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New feature to delete Flash cookies!!

James (Jim) Hillier's Photo James (Jim) Hillier 04 May 2011
You probably already know that site cookies are used to keep track of user-specific data; such as site preferences and usernames. But did you know that Flash cookies are also utilized in a similar manner, and that Flash cookies are not removed when you delete all cookies using traditional methods?

Seems Adobe have addressed this privacy concern by introducing a new feature in Adobe Flash 10.3 Release Candidate which allows for the deletion of Flash cookies. It integrates with Internet Explorer's (IE8 & IE9) 'Delete browsing history' feature to remove Flash cookies along with all the others.

Google are working on a similar function for its latest release of the Chrome browser. It has not been confirmed if Mozilla will follow suit but, seeing they actually collaborated with Adobe on the implementation of the new feature, it seems very likely it will be incorporated into Firefox somewhere down the track.

Adobe actually doing something proactive about security!!.......ceases will never wonder!!!! :rolleyes:
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marko's Photo marko 06 May 2011

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Adobe actually doing something proactive about security!!.......ceases will never wonder!!!!

:rolleyes: you cynic jimbo :(
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