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Adobe Flash Makes It Easier To Delete Local Shared Objects

Software maker Adobe has updated its Flash application to allow users to delete tracking cookies stored within the software.

The new Adobe Flash features the NPAPI ClearSiteData industry standard that allows users to delete the LSOs, or local shared objects, The Register (opens in new tab) explains.

The LSOs are used by websites to regenerate the cookies previously deleted by users. These cookies help websites keep track of user activity and allow them to serve ads based on their interests and tastes.

Users will be able to delete the Local Stored Objects by using Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer web users that come with a cookie deleting feature.

“With Flash Player 10.3, we have created a new native control panel for Windows, Macintosh and Linux desktops that will allow end-users to manage all of the Flash Player settings, including camera, microphone and Local Shared Objects," Adobe spokesman Peleus Uhley wrote in a blog posting.

Adobe also fixed some security holes in the Flash Player, including the one that allowed hackers remote control over the system by using an infected Flash file embedded in a Microsoft Word or Excel document.