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Windows 7: Flash Cookies

25 Sep 2010   #11
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

CCleaner doesn't natively delete all flash cookies. But you can make it with a few simple steps.

Note: You must have hidden files and folders on to do this

Open CCleaner> Options> Include

Add the following folders to Include:

C:\Users\User name\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects

C:\Users\User name\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys

Flash Cookies-cc1.jpg

Now open exclude and add the following:

C:\Users\User name\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\settings.sol

I did not have this settings.sol file, but if you have not previously deleted it, it should be there. That's it, CCleaner will now delete all flash cookies.

A Guy




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25 Sep 2010   #12
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
The only reason that I made that first post is because a stituation exists that all users of Flash should be made aware. Regardless of the method used to delete those cookies, knowldege of the situation is required.
Knowledge is power.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post

I did not have this settings.sol file, but if you have not previously deleted it, it should be there. That's it, CCleaner will now delete all flash cookies.

A Guy
That's the only one I had A Guy , and it is gone now to.
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25 Sep 2010   #13
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
CCleaner doesn't natively delete all flash cookies. But you can make it with a few simple steps.

Note: You must have hidden files and folders on to do this

Open CCleaner> Options> Include

Add the following folders to Include:

C:\Users\User name\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects

C:\Users\User name\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys

Attachment 100308


Now open exclude and add the following:

C:\Users\User name\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\settings.sol

I did not have this settings.sol file, but if you have not previously deleted it, it should be there. That's it, CCleaner will now delete all flash cookies.

A Guy

Thats what I do, but a PIA
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25 Sep 2010   #14
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Then I can only surmise the reasoning for your original post would be to

Remain Ever-Vigilant.
Yes these posts are a timely reminder that the onus is on each computer user to read, digest, think, be proactive & wary constantly.
Ignorance is no excuse....
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25 Sep 2010   #15
marsmimar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
CCleaner doesn't natively delete all flash cookies.

A Guy
And that's why I posted earlier about Flash Cookies Cleaner. It's a small utility (about 97KB) that can run from the desktop and may be of benefit for those who don't want to use CCleaner.

Download Flash Cookies Cleaner 1.2 Free - Removes every Flash Cookie from your system - Softpedia

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25 Sep 2010   #16
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post

And that's why I posted earlier about Flash Cookies Cleaner. It's a small utility (about 97KB) that can run from the desktop and may be of benefit for those who don't want to use CCleaner.

Download Flash Cookies Cleaner 1.2 Free - Removes every Flash Cookie from your system - Softpedia

Indeed, a nice little program I have on my pc and my USB as well. A Guy
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26 Sep 2010   #17
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

TY Marsmimar, may give that one a try.
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26 Sep 2010   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Thanks richc46 for the reminder. Thanks to marsmimar for that great little program.
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26 Sep 2010   #19
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote:
The war against persistent zombie cookies—cookies that never seem to lose your data, even when you delete them—rages on, as users learn more about the technology. While awareness is rising thanks to widespread coverage of Flash cookies and, more recently, HTML5's storage capabilities, we have a long way to go before Internet users can avoid persistent tracking. Like all zombie wars, this one will take some time to win; and if you thought things were bad now, they're about to get worse.
More here:
Zombie cookie wars: evil tracking API meant to "raise awareness"

Quote:
Walt Disney's internet subsidiary and several of its partners have been sued for allegedly using cookies based on Adobe's Flash Player to track highly personal information about their users, many of whom were minors.
More here:
Disney sued for spying on kids with 'zombie cookies' • The Register



How do I tell my niece Samantha that we can't visit Cinderella's page at Disney.com?
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27 Sep 2010   #20
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

I see, you guys on war against cookies!!

There is a something for you: evercookie - virtually irrevocable persistent cookies

Enjoy.
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