17, 2011) ("When a computer user deletes a browser cookie, the flash cookie
'respawns' the browser cookie without notice to or consent of the user.
Examples of such cookies include Flash cookies
in which user tracking data is stored in a little known Adobe Flash plug-in, and cache cookies in which the data is stored in the entity tags (eTags) used by browsers as a bandwidth saving mechanism.
Since flash cookies
are not controlled by the browser, other browsers on the same machine can access the same flash cookies
Through the use of flash cookies
and other technologies, businesses are tracking the online behavior of consumers collecting information about the sites we visit and the things we buy and using that information to target their advertising.