Flash Cookies are files that can be stored on the user's computer system. They are often used for tracking purposes but also to store preferences and session data, for instance to save games on online gaming sites. These cookies can be deleted by visiting the Flash controls on the Internet that Adobe makes available there, or by using third party programs like CCleaner.
What makes them particularly nasty is that they are - usually- not removed when you delete the cookies in your web browser. That's actually the main reason why they are used for tracking purposes, since most Internet users do not know that they exist let alone how to delete them.
The portable software Flash Cookies Cleaner is another program that can be used to quickly remove all cookies created by Flash applications from a computer system.
The software program will automatically analyze the system and display all Flash cookies that it finds during the analysis in its interface.
A click on the Delete button will remove all Flash cookies from the PC. There is unfortunately no option to remove only selected cookies from the system.
Users who want to delete specific sites that have placed Flash cookies on the computer system need to use the Adobe web controls instead to do so. This is recommended for users who play online games or visit websites that save preferences and settings in Flash cookies.
Here you can select individual cookies that you want to delete from your PC. Please note that you need an Internet connection to access the page, which may not always be available. The portable program is a useful alternative to Adobe's Internet-only solution to remove cookies from an operating system. The program does not need to be installed which makes it ideal for a repair disc or USB Flash Drive.
Flash Cookies Cleaner can be downloaded from Softpedia.
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