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#1 mbarlow

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 03:44 PM

When I watch videos or news reports I keep getting a "local storage" window popping up that wants me to either accept or deny storing information on my computer. Its not much (10kbs) but I don't want any tracking info on my conputer.

Q's: 1) How do I stop the window from appearing? (I click the deny button and another website will appear to ask the same Q, mainly; can it store info on my conputer? It takes a long time for the button to acknoldege and for the window to dissappear and this is usually after the video has ran its course, and this is very, very annoying.)

2) Is it so small a thing that I should not be concerned with it?

3) Is this a software issue with Adobe and if I update the software it will go away?



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 04:05 PM

You can use the Flash Control Panel online here...Adobe - Flash Player : Settings Manager - Global Privacy Settings Panel

Click on each tab on the top of panel. I always choose to set all settings to zero and deny access camera and allow NO cookies.

Whether that will stop being asked to allow storage on your comp....I don't know. I took another step a long time ago and

blocked the use of DOM storage in my Firefox. I never get asked to store anything.

 

EDIT: How to clear/disable DOM Storage in Firefox, IE and Chrome | WebDevWonders.com

 

EDIT:  just thought of another reason you might be getting more of these requests...ad/ tracking cookies.

You can block those third party aka ad/ tracking cookies from installing on your computer.

Disable third-party cookies in IE, Firefox, and Google Chrome | How To - CNET

 

Once you have blocked them from installing, you will need to delete the ones that are now installed.

Use Ccleaner or Super AntiSpyware for that.

SUPERAntiSpyware.com - AntiAdware, AntiSpyware, AntiMalware!

CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

 

You can also just manually delete all the cookies presently installed in each browser.


Edited by buddy215, 17 February 2014 - 04:16 PM.

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