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Posted - 12/20/2008 :  2:21:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This Adobe KB link explains how you can change your settings in Macromedia Flash Player to prohibit third parties from using Flash local shared objects to track you across websites you visit. It also briefly describes what "Flash shared objects" are.

How to disable third-party local shared objects

More TechNote What is a local Shared Object?

Quick link to Global Settings Manager


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I can not get any of the FSO settings to actually disable them on my system. That bugs me having no control of them more than the web browser cookies ever would. So I just made a little batch file to work around the issue.

Use at own risk.

--- snip --- snip ---

@echo off
REM - This batch file blocks MacroMedia Flash from using or reconstructing its "Shared Object" repository.
REM - Running it the first time should disable Flash Shared objects.
REM - Running it a second time will re-enable them.

cd %appdata%
cd Macromedia

IF EXIST "Flash Player.BLOCKED" (
del "Flash Player"
rename "Flash Player.BLOCKED" "Flash Player"

echo All Flash Shared Objects are now RESTORED.

) ELSE (

rename "Flash Player" "Flash Player.BLOCKED"
echo This file disables FSO > "Flash Player"

echo All Flash Shared Objects are now BLOCKED

echo -
echo -
cd \

--- snip --- snip ---

Edited by - WheelSmoke on 12/24/2008 2:34:10 PM

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Posted - 12/25/2008 :  2:46:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That was easy enough.

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