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Stop Websites from Tracking You


Ever wondered how Google, Yahoo or some other site knew who you were even though you deleted the temp files and cleared cookied ? Yes, cookies were cleared when you cleaned it in your browser, how else could they know ?

There is a kind of Super Cookie that most people dont know about. LSO (Local Shared Objects) is a cookie-like collection of data stored on your computer and are made by all version of Adobe Flash Player & MX Player. Websites and advertisers are known to use LSO to track users.

LSO’s don’t ask the users permission to store the data on the computer in system folder. Since the data is stored in the system folder, they are protected from deletion. Each LSO offers 100KB of data to be  stored compared to 4KB offered via cookies. They can also send information to their servers without the users knowledge.


If you want to protect yourself and not be tracked by advertisers, get the BetterPrivacy Addon for Firefox. It automatically deletes, all the LSO while exiting the browsers.

Better Privacy serves to protect against not deletable longterm cookies, a new generation of ‘Super-Cookie’, which silently conquered the internet. This addon was made to make users aware of those hidden, never expiring objects and to offer an easy way to get rid of them – since browsers are unable to do that for you.

Download BetterPrivacy

Stop Websites from Tracking You
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  • computer wizard

    this is why i love firefox itz addons add lot of features … thanks for your post
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  • computer wizard

    this is why i love firefox itz addons add lot of features … thanks for your post

  • nice post, thank you for your share.
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  • Micha

    Thanks for the cool tip.

  • interesting post and quite informative also for readers

  • Thanks for this information, I will definitely have to try this add on.
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  • Digg the Art

    nothing to do because its useless and true that Google sell our specially search history to advertisers and we cant do any thing
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  • Jim – 406 not acceptable

    Never knew about these little blighters, I would presume using Firefox’s privacy mode would stop them from being saved? Shocking how they can store more information than a cookie too…

  • Crazy blogger

    thanks for sharing this firefox addon

  • Vijay

    Its a nice add on.. do u reckon there is a addon/widget for Google chrome that does the same job?
    N is it true that Chrome has privacy issues?

  • I think this extension should do the trick.

    As you should know, the stable version of Chrome does not support extensions by default, you have to download the beta or dev version to use extensions.

    I use the beta version and there are no problems.

  • Vijay

    Thank you, I got the extension and apparently Chrome updated itself wen i wasnt looking..

    but I dont see how this is different from me clearing the private data myself using the options in the browser..

  • As said in the post Vijay, advertisment companies know that browser cache gets cleared once in a while and that you can clear it yourself. To avoid this they use cookies used by flash players. These super cookies are not deleted by the browser. Infact they are never deleted unless you use a specific extension like this one or Ccleaner.

  • Vijay

    Alrite.. I sure hope this extension did the trick..
    I like ur posts.. keep posting more great stuff..
    My laptop and my mobile phone are both very grateful to u!

  • Thanks Vijay, ever since I stopped social commenting on other blogs, you are the only consistent commentor on our blog