Disarm Flash Cookies aka LSO’s (Local Shared objects)

Better Privacy is a great plugin for firefox that lets you manage LSO’s.

However, if you do not want your browser to store LSO’s on your local drive in the first place, you can follow the below steps:

$ ls -l ~/.macromedia/Flash_Player/
drwx------ 3 user user 4096 Jul 11 15:41 macromedia.com
drwx------ 3 user user 4096 Jul 11 15:41 #SharedObjects

Change permissions of folder #SharedObjects

$ sudo chown root:root \#SharedObjects/$ ls -l
drwx------ 3 user user 4096 Jul 11 15:41 macromedia.com
drwx------ 3 root root 4096 Jul 11 15:41 #SharedObjects

Congratulations, you have just made the flash player’s LSO folder non writeable for your browser!

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