HolidayBuyer's Guide

Computer Help forum

General discussion

Flash Cookies question.

by Oper8torMatrix / July 4, 2010 7:30 PM PDT

Hi computer-help guys!
I'm looking for some web site or script,, or maybe a program that could show me where is the flash cookies location. I also want to delete them to make sure that there are no flash file that is left...

Any ideas would be appreciated!

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Flash Cookies question.
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Flash Cookies question.
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Locations and tools
by tashahope / July 4, 2010 7:47 PM PDT

Location of the flash cookies:
---- in Windows XP (your disk can be with other name instead C):
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\filename.sol

or C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\[alpha-numeric folder name]\filename.sol

---- in Vista/Windows 7:
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects


Tools that delete the flash cookies (these two are the best I've ever seen & tested):

Ccleaner
http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/

and

Mil Shield (it can both keep and remove cookies)
http://download.cnet.com/Mil-Shield/3000-2144_4-10493437.html

Collapse -
Very useful to me,
by Oper8torMatrix / July 12, 2010 4:37 PM PDT
In reply to: Locations and tools

I'm with Win 7, so thank u a lot.I'm starting now these downloads.

Collapse -
If you use Firefox
by Jimmy Greystone / July 4, 2010 11:12 PM PDT

If you use Firefox, there's an extension called BetterPrivacy which lets you manage Flash cookies. You can delete the ones you don't want, keep the ones you do, have it delete Flash cookies when the browser starts and/or closes, you can even set it to delete Flash cookies every so many days, tell you if some site is trying to set a Flash cookie, etc.

I also rather like Beef TACO, which maintains permanent opt-out cookies for about 100 different advertising companies.

There are just so many more options for these things compared to pretty much any other browser. There's also AdBlock Plus and NoScript to take things just a little further.

Collapse -
Where to
by Oper8torMatrix / July 12, 2010 4:39 PM PDT
In reply to: If you use Firefox

download this BetterPrivacy extension ?

Collapse -
First, open Adobe flash cookie manager.
by k4141 / July 13, 2010 2:41 PM PDT
Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

The Samsung RF23M8090SG

One of the best French door fridges we've tested

A good-looking fridge with useful features like an auto-filling water pitcher and a temperature-adjustable "FlexZone" drawer. It was a near-flawless performer in our cooling tests.