Just some fun facts on Flash Cookies... - eBay Suspended & PayPal Limited Forums
eBay Suspension & PayPal Limited Forums  
Join Today
Register Subscribe
     

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


Go Back   Home > Subscriber's Area > Subscriber Discussions

Subscriber Discussions The juicy stuff...

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-18-2008
aspkin's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 11,376
Thanks: 3,071
Thanked 4,197 Times in 1,780 Posts
Activity: 16%
Longevity: 100%
iTrader: (24)
Default Just some fun facts on Flash Cookies...

Just some fun facts on Flash Cookies:
  • They're not located in your browser!
  • You can view your Flash Cookies by going here: Adobe - Flash Player : Settings Manager - Website Storage Settings panel
  • Deleting your browser cookies won't get rid of them
  • You have to delete them by using the above link
  • EBay will sometimes limit your account if it can't find your Flash cookie when you're listing an item, or changing your account details.
  • Once enabled by eBay, a lot of people are going to get linked accounts if they don't take action now to protect their accounts.
  • There is a solution.
__________________
Reply With Quote
The complete step-by-step guide to get back to selling today!

  #2  
Old 05-18-2008
GreenBean's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 42,343
Thanks: 5,612
Thanked 9,136 Times in 7,105 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 96%
iTrader: (6)
Default

aspkin ROCKS! Knew you would help!
__________________
REAP WHAT YOU SOW. LIFE IS SO NOT FAIR.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-19-2008
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 49
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 92%
iTrader: (1)
Default

Here is an article on flash cookies. Thanks again aspkin

Flash Cookies explained
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-19-2008
becca073's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 139
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 93%
iTrader: (0)
Default

So when viewing the link you have above, if nothing shows up then that means no flash cookies currently stored on your computer correct? Does anyone know if the limitations regarding flash cookies already started?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-19-2008
Exeneva's Avatar
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 337
Thanks: 4
Thanked 8 Times in 4 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 92%
iTrader: (1)
Default

So we can just go to Global Storage Settings and uncheck the "Allow third-party flash content" and that will prevent flash cookies from being stored on our computers?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-19-2008
aspkin's Avatar
Administrator
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 11,376
Thanks: 3,071
Thanked 4,197 Times in 1,780 Posts
Activity: 16%
Longevity: 100%
iTrader: (24)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Exeneva View Post
So we can just go to Global Storage Settings and uncheck the "Allow third-party flash content" and that will prevent flash cookies from being stored on our computers?
Yes, but it'll make things harder for you in the long run. EBay will check to see if the cookie is there, if it's not they will start asking you to verify your account, usually be phone verification.

Flash cookies aren't live yet, but they'll be here soon.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-19-2008
ebayhateluv's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,325
Thanks: 0
Thanked 108 Times in 41 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 95%
iTrader: (7)
Default

So, Aspkin--Am I Correct in doing this...

a.) CREATE a USER for each Ebay acct within Windows XP
b.) Then--USE ONLY that Particular User--(Log in to that User)--from the accts screen
i.e.
Ebay user name: Torpedo123
User acct within windows xp--
Admin,
New,
Paul,
Suzy,
Torpedo123


>> When you wish to switch users-- Log off/switch users- then now log into that other acct.

>>ALL the time maintaining the ebay cookies just for that particular acct--But NOT linking the other users??

(Thought newbies wouldnt understand unless spelled out..)
__________________
Always.. Be the BEST you can Be, at Whatever you do! Be Part of the Solution, rather than Part of the Problem.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-19-2008
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 93%
iTrader: (0)
Default

yes but you have to change your IP when you log in the other account.
you can also clean the cookies from your browser but not the Flash Cookies in each Windows user account.
Good Luck.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-20-2008
aspkin's Avatar
Administrator
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 11,376
Thanks: 3,071
Thanked 4,197 Times in 1,780 Posts
Activity: 16%
Longevity: 100%
iTrader: (24)
Default

That's it ebayhateluv, having a 'User Account' for each eBay account you have, will separate the files between users, including flash cookies. The eBook explains this pretty well, I'll let you know when it's ready to download again.

Cheers!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-20-2008
Jonas's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,958
Thanks: 5
Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 98%
iTrader: (0)
Default

Is it really necessary to go through the trouble of creating all the USER IDs? Why can't you just go onto the flash cookie folder and move them out of there and just swap the file in. Or would the flash system have trouble recognizing this.

Also eBay likely is using flash to spy on the internals of your computer. I don't know what flash can read, maybe MAC address?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-20-2008
becca073's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 139
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 93%
iTrader: (0)
Default

This is so much easier to understand broken down like this. Thanks so much for the info. So by creating the different Windows users you don't have to delete the cookies then right? And if you delete them, it only will delete them for the specified user you are logged in under correct?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-20-2008
aspkin's Avatar
Administrator
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 11,376
Thanks: 3,071
Thanked 4,197 Times in 1,780 Posts
Activity: 16%
Longevity: 100%
iTrader: (24)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jonas View Post
Is it really necessary to go through the trouble of creating all the USER IDs? Why can't you just go onto the flash cookie folder and move them out of there and just swap the file in. Or would the flash system have trouble recognizing this.

Also eBay likely is using flash to spy on the internals of your computer. I don't know what flash can read, maybe MAC address?
That'll work the same in a sense, but to me it seems like more work.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-20-2008
aspkin's Avatar
Administrator
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 11,376
Thanks: 3,071
Thanked 4,197 Times in 1,780 Posts
Activity: 16%
Longevity: 100%
iTrader: (24)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by becca073 View Post
This is so much easier to understand broken down like this. Thanks so much for the info. So by creating the different Windows users you don't have to delete the cookies then right? And if you delete them, it only will delete them for the specified user you are logged in under correct?

Correct -
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-20-2008
aspkin's Avatar
Administrator
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 11,376
Thanks: 3,071
Thanked 4,197 Times in 1,780 Posts
Activity: 16%
Longevity: 100%
iTrader: (24)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yahhtrick View Post
Here is an article on flash cookies. Thanks again aspkin

Flash Cookies explained

I used some of this guys post in the eBook update. Great Information!

By the way, to download the latest eBook update go here:

http://www.auctionstealth.com/eBay-Stealth.exe
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-30-2008
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 171
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 92%
iTrader: (0)
Default

Hi,
Today when I did the flash check for flash cookies this is all I got: secureinclude.ebaystatic.com .. now, Does that sound correct? I noted the time, date , etc, in my log. One time , however, it did say flash cookie. That got deleted when I , well. i guess i used flash to delete it. does this sound correct?
Thanks,
Trish
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-30-2008
becca073's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 139
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 93%
iTrader: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aspkin View Post
Just some fun facts on Flash Cookies:
  • They're not located in your browser!
  • You can view your Flash Cookies by going here: Adobe - Flash Player : Settings Manager - Website Storage Settings panel
  • Deleting your browser cookies won't get rid of them
  • You have to delete them by using the above link
  • EBay will sometimes limit your account if it can't find your Flash cookie when you're listing an item, or changing your account details.
  • Once enabled by eBay, a lot of people are going to get linked accounts if they don't take action now to protect their accounts.
  • There is a solution.
If none are listed then eBay hasn't placed any yet correct?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-04-2008
becca073's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 139
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 93%
iTrader: (0)
Default

The "web storage settings" tab that looks like a folder correct?
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-05-2008
aspkin's Avatar
Administrator
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 11,376
Thanks: 3,071
Thanked 4,197 Times in 1,780 Posts
Activity: 16%
Longevity: 100%
iTrader: (24)
Default

If none are listed, then you don't have any to worry about. Just check it often.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 06-06-2008
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 170
Thanks: 4
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 96%
iTrader: (0)
Default

Flash cookies are HERE! Just had my first run around with it.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 06-07-2008
becca073's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 139
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 93%
iTrader: (0)
Default

Okay I'm getting them now when I have to update my credit card on eBay. Right now I'm just deleting them. I haven't had to do the phone call verification thing yet. I gotta figure out why my dial-up speed is slower on other Window User accounts first cause its killing me. LOL
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 06-08-2008
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 141
Thanks: 3
Thanked 34 Times in 9 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 97%
iTrader: (19)
Default

if i create separate windows user accounts per ebay accounts,should i delete the regular cookies everytime i close firefox ?

another question,ebay only plant the flash cookies when you start to sell or buy items?

if i create a new eBay Seller Account but dont list any item,ebay would plant flash cookies ?

i normally create new ebay accounts then wait for 30 or 60 days to sell.

Last edited by GreenBean; 06-08-2008 at 06:48 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 06-09-2008
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 141
Thanks: 3
Thanked 34 Times in 9 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 97%
iTrader: (19)
Default

how to deal with the regular cookies?delete them is ok?
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



Aspkin Group

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:33 AM.


Stop the guessing games and learn how you can quickly and easily get back on eBay today!
Read the best selling step-by-step eBay Suspension guide eBay Stealth!
Amazon Suspension? Read Amazon Ghost to get back on Amazon!
vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ad Management by RedTyger
no new posts

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58