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Old 10-07-2010, 02:01 PM   #1
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Default Flash cookie protection via Firefox

I was browsing around the Mozilla forums and stumbled across a discussion about Super Cookies and one of the posts in the discussion talks about a Firefox add-on BetterPrivacy--works on Firefox 3.x.

From the BetterPrivacy Help page--opens when you install BP but I can't seem to copy the odd url (chrome://bp/content/BetterPrivacy.html ): "BetterPrivacy is a Firefox addon that is able to delete a special kind of cookies: Local Shared Objects in short LSO's which are placed on your computer by a Flash plugin."

How it works:

"After installation BetterPrivacy tries to find the folder where your Flash plugin stores the LSO's. Thus the first start of Firefox could be delayed for some seconds. Then BetterPrivacy does absolutely nothing until you quit Firefox. At that time the addon will look in the LSO folder, and if it finds cookies a popup will be shown. BetterPrivacy asks if you would like to delete the LSO's at that time. You might decide to review every single LSO later at the next Firefox session. Otherwise you can choose to delete once or even to automatically delete on every Firefox exit. BetterPrivacy never directly interacts with a website, thus your web-session will not be impaired."

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