Comments: Don't like cookies on your computer?

Me, I don't mind cookies. I used to be really uptight about them, but then I just figured that if Yahoo wants to find out what kind of pr0n I'm surfing for, who am I to judge their voyeurism? :-)

Posted by Harvey at April 7, 2005 06:16 PM

I like cookies, too, especially the oatmeal-raisin or peanut butter kind. But that's just me.

Posted by physics geek at April 7, 2005 09:16 PM

Harvey, that was the funniest reply I've read all week.... ;-)

If you don't want a site to remember your computer, whether by browser cookies or Flash's "shared objects", then you can definitely prevent it from doing so.

Just right-click on any Macromedia Flash file to pull up the Settings Panel. One of the little tabs there is for file storage. This is where you can see how much data the site stored on your computer, and control it. You can set it to zero kilobytes if you wish.

To set limits for all sites at once, click that little "?" Help icon in the Settings Panel. This will bring up a web page interface for deeper control over what websites can and cannot do.

More info is in the technote you cited in your clipping. Thanks!

John Dowdell
Macromedia Support

Posted by John Dowdell at April 8, 2005 04:48 AM

Thanks for the info. Physics Geek and John!

Posted by vw bug at April 10, 2005 11:10 PM

Glad to be of service. Very nice response from John, btw.

Posted by physics geek at April 11, 2005 04:14 PM