Unlike regular cookies, Flash cookies
are stored in an area of a computer that cannot be controlled by a user's Internet browser.
The Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), which sets standards for behavior by online marketers and analytics firms, officially frowns upon the use of Flash cookies
and other tracking technologies that circumvent user privacy settings.
lt;p>To mitigate the risk, users of social networking sites need to disable flash cookies
and ensure that all other cookies are deleted when the browser is closed, Eckersley wrote.
In addition, the new version of Chrome has the ability to delete Flash cookies
, which is known to be abused by some websites to track users.
Vorys also keeps its clients advised of class action lawsuits involving e-media issues, such as those related to flash cookies
, respawned cookies and the asserted creation of profiles of individuals through the use of unique device identification on smart phones.