The Easiest Way to Delete Flash Cookies on the Mac
LSO’s are pesky Flash cookies that can potentially track your activity on the web long after you’ve left the site that set the cookie, and unfortunately there’s no easy way to tell what cookies track where. If you are concerned about this, your best bet is to just delete them completely.
We’ve discussed ways to manually delete flash cookies in Mac OS X before, but now there’s a little app called Kill Flash Cookies that does it for you, easily, with the most flawlessly simple GUI ever. Launch the app, press Go, and watch as it tallies up the Flash cookies that have been deleted.
Kill Flash Cookies is also cross platform compatible, so whether you’re running Mac OS X, Windows, or Linux, you’ll be able to clear the Flash cookies.
So… I downloaded the app and tried it. It is apparently useless and ineffective. Now, I want to delete it and it resists being trashed. I have a logo on my downloads folder (Mac OSX 10.6.8, Snow Leopard) and on my system tray. I cannot get rid of these, although I have sent the file itself to trash.
Is it just me or is there just never-ending bad press about Flash? The abysmal performance, the tracking cookies, the browser crashes… Jobs is right, the time to move away from Flash is long overdue.