[LINK] Adobe Flash Player Settings Manager - examine your Flash cookies

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at gmail.com
Fri Feb 7 15:00:35 AEDT 2014

In firefox there is an extension called BetterPrivacy <https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/>  which controls when and how flash stores it's long term super cookies.

On 2014/Feb/07, at 11:35 AM, Rick Welykochy wrote:

> Gentle Linkers,
> You may have wondered why you cannot access your Adobe security
> settings for flash cookies, camera and mic control, etc, from the control
> panel on your own PC. This is because the settings management is available
> only on the Macromedia website.
> Incredible as it seems, the following link seems to be THE WAY to manage
> your security settings for Adobe Flash Player:
> http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html
> You can use the following sub-page to remove Flash cookies and restrict or deny
> their use in future.
> http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager06.html
> One must wonder why such a facility is not included locally on your machine.
> I would feel much more secure using the Flash product if I could examine
> and remove Flash cookies, perhaps while offline.
> One can only guess at the  possibilities for the above web page gathering
> even more private information about you as you use the page to manage your
> Flash security settings.
> Adobe offers the following disclaimer regarding use of this page:
>    The Settings Manager is a special control panel that runs on your local computer but is displayed within and accessed from the Adobe website. Adobe does not have access to the settings that you
>    see in the Settings Manager or to personal information on your computer.
> Does anyone believe them?
> cheers
> rickw
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