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Internet Explorer Gets Flash Cookies Removal

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Considering that there’s a similar feature in the new version of Google Chrome Canary, this seems to be a growing trend for web browsers …

Adobe announced in January that they would better integrate Flash Player with browser privacy controls for managing local storage. It basically meant that the storage of future Adobe Flash Player versions could be controlled directly by a web browser’s web history deletion options. Flash Cookies, or local shared objects, are stored outside of the browser’s reach currently, which means that deleting the browsing history will not delete those cookies. That is a privacy problem considering that Flash Cookies are often used by advertising companies to track users.

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