Cookies and web anonymity

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation briefing, Flash cookies are stored outside the browser’s control and users cannot view or delete them. Nor are users notified when the cookies (which have no expiry date) are set. Flash cookies can track users in all the ways traditional old-style cookies do, but they can be stored or retrieved whenever a user accesses a page containing a Flash application – which is almost every page that most people access.

Country: Global

Domains: Privacy

Tags: Internet, cookies, anonymity, privacy

Posted on Sunday 5 October 2014

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