A flash cookie (also called a local shared object) provides a means for Adobe Flash animations embedded within Web pages to store and retrieve information on a user's computer separate from traditional cookie files. "Such cookies can contain up to 25 times more data than other cookies, do not expire at the end of a browsing session, and cannot be erased through web browser features such as 'clear history.'"
- See Electronic Privacy Information Center, Local Shared Objects — "Flash Cookies" (July 21, 2005) (full-text).
- Information Resellers: Consumer Privacy Framework Needs to Reflect Changes in Technology and the Marketplace, at 23.
- Bose v. Interclick, Inc., 2011 WL 4343517, 2011 US Dist. LEXIS 93663 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 17, 2011) (full-text).
- Shannon Canty, Chris Jay Hoofnagle, et al., Flash Cookies and Privacy (Aug. 10, 2009) (full-text).