Saturday, November 07, 2009

Don’t forget to delete your adobe flashplayer cache/cookies

Recently I used a friend’s computer to login into kuler.adobe.com. I was hoping that clearing firefox cache/cookies would log me out and clear my credentials for the site. But that was not the case. This is because the the kuler flash object stores the user’s credentials as a flashplayer cookie. You have to explicitly log out of the site OR delete the flashplayer cookies.

The moral of the story is to always delete the flashplayer cache/cookies after accessing a flash enabled site on a public computer. 

To get rid flashplayer cache/cookies, you need to delete the contents of the following folders:

C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys

Alternatively, you can visit Adobe Flash Player Settings Manager to delete the cookies.

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