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Judge Approves Flash Cookie Settlement

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

June 15, 2011

U.S. District Court Judge George H. Wu has approved a final class-action settlement requiring Quantcast and Clearspring to pay $2.4 million, paidContent.org reports. The settlement was first announced last December but received final approval on Monday. The case stems from the companies' use of Flash cookies to track users for targeted advertising. According to the article, the majority of the settlement will go to universities and research groups, but approximately $550,000 will go to the plaintiffs' attorneys for fees and expenses.
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