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How to deal with Flash Cookies
« on: September 12, 2010, 07:29:41 PM »
What are Flash Cookies or Local Shared Objects (LSO)?

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Local Shared Objects (LSO), commonly called flash cookies, are collections of cookie-like data stored as a file on a user's computer. LSOs are used by all versions of Adobe Flash Player and Version 6 and above of Macromedia's now obsolete Flash MX Player.

Source and full description: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_Shared_Object

I have put together a list of software for dealing with Flash cookies.

Flash Cookie or Local Shared Object (LSO) Viewers & Cleaners
(A lot of online games use Flash so be sure you know what
you're removing
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Flash cookie descriptions

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Flash cookie cleaners/viewers
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Adobes' detailed instructions on dealing with Flash Cookies

How To: Delete Microsoft Silverlight Cookies


If you have any other good easy to use flash cookie cleaners please share them here.  ;)
« Last Edit: October 23, 2010, 12:55:11 PM by evilfantasy »

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Re: Flash Cookies
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010, 10:36:42 PM »
I've always recommend just using Adobe's Settings Manager, which you listed in the last link for dealing with cookies and viewing privacy settings in Adobe Flash. But Still a very well written post. We may want to put it into a FAQ since many may miss it in the News section.
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Re: Flash Cookies
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2010, 09:35:57 AM »
I seem to have lost the ability to move threads?

Oops. Just forgot how.  8)

Moved and given a new title.

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Re: How to deal with Flash Cookies
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010, 09:26:38 AM »
Found another one worth a mention.

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Re: How to deal with Flash Cookies
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2010, 09:51:00 AM »
Very nice post / thread EF  :)

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Re: How to deal with Flash Cookies
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2010, 10:02:05 AM »
Thanks.

New link added. How To: Delete Microsoft Silverlight Cookies

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Re: How to deal with Flash Cookies
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2010, 10:14:43 AM »
Ghostery is not working properly here...will try again...
   
 
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Re: How to deal with Flash Cookies
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2010, 10:22:34 AM »
I have it working fine in Firefox. Haven't tried it with any other browser yet.

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Re: How to deal with Flash Cookies
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2010, 10:56:50 AM »
I'm on Firefox...it's breaking some page graphics at certain sites...
   
 
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Re: How to deal with Flash Cookies
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2010, 12:39:40 AM »
New tool added that is very good not only with flash cookies but also the new 'Evercookie'.

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Re: How to deal with Flash Cookies
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2010, 12:51:04 AM »
I've been using BleachBit on my Ubuntu computer for about a year now. It is a great tool. It's also very powerful and new users should be aware that it can be dangerous if used improperly (make sure that you know what you are selecting for deletion). I wouldn't recommend this tool to novice users unless, of course, if the windows version is very different than the Linux version. Is it?
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Re: How to deal with Flash Cookies
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2010, 01:04:04 AM »
Thanks for the warning.

It's also very powerful and new users should be aware that it can be dangerous if used improperly (make sure that you know what you are selecting for deletion). I wouldn't recommend this tool to novice users unless, of course, if the windows version is very different than the Linux version. Is it?

No. It isn't! Which is why I never listed it to begin with. But I'm seeing more and more people refer it so I figured it was time to add it to the list.