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I've been working on computers for a long time, and this just proves there is always something new to learn ( new to me )
I just saw something about "supercookies", I new about cookies, but never heard about this one.
I read that they mostly occur through flashplayer, but can happen in other ways.
My question is how do you find supercookies on your computer?
the thing I read said that you can use CCleaner to remove them, and I have used CCleaner many times, but didn't see a specific setting that mentions supercookies. So does that mean that CCleaner gets rid of all cookies, including supercookies, so you don't need a specific setting?
Also, I would like to find one of these things, are they stored in a usual spot like
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Flash Player ?
the thing I read said you can change your flashplayer settings to not allow content to be stored on your computer, and that effectively stops supercookies, but it only stops flashplayer supercookies. any ideas how you could "globally" protect your self from these things?
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My understanding is that supercookies are  a rather generic term. Perhaps Flash has one type, Javascript has another etc...

I believe you would have to block them as discovered, seeing that they could work a few different ways.

Although, I am interested if anyone else has more info or ideas too.
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http://www.techopedia.com/definition/27310/super-cookie

This includes instructions on changing Flash preferences to remove current cookies, and stop new sites from writing cookies.
http://www.fightidentitytheft.com/blog/new-breed-super-cookie-defies-removal-almost
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Here is a link to a FireFox Add-on to protect your PC from this:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/
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thanks for the help
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