Forum Question: Adobe Flash Cookies

Thanks for the recent podcast on browser cookies.

Might it be useful to follow that up with a podcast about Adobe Flash Cookies?

That was recently discussed in the NYT’s Tech Talk podcast.

Thanks again.

— Glenn Downing

Comments: 3 Responses to “Adobe Flash Cookies”

    9/23/10 @ 3:25 pm

    Well, Flash “cookies” are basically the same (called local storage). They can only be accessed by the site that saved them, and only by Flash movies on that site. You also have control over whether Flash can do this at all — but like cookies, turning them off may prevent Flash movies from working if they rely on local storage.
    What is you concern, specifically?
    Probably too small of a topic for a whole podcast…

    Glenn Downing
    9/25/10 @ 6:31 pm

    The NYT’s podcast indicated that unlike regular cookies which are easy to control with the browser, the Flash cookies are not. In fact to control them seems quite convoluted: either visiting an Adobe site or, on the Mac, locking a couple of directories that it wants to write to.

      9/25/10 @ 6:33 pm

      Or, right+click on any piece of Flash content. But turning them off will cripple some Flash movies. But no matter how you control them, they still aren’t dangerous.

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