Flash Cookies

I'm sure you know about cookies stored on your computer, and you've heard lots of stories about how evil they are.

Well, do you know about the new "flash cookies"? They are much more dangerous because they can be used to store *a lot* of data. The default storage capacity for flash cookies is 100 kB per site (that's a lot of privacy data!), and that it is "on" be default?

Here's how you can fix this:

Go to Google, then search for "flash settings". It should be the top entry.

On the left, click on "Global Privacy Settings Panel". Click on "always deny", then confirm.

Click on "Global Storage Settings Panel". Move the slider down to zero, click on "Never Ask Again", and de-select "Allow third-party Flash content to store data on your computer".

Click on "Website Privacy Settings Panel". Delete all websites.

Do this now...


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