Last edited by psu89 on Sep 14, 09 20:19; edited 1 time in total
 
  

csericks
Senior Member
 

Re: Flash cookies

Post Posted: Sep 14, 09 20:19

Check out information on Local Shared Objects (LSO's) at:

Local Shared Object -- SuperCookies

and

Adobe Flash Player -- LSO's

Also, for Firefox users, I recommend the following:

"Better Privacy" for FireFox to help eradicate these so-called "SuperCookies"...found at:

Better Privacy for Firefox

After a month of Better Privacy use, 423 LSO's have been removed from my system, despite the use of NoScript, Firefox's "Private Browser" feature, and adjusting the setting to "None" with the external Adobe applet mentioned in an earlier post.

Passive presumption of privacy equals no privacy. Pro-active privacy prevents peril. Wink

(Anyone have a spare "p" they can lend me? I'm fresh out...)  
 
  

batcheej
Newbie
 

Re: Flash cookies

Post Posted: Sep 15, 09 01:22

- csericks
Check out information on Local Shared Objects (LSO's) at:

Local Shared Object -- SuperCookies

and

Adobe Flash Player -- LSO's

Also, for Firefox users, I recommend the following:

"Better Privacy" for FireFox to help eradicate these so-called "SuperCookies"...found at:

Better Privacy for Firefox

After a month of Better Privacy use, 423 LSO's have been removed from my system, despite the use of NoScript, Firefox's "Private Browser" feature, and adjusting the setting to "None" with the external Adobe applet mentioned in an earlier post.

Passive presumption of privacy equals no privacy. Pro-active privacy prevents peril. Wink

(Anyone have a spare "p" they can lend me? I'm fresh out...)



Thanks for this information very helpful. First I have heard about LSO's.  
 

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