What are flash cookies?

Flash cookies, also known as Local Shared Objects (LSOs), are data files stored on a user’s computer by websites that use Adobe Flash technology. They store information about a user’s preferences, settings, and browsing history related to Flash-based platforms or services. Flash cookies are stored in a different location on the user’s device compared to HTTP cookies, making them difficult to identify and manage. This has raised concerns about user privacy and tracking. To manage Flash cookies, users can use the Flash Player settings or visit the Adobe website.