Monday, August 17, 2009

Web Sites Using Flash Instead of Browser Cookies to Track Your Activity (via Lifehacker)

"Wired reports that over half of the web's most popular sites are using Flash to track users who block traditional browser cookies.

The findings come from a UC Berkeley study, which also found that only four of these top web sites using Flash cookies mention them in their privacy policies. From Wired:

Unlike traditional browser cookies, Flash cookies are relatively unknown to web users, and they are not controlled through the cookie privacy controls in a browser. That means even if a user thinks they have cleared their computer of tracking objects, they most likely have not."

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