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Flash Cookies and Tor.


When I use Tor, I disable Flash.  However, when not using Tor, sometimes I do use Flash.

I was surprised today to discover in my .macromedia folder on Ubuntu dozens of flash cookies.

Can these cookies have connected my static non-Tor IP and the various Tor IPs. In other words, if when using Tor I go to www.yahoo.com can Yahoo know my "real" IP based on the flash cookie it sent me when I connected earlier when not using Tor?

And can the flash cookie connect to the website even when flash is turned off?  I assume not - but I don't know this.