Adobe, your friend

Following quote from PCWorld

“The paper was even more critical of Adobe’s Flash plug-in, which it says will store persistent data on the local PC without notifying the user. Furthermore, the paper says this data will be available across any and all Web browsers the user might launch, even ignoring the “private modes” (otherwise known as “porn modes”) of modern browsers. Adobe publishes a Web page that allows you to view and edit the cookie-like data stored by the Flash plug-in, but there is no way to access this data from within the browser’s normal menu hierarchy.”

Adobe’s got an attitude.

I hate Adobe

I don’t like one of the bloat kings either, but unfortunately, many sites I visit need Flash to operate :-. At least I hate the fact that it stores data in three areas that fatten the XP user profile:
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Adobe\Flash Player\AssetCache
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player#SharedObjects
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys

Going back on topic, it is possible to control (the amount of) data being saved on the PC:
http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html

this is nothing new. what is stupid is that we must visit a website to control the settings, i wish that flash player had a control panel on the computers to easily change the settings. ccleaner can delete the flash cookies i think http://www.ccleaner.com/ i dont know if comodo system cleaner can delete them.

Yes, CCleaner cleans flash cookies. :slight_smile:

It does, but only if you have Flash for IE installed first. I discovered this a while ago that if you have just Flash for Opera installed, CCleaner won’t detect it :frowning:

I didn’t know that, but, I did know that, in my case, CCleaner wouldn’t clean such cookies, as it does not even detect Opera 10 Alpha. :smiley:

Anyway, by default, I have flash blocked and only allow for the sites that I trust. I also clean up everything after each session with Opera.