Adobe Global Storage Settings Panel - Deactivating Flash Cookies!

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by DasFox, Dec 2, 2010.

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  1. DasFox

    DasFox Registered Member

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    You've got to check this out boys and girls if you've never seen this! :)

    Flash applications can set cookies, so-called Local Shared Objects (LSO), independently of the browser's settings. These cookies are able to save data up to 100 Kb. Usually, they save settings but they may be used to track surfers as well.

    In order to manage the settings of your Adobe Flash Player, Macromedia offers a Flash Application on its website. There you may e.g. configure the rules concerning the data storage and the rights for using camera and microphone. The settings are spread over several flash applications. Deactivate all functions that allow sharing and saving of data. The storage of LSOs may be deactivated on the Global Storage Settings panel.
     
  2. hierophant

    hierophant Registered Member

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    I'd rather just use BetterPrivacy in Firefox, FWIW.
     
  3. DasFox

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    BetterPrivacy is nice, I just thought the Adobe info an site to be some nice educational info. :)

    By the way do you just use the default settings in BetterPrivacy?


    THANKS
     
  4. hierophant

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    I don't recall offhand what's default. The actions that I choose are:

    Delete Flash cookies on Firefox exit
    Also delete Flashplayer default cookie ...
    On cookie deletion also delete empty cookie folders
    Auto-delete DOMStorage file
    Disable Ping Tracking
     
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  6. DasFox

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    post mistake...
     
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