Manage cookies created by Video streaming sites

We all know about cookies create by the browsers used to track you which is most of the times for your own convenience e.g to remember your preferences.  But have you ever thought that the videos which we see online ( most of them are flash-based ) also store cookies ? Yes and they are known as Flash Cookies.

These Cookies are stored under

  • Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\[Your Profile]\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\[Random Name]\[Web Site Path].
  • On Windows 7/Vista : C:\Users\[Your Profile]\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\[Random Name]\[Web Site Path].

Flash Cookies

These cookies have extension as .sol and is in binary format which doesn’t allow you to see it with regular text editor.

Flash Cookies View is  a windows based application which lets you find details of such cookies and find information like created date, url of those sites, modified date, expiry date etc. You can also create a report and drop these cookies if you want. Very handy if do not want to wipe of all the cookies completely.

Flash Cookies Details

You can download this application from here and its a portable application which you can carry on your USB drive.

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