[citation][nom]kinggraves[/nom]Oops, how did several lines of code which serve a specific and intentional purpose get in there?[/citation]
My exact thoughts! Don't think these guys are the only ones though I'm betting other huge companies are doing the same thing and haven't been caught yet.
"Those using Mozilla's Firefox browser can install the BetterPrivacy extension that will help block most of those pesky invaders."
Been doing that for years. If anyone wonders why I've been using firefox regardless of benchmarks tom's hardware comes out with, this is one of the reasons. With the high customization of firefox due to add ons, it's superior regardless of the 1ms edge another browser may have over it. Not to mention chrome loves to sniff every letter you put in the address bar. Ad block plus also makes it so my computer NEVER tries to load ads or banners which eat up bandwidth that increase speed and my exposure to viruses has gone down 20 fold due to not ever loading those virus infected marketing banners.
Hehe was already using my own batch files running dozens of preconfigured CCleaner to get the job done (yeah CCleaner cannot have more than 300 extra lines added to it's .ini file) and also using betterprivacy for a few monthx now. It works wonders and so I'm happy more user will use these for their own privacy protection.
These so called "super cookies" from flash are actually called Shared Objects. The work the same way a normal cookie does they just live in a different location. My browser preferences are set to clear all private data each time it closes so it removes cookies, shared objects, cache, and history. Problem solved.