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Privacy Changes Will Keep Flash Cookies Off Computers

ONLINE PRIVACY

April 14, 2010

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 will honor each user's browser privacy setting, which means Flash cookies will no longer be "dropped on computers to track Web activity," NetworkWorld reports. Adobe officials noted in a statement that the enhancements will help users better control their personal information "so that when someone activates private browsing in their browser, it is also activated in Flash Player--meaning there is no local storage of information from that Flash Player session." The changes, which are intended to improve user privacy, could mean difficulties for online merchants and banks that use Flash cookies to identify returning customers, the report states.
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