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Flash Cookies #

When clearing your web browser's cache / cookies / temp files / etc, don't forget to wipe Flash cookies (*.SOL files, properly known as Local Shared Objects, or LSO) too. OS X users will find them buried within subfolders in

  ~/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash Player/#SharedObjects/ and
  ~/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash Player/macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/sys/

Be aware that Flash cookies are not deleted by Safari's "Reset Safari", Opera's "Delete Private Data", Firefox's "Clear Recent History", or any other browser's cleaning method. (Iain Cheyne kindly points out that the BetterPrivacy add-on for Firefox can manage Flash cookies.)

/misc | Jun 29, 2010

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