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Flash cookies set by Youtube vid embeds

 
Anonymous Coward
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03/01/2013 04:39 PM
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Flash cookies set by Youtube vid embeds
This appears to be coming from Youtube.

I just noticed this today.

GLP itself does not set flash cookies
on your computer, however when you
click on any GLP thread that has a
youtube embed on it, it sets a flash
cookie on your drive.

I detected this using KFC (Kill Flash Cookies).

Here is you a test to run on your PC.

If you have KFC installed, click on it
to open.

then clear all flash cookies.

now, refresh any GLP thread that has
a youtube video embed on it. But don't
start the video.

Now go back to KFC and run another search
for flash cookies.

Find youtube's hidden flash cookie and you
didn't even start the or watch the video yet.

no matter how many times you delete this
flash cookie with KFC, it returns immediately
after refreshing a GLP page with a youtube
video embed on it.

does anybody else feel uncomfortable
with this ???
Anonymous Coward (OP)
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03/01/2013 04:57 PM
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Re: Flash cookies set by Youtube vid embeds
just a heads up

flash cookies are NOT deleted
by cleaning your browser cache.

it remains on your system until
a flash cookie remover is used.

this can be a security hazard.
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03/01/2013 05:31 PM
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Re: Flash cookies set by Youtube vid embeds
any comments or feedback is
appreciated :)
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03/01/2013 07:08 PM
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Re: Flash cookies set by Youtube vid embeds
my apologies
go back to American Idol
sorry for disturbing you
Crazy Harriet

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03/01/2013 07:14 PM

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Re: Flash cookies set by Youtube vid embeds
That must be where the flash cookies are coming from. Every start-up of my computer there are new ones.

Yes, they aren't browser-dependent. The browser cookies are deleted when I close the browser; they slip through.
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03/01/2013 07:15 PM
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Re: Flash cookies set by Youtube vid embeds
ya...hate it!!!! it's not just glp though
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03/01/2013 07:18 PM
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Re: Flash cookies set by Youtube vid embeds
any comments or feedback is
appreciated :)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35386370

I use Firefox 19 and have an add-in called :Better Privacy". This add-in will remove all LSOs and the add-in can be configured to remove all Flash cookies when you close the browser. Easy peesey.
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03/01/2013 07:23 PM
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Re: Flash cookies set by Youtube vid embeds
any comments or feedback is
appreciated :)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35386370

I use Firefox 19 and have an add-in called :Better Privacy". This add-in will remove all LSOs and the add-in can be configured to remove all Flash cookies when you close the browser. Easy peesey.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23554071


Better Privacy did not find my flash cookies.
the list was empty.

so NO, it's not easy peezy when
BP doesn't find or delete them

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