cookie nomenclature question: LSO = flash cookie = LocalStorage = some directories?

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cookie nomenclature question: LSO = flash cookie = LocalStorage = some directories?

Unread postby Lew Rockwell Fan » Thu, 04 Oct 2018, 21:25

I'm trying to understand cookie management & the various extensions for it.

Are these expressions completely synonymous?:

flash cookie
LSO
LocalStorage data
DOM storage
Web storage

Wikip. tells me that the first 2 are, is mum about the 3rd, and unclear about the last 2. "LocalStorage data" is used in describing several of the PM extensions. Wikip' also says that on linux systems some of this is stored in some combination of:

~/.macromedia/Flash_Player/#SharedObjects/
~/.macromedia/Flash_Player/macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/sys/
~/.gnash/SharedObjects/
~/.config/google-chrome/Default/Pepper Data/Shockwave Flash/WritableRoot/#SharedObjects/

but I have no such directories.

Nor can I find a LocalStorage directory, nor a global variable of that name.
Is all this stuff in
~/.moonchild productions/pale moon/bsygixk9.he/webappsstore.sqlite ?
And is what the extensions are doing about it simply zeroing out or deleting this file?

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Re: cookie nomenclature question: LSO = flash cookie = LocalStorage = some directories?

Unread postby therube » Wed, 10 Oct 2018, 03:36

First two are the same.

KB: Flash
Adobe: Local storage settings

The rest of the stuff, got me?

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Re: cookie nomenclature question: LSO = flash cookie = LocalStorage = some directories?

Unread postby vannilla » Wed, 10 Oct 2018, 06:57

DOM and Web storage are the same too: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/doc ... torage_API (the two bullet points at the beginning of the page are enough to understand what it does).
LocalStorage is probably the same as Web storage, or maybe just a mechanism to allow extensions to save data between sessions (which is similar to Web Storage, but for extensions).

About folders, ".gnash" exists only if you have Gnash installed, which is an alternative to Adobe's Flash (i.e. it's Flash but made by someone else); ".config/google-chrome" obviously exists only if you use Google Chrome; I don't know about the other two.

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Re: cookie nomenclature question: LSO = flash cookie = LocalStorage = some directories?

Unread postby Lew Rockwell Fan » Mon, 15 Oct 2018, 01:06

therube, vannila - thank you, both. I'll get back to looking at cookie managers now, and should have a better idea what I'm comparing.


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