Ubuntu and flash cookies

Robert Holtzman holtzm at cox.net
Fri Oct 1 01:07:36 UTC 2010

On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 06:08:19PM -0400, Tom H wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 11:24 AM, Cybe R. Wizard
> <cyber_wizard at mindspring.com> wrote:
> >
> > Here's a news article about flash cookies:
> > http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/110838/cookies-cause-bitter-backlash?mod=family-kids_parents
> >
> > Does anyone have knowledge of them and whether they affect ubuntu or
> > Linux browsers/software in general?
> They affect any browser that uses flash in any OS or distribution.
> On Linux, you can delete them from
> /home/<user>/.macromedia/Flash_Player/

On my box ~/.macromedia is empty. A better solution is the "Better
Privacy" extension (assuming you use Firefox).

Bob Holtzman
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